BUCHAREST: One of the highlights of the 10th edition of the Documentary and Human Rights International Film Festival One World Romania, unfolding in Bucharest from 13 to 19 March 2017, is the Civil Society Pitch, a pitching forum for human rights issues to be converted into documentary films.
This matchmaking workshop taking place on 18 and 19 March 2017 seeks to create mixed teams of documentary filmmakers and human rights activists from Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary. Ten NGOs and 15 filmmakers from Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary have been selected.
The tutors of the workshop are: Ana Alexieva, project manager Balkan Documentary Center, Mikael Opstrup, head of studies European Documentary Network, and Hanka Kasteliková, executive producer HBO Europe.
More than 60 titles will screen in the festival, of which three will have their world premieres and two will have their European premieres. The 11 sections include Political Animals, Against the Tide, Ministry of Fear, Justice without Fear, Focus: Caucasus, Romania on the Move and Romania: Work-in-Progress. Fear is the theme of this edition.
Inspired by One World Documentary and Human Rights International Film Festival in Prague, One World Romania has become one of the most important film festivals in Romania not only for its selection, but also for its discussions and debates.
The festival is organised by One World Romania Association, having the Rule of Law Program South East Europe of the Konrad-Adenauer - Stiftung as main partner, and with the support of the Romanian Film Centre, European Commission- Representation in Romania, the Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes and the Memory of the Romanian Exile, International Organization for Migration.