15-03-2018

FESTIVALS: The Deminer Wins 20th One World

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PRAGUE: The Swedish film The Deminer, directed by Hogir Hirori and Shinwar Kamal, was awarded best film in the International Competition of the 20th One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival held in Prague from 5 to 14 March 2018.

The festival celebrated its 20th anniversary with a new Updating the system logo, a new visual identity and new sections. A total of 128 documentaries were screened, including nine virtual reality projects.

The festival will now move to 36 other cities in the Czech Republic.

FULL LIST OF WINNERS:

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION:

Best Film:
The Deminer (Sweden)
Directed by Hogir Hirori and Shinwar Kamal

Best Director:
Talal Derki for Of Fathers and Sons (Germany, Lebanon, Qatar, Syria)

Special Mention:
Laura Bari for directing Primas (Canada, Argentina)

VÁCLAV HAVEL JURY :

Main Prize:
Watani- My Homeland (UK)
Directed by Marcel Mettelsiefen

Special Mention:
The Venerable W (France, Switzerland)
Directed by Barbet Schroeder

CZECH COMPETITION:

Main Award:
Non-Parent (Czech Republic)
Directed by Jana Počtová

Special Mention:
Klára Tasovská and Lukáš Kokeš for Nothing Like Before (Czech Republic, Slovakia)

STUDENT JURY:

Main Award:
Peace to You All (Slovakia)
Directed by Juraj Mravec  

AVAST FOUNDATION AUDIENCE AWARD:

Audience Award:
City of Ghosts (USA)

EAST DOC PLATFORM:

East Doc Forum:

Best Project Award:
The Last Relic (Estonia, Poland)
Directed by Marianna Kaat

Czech TV Co-production Award:
Angels of Sinjar. Yazidis – 21st Century Genocide (Poland, Germany)
Directed by Hanna Polak

HBO Europe Award:
Angels of Sinjar. Yazidis – 21st Century Genocide (Poland, Germany)
Directed by Hanna Polak

Best Director Award Awarded by Current Time TV Jury Award:
Ksenia Gapchenko for Holy Culture! (Russia)
Liuba Ziamtsova for The Place of Love (Belarus)

Ex Oriente Film Workshop Awards:

Golden Funnel Award:
Amoosed! (Czech Republic)
Directed by Hana Nováková

Participation at IDFA Forum:
Journey to the End of the Night (Estonia, Russia)
Directed by Ksenia Elyan

Participation at Speed Meetings at DocsBarcelona:
Wishing on a Star (Slovakia)
Directed by Peter Kerekes

Participation at DOK Leipzig:

Lessons of Love (Poland)
Directed by Malgorzata Goliszewska, Katarzyna Mateja

Hacking Friendship (Ukraine)
Directed by Oleksiy Radynski, p. Lyuba Knorozok

Participation at Sheffield Doc/Fest for Best Czech Project:
In the Name of Allah (Czech Republic)
Directed by Francesco Montagner

Best Short Project Award:
Blackandwhite (Czech Republic, Germany, UK)
Directed by Zoe Eluned Aiano, Anna Benner