One World documentary festival calls for inclusion and impact
International Documentary Film Festival One World will screen more than a dozen Slovak films and launches its industry program Impact Days. The festival is scheduled on November 5 – 11, 2021 in Bratislava and online.
Nine Slovak features are up for the main festival award for best human rights Slovak and Czech film including festival’s opening film How I Became a Partisan (d. Vera Lacková) and Lines (d. Barbora Sliepková), which won three awards last week at Ji.hlava IDFF. The selection includes last year’s Ji.hlava winner White on White (d. Viera Čákanyová) as well as My Sunny Maad (d. Michaela Pavlátová), awarded in Annecy; three films that premiered at Karlovy Vary IFF earlier this year: At Full Throttle (d. Miro Remo), Every Single Minute (d. Erika Hníková), and Reconstruction of the Occupation (d. Jan Šikl); or On Your Marks! (d. Mária Pinčíková), and Housing Against Everyone (d. Tomáš Hlaváček).
Shorts program include five student films: Attention All Passengers (d. Marek Moučka), Searching for a Mutual Composition (d. Peter Podolský), Long Live Death (d. Róbert Mihály), Gentle (d. Soňa Nôtová), Titanic (d. Katarína Jonisová).
Another three student films resulted from a project by the festival, UNHCR, Academy of Performing Arts, and the initiative Svet medzi riadkami [World Between the Lines]: Nasleduje zastávka (d. Barbara Vojtašáková), Aladinova lampa (d. Ivan Koribanič) a uStopia (d. Denisa Parobeková).
Industry program Impact Days focus on creating impact with films and festivals – a concept of impact producer will be discussed along with ecological sustainability of the film industry and inclusivity. A social impact workshop will feature three documentary teams that in consultation with experts will create concepts for marketing campaigns aimed at strengthening the social impact of their films: It's Not Your Fault (d. Paula Ďurinová), The Earth Connects Us (d. Michal Marguš), and After Us, the Flood (d. Dorota Vlnová).