Awards and Juries

International Competition Jury Awards

The jury for the International Competition award two prizes in this category: the International Competition Jury Award for Best Director and the International Competition Jury Award for Best Film.
The jury comprises film experts from both the Czech Republic and abroad. 

Václav Havel Jury

In the Right to Know category, the film that makes an exceptional contribution to the protection of human rights is selected to receive the Václav Havel Jury Award for the Best Film. The jury is composed of prominent human rights defenders and international representatives of the non-governmental sector or institutions.  

Czech Competition Jury

The jury selects the best Czech or co-production documentary from the previous or current year to receive the Czech Competition Jury Award for Best Film.  

One World Interactive Jury

The jury for the One World Interactive category awards the prize to the virtual reality project that has the most substantial social impact. They judge the way modern technology and digital narrative are used to promote awareness of human rights and how they are violated. The jury comprises representatives of non-profit organizations, journalists, and experts in the field of virtual reality. 

Regional Jury

The regional jury comprises two representatives nominated by our regional partners. The nominees are chosen from One World’s fans and supporters in the relevant town. The jury is then supplemented by the holder of the Golden Projectionist title, which is awarded by our platform Promítej i ty!. The winning film will be included in the selection of documentaries included in the Get Your Audience! programme in 2023. 

Student Jury

Each year, we select a group of secondary school students who are actively involved in the One World in Schools programme. During the festival, they select the best film from the One World for Students category. The winning film is announced during the gala closing event and receives the Student Jury Award

Audience Award for the Best Film

Viewers can vote for their favourite documentary. The top-rated film will receive the Audience Award. Voting takes place directly in the cinemas with the use of tablets. You can rate the film by marking one to five stars, where five is the highest rating and one the lowest. 

Abakus Foundation Audience Award for Exceptional Discussion

Audience members select the post-screening discussion that has been the most rewarding for them, and which best supplemented the screened film. The voting takes place next to the cinema auditorium exit with the help of a tablet or QR code.

The award was supported by the Abakus Foundation.