Film Submission 2022


24th edition of One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival 

About One World 

24th annual One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival (“One World”) will take place March 21 – April 3, 2022 in Prague, Czech Republic. One World is organized by People in Need, a Czech non-profit and non-governmental organization.

Besides the main festival held in Prague, there is also One World in Regions, which travels to towns throughout the Czech Republic, One World in Brussels, and One World in Schools that uses films in elementary and high-school education and organizes school screenings and other outreach projects. One World has grown over the years to become the largest human rights film festival in the world. It is one of the leading cultural events in Prague and the Czech Republic. 

Competitions and Awards  

One World’s programme consists of three competition categories, a variety of non-competition thematic categories, One World Interactive category or Docs for Kids section. Films are selected by One World’s selection committee. When selecting films, the committee concentrates equally on both human rights content and artistic quality. Seven awards will be given to the winning films:  

  • Award for the Best Film in the International Competition  
  • Award for the Best Director in the International Competition 
  • The Václav Havel Jury Award for a film that makes an exceptional contribution to the defense of human rights 
  • Czech Competition Award 
  • Audience Award 
  • Student Jury Award  
  • Regional Jury Award 

Film Submissions  

Submitted films need to meet these criteria: 

  • Feature or mid-length (minimum length 40 minutes) documentary films 
  • Short documentary or animated films for children – for Docs for Kids category only 
  • Interactive films for virtual reality 
  • Films with English subtitles or English-spoken films 
  • Films made in the past 2 years (2020 - 2022) 
  • Unfinished films can be submitted upon prior agreement with the festival 

Submission Conditions

  • First film submission deadline: September 1st, 2021 
  • Final film submission deadline: November 1st, 2021 (for films finished between September and November 2020) 
  • Online Entry Form must be filled out by the submission deadline. 
  • Festival must be provided with the preview/screener of the film by the submission deadline. 
  • Festival accepts only online links for previewing. VIMEO (including an online link and a password) is a highly recommended online platform. The streaming of a film must be free of charge, the number of previewing must not be limited and the film must be available till the end of February 2022. 
  • Festival will retain preview copies in its archive for research and educational purposes. 
  • Participation in other festivals does not preclude participation in One World. 
  • Films may be submitted by the filmmakers, producers, distributors or other legal representatives of the film. The submitter of the film should be a person that has the legal right to negotiate the use of this work with One World. 
  • Festival will inform applicants of its decision by mid- February 2022 by email to the submitter. 

Submission Fee 

  • The festival charges a submission fee to cover administrative costs. 
  • Submission fee: 20 EUR (feature or mid-length docs), 15 EUR (Docs for Kids) 
  • The fee will be waived for some countries of production - see the list in the application (this condition does not apply to films coproduced with countries obliged to pay the fee). 

Selected Films  

  • For each selected film, the submitter or the filmmaker will be asked to provide the English and original language dialogue list, stills from the film, a photo of the director, trailer and the screening copy/data file. 
  • For each selected film, One World has the right to use three minutes of the film for One World PR on television, on the internet and to use the publicity material (press kits, posters, stills etc.) to promote the festival´s program. 
  • Each selected film will be asked to update film information before publishing on the festival webpage and in the festival brochure. 
  • We are prepared for a possible next wave of the covid-19 pandemic and closure of cinemas. In such case, we would ask all selected films for the permission to be included in our paid geoblocked public online video library, available within the festival dates. However, we will of course do our best to hold the festival physically in the cinemas.




What personal data do we collect and process? 

The personal data that People in Need (One World Festival) can process even without the customer's consent by virtue of the performance of contracts and legal obligations to monitor visitors due to the accessibility of audio-visual works, bookkeeping and tax obligations, and by virtue of the data processor's legitimate interest in protecting its property and determining attendance at and the selection of films: 

  • identification data – personal data used for the purpose of unambiguous and unmistakable customer identification (first name, surname, date of birth, photo, address of residence) 
  • contact data – personal data permitting contact with the customer and use of the festival's accreditation system (client's provided e-mail address, contact address, telephone number) 
  • We want to be prepared for a possible next wave of the Covid19 pandemic and closure of cinemas. In such a case of emergency,  we would ask all selected films for the permission to be included in our paid public online video library, which would be available to all viewers for two weeks during the festival. 
  • data about service usage – data about the use of the host server (login records and changes on the given account) 

Who collects and processes the data? 

Controller: Člověk v tísni, o.p.s. (People in Need), with its registered office at Šafaříkova 24, 120 00 Prague 2, Czech Republic, identification no.: 25755277, registered in the register of benevolent associations maintained by the Municipal Court in Prague, Section O, Insert 119 

Contact data: contact data of the Data Protection Officer: 

Suppliers: Kalenda systems, s.r.o., Pražská 1201, 250 92 Šestajovice, ID/Tax ID: 26328933 / CZ26328933 


From what sources do we obtain personal data? 

  • By means of this application forms for the filmmakers who submit their new films to the festival 
  • Business cards obtained at personal meetings with the given clients 
  • By means of the form for accepting newsletters on the website 

Why do we collect, process and use personal data? 

  • for purposes connected with the guest's visit to the festival (accreditation, accommodation, transport, other services) and stay at the festival: here identification and contact data are used; 
  • settlement of grants: here identification data are used 
  • contact with customers: here contact data are used 
  • for sending information and newsletters: here contact data are used 

For how long do we collect data? 

  • For 5 years from the obtaining of the data 

You have the following rights in connection with the processing of your personal data:

  • the right to request information about which of your personal data the data controller is processing; 
  • the right to ask the controller to explain the reasons for the personal data processing; 
  • the right to request from the controller access to these data and to have them updated, corrected or restricted, and the right to object to the processing; 
  • the right to ask the controller to delete these personal data; 
  • the right in case of doubts about compliance with the obligations related to personal data processing to contact the controller or the Office for Personal Data Protection. 

These rights may be exercised by logging in to your MyOneWorld account at or by sending an e-mail to 

For additional questions, please contact the One World program department: