PRAGUE: Nowhere to Hide by Zaradasht Ahmed was awarded best film in the international competition of the 19th One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, that took place from 6 to 15 March 2017.
Twelve films screened in the International Competition, thirteen films competed for the Václav Havel Jury Award in the Right to Know section and twelve domestic documentaries were selected for the newly established Czech Competition.
One World in Prague screened 114 documentaries and seven virtual reality projects. After concluding in Prague, the festival will travel to other towns from the Czech Republic. The winner of the Audience Award will be announced on 15 March 2017.
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION JURY
International Competition Award:Nowhere to Hide (Norway, Sweden)Directed by Zaradasht Ahmed
Best Director:Jiu-liang Wang for Plastic China (China)
VÁCLAV HAVEL JURY
Award for a Film that Makes an Exceptional Contribution to the Defence of Human Rights:Chasing Asylum (Australia, USA)Directed by Eva Orner
Special Mention:Director Duro Gavran for News from Laayoune (Croatia)
CZECH COMPETITION JURY
The Czech Competition Award:Normal Autistic Film (Czech Republic)Directed by Miroslav Janek
Special Mention:A Hole in the Head (Czech Republic, Slovakia)Directed by Robert Kirchhoff
The Student Jury Award:Death by Design (USA)Directed by Sue Williams