PRAGUE: The French film Heart of Stone by Claire Billet and Olivier Jobard was awarded best film in the main competition of the 2019 One World International Human Rights Film Festival, held in Prague from 6 to 17 March 2019.
The 14 categories counted 117 films. A new section Short and Concise was added to the programme this year, as well as 12 virtual reality projects.
A total of 28,488 viewers attended the screenings in Prague.
The festival now moves to 35 cities and towns throughout the Czech Republic, but the year-round platform Get Your Audience! offers the opportunity for films to be seen legally by a wider audience.
FULL LIST OF AWARDS:
International Competition Jury:
Best Film:Heart of Stone (France)Directed by Claire Billet and Olivier Jobard
Best Director:Mads Brügger for Cold Case Hammarskjöld (Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Belgium)
Special Jury Award:Reconstructing Utøya (Sweden, Norway, Denmark)Directed by Carl Javér
Václav Havel Jury:
Best Film:Everything Must Fall (South Africa, Netherlands, Belgium)Directed by Rehad Desai
Special Jury Prize:To The Four Winds (France)Directed by Michel Toesca
Czech Competition Jury:
Best Film:The Good Death (Slovakia, Czech Republic, Austria, France)Directed by Tomáš Krupa
Special Jury Prize:Another Chance (Czech Republic)Directed by Eva Tomanová
Student Jury Award:#FollowMe (the Netherlands)Directed by Nicolaas Veul, Duco Coops
Regional Jury Prize:Reconstructing Utøya (Sweden, Norway, Denmark)Directed by Carl Javér