One World Film Festival focuses on impact
International Documentary Film Festival One World will show multiple new Slovak docs while industry events will focus on impact campaigns. Festival takes place in Bratislava and online from November 5 to 11.
Six Slovak films are up for the main prize of the Slovakia and the Czech Republic for human rights competition, including three that are presented in Slovak premiere: ± 90 (d. Marek Kuboš), The Visitors (d. Veronika Lišková), and Leaving to Remain (d. Mira Erdevicki). Another three competition titles are: Dežo Hoffmann – Photographer of The Beatles (d. Patrik Lančarič), Fragile Memory (d. Igor Ivanko), and The Countdown - The Last Film of Ivan Palúch (d. Martin Palúch).
Non-competitive sections include Pongo Calling by Tomáš Kratochvíl, We Have to Survive: Fukushima! by Tomáš Krupa, as well as six short films made during My Street Films SK workshop.
Industry program Impact Days highlights the importance of impact campaigns. Two projects take part in a workshop that helps them develop strategies so the films can have higher impact on society in large: Kto sú oni (d. Barbara Vojtašáková) and The Spacehead (d. Marina Andree Škop, Vanda Raýmanová). Program opened for general public includes a masterclass, a case study, or presentation of the two projects after the workshop.
Audience can also expect a discussion titled Audiovision without Barriers II: Blind people have the right to cinema too dealing with inclusion, Film sound workshop accessible also to visually impaired participants, and another masterclasses and workshops.