INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS & DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL In memory of Václav Havel
CIVIL SOCIETY PITCH
CIVIL SOCIETY PITCH powered by ONE WORLD ROMANIA 3rd edition (started in March 2018) will end with a pitch session open to the teams who have completed all the stages of the project they began last year, have researched a topic related to human rights and have made a trailer to represent their work-in-progress documentary. The 5 participating teams are made up of directors and NGOs who will be presenting their documentary projects to a jury composed of filmmakers Mona Nicoară and Alexandru Solomon. They will choose the winning project and One World Romania will be awarding the team with €4000 to help them develop their idea. The event will take place at 14:30 on Tuesday, the 19th of March, at POINT and is open both to Romanian and international filmmakers who are attending our festival, and to the general public.Activists and NGOs are always searching for new and creative methods to raise the level of awareness of social issues among the general population and our public administration, while filmmakers find it difficult to approach socially relevant stories. One World Romania has tried to fill these needs and, for the first time in Romania, has brought together professionals from both fields with the intention to facilitate the development of creative documentary projects focused on local realities.In the first stage from March 2018 we welcomed the participation of representatives from 13 NGOs and of 19 directors and visual artists from four partner countries: Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary and the Republic of Moldova.We live in the same part of the world, we face the same dilemmas, we write and speak of the same challenges but we forget to communicate directly with each other. Civil Society Pitch connects filmmakers (directors or producers of documentary films) with activists / organisations who fight to protect human rights. Some call it facilitating, others call it wooing. Regardless of its name, though, we are only interested in one thing: we encourage the emergence of new documentary films across our shared region. Civil Society Pitch is the ideal environment to get the ball rolling: international tutors with a high level of knowledge and experience in the field, mentorship and guidance towards the development of projects and a substantial prize to the winning team.Civil Society Pitch is currently in the process of completing its 3rd edition and is grateful to have benefited from the involvement of the following partners through the years:Watch Docs International Film Festival, PolandAdvocate EuropeBalkan Documentary CenterEuropean Documentary NetworkHBO RomaniaVERZIO International Documentary Film Festival for Human Rights, BudapestMinistry of Culture and National Identity, RomaniaThe Royal Danish Embassy in Romania MOLDOX International Documentary Film Festival, CahulContact: Tudorița Șoldănescu / email@example.com / +40 733 738 202
OWR AT SCHOOL
One World Romania At School is an educational programme running all year round that aims to introduce high-schoolers from all over the country to documentary films and to start a conversation about human rights, through various events addressed to students and teachers alike. The students are given the opportunity to organise One World Romania FILM CLUBS, with regular screenings followed by free discussions around a myriad of different topics. There is currently a network of 25 documentary film clubs active around several Romanian cities, but their number is continually growing. Beginning with 2017, the students have also been organising the first high-school documentary-film festival, AdDOC, using the motto “Truth or Dare” which the students who coordinate it have explained as follows: “our society holds certain truths, and if these truths are hurtful or upsetting we dare you to change them.”One World Romania At School offers high-school teachers EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS based on documentary films, a tool that can append the school curriculum with real stories about the past and present, in order to help them educate future generations. In addition, teachers benefit from intensive training courses organised both nationally and locally, while their activity is supported through our ONLINE EDUCATIONAL PLATFORM and through a number of events they help organise. During the summer, our educational programme sets camp in the students’ and collaborators’ gardens and backyards from across the country, with our project called DOCUMENTARIES IN THE BACKYARD. And every autumn LUNA.DOC — a month-long programme of documentary film screenings in high-schools — focuses on a new topic starting from different stories that are likely to spark debate and to sharpen the students’ civic awareness and critical thinking. Contact: Petra Dobruska / firstname.lastname@example.org / +40 732 429 826
KINEDOK is an international programme for alternative distribution of creative documentary films, organized in seven European countries: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Norway, Bulgaria and Romania.A common catalogue of films is created, where each partner country contributes with some of the most interesting documentaries produced in recent years, which end up being screened throughout the year in hundreds of locations in all seven territories, generating an impressive viewer community. An important objective of the project is to diversify and extend the distribution chain beyond traditional cinemas, by organizing screenings in any space that has the potential of turning a film into a community experience (galleries, museums, bars, public libraries, cultural centers etc.). The cinematic experience is enhanced through discussions with filmmakers, producers, protagonists and experts on issues generated by the films, consequently encouraging social dialogue and developing an active viewer community. The 5th edition of KINEDOK offers a new selection of relevant documentaries as well as an online catalogue with films from previous editions that will be available through DAFilms.com VOD platform. KineDok 2019 combines the event-based distribution with online distribution in order to satisfy people's growing demand for high-quality documentaries. Between 2015 and 2018 we managed to organize 879 KineDok screenings in 61 alternative places from over 30 cities in Romania, developing communities of cinephiles interested in documentary film, all over the country. With a total public of 23.650 people so far, KineDok has become a strong platform for alternative documentary film distribution, completing the classical distribution, bringing documentaries closer to the public.We launch the 5th KineDok season with the Hungarian film ”A Woman Captured”. We are pleased to welcome you on Monday, March 18th, 21:00, at Cinemteca Eforie and on Tuesday, March 19th, 18:00, at ARCUB.Contact: Monica Stan / email@example.com / +40 720 001 166
Certain films are worth having at home, on your shelf, to be able to re-watch them at anytime. In 2012, One World Romania started publishing DVDs with some of the best films from the festival - this collection now has 15 titles. Because supporting local filmmakers is part of our mission, five of them are Romanian films.Then, in 2014, our association started a project of rediscovery of the productions made by the "Alexandru Sahia" Studio. The Sahia Vintage DVDs offer, besides classic Romanian documentaries, a number of less known films. These films open up a new perspective on documentary production in communist Romania and, at the same time, offer a window to the life lived by people behind the iron curtain. The five DVDs published so far come with a detailed brochure in Romanian and English, making them precious educational tools for high schools and even universities.THE ENGLISH SURGEONTESTIMONYVIDEOCRACYALL THAT GLITTERSAFTER THE REVOLUTIONAUTUMN GOLDMY PERESTROIKAOUR SCHOOLFORTRESSANATOMY OF A DEPARTURETHE ACT OF KILLINGAI WEI WEI: NEVER SORRYHERE BE DRAGONSHIGHWAYWAITING FOR AUGUSTSAHIA VINTAGE I: documentary filmSAHIA VINTAGE II: workSAHIA VINTAGE III: childrenSAHIA VINTAGE IV: political commissioningSAHIA VINTAGE V: ephemeral filmThe DVDs can be purchased from selected bookstores at CĂRTUREȘTI, HUMANITAS, LIBRARIUM and LA DOUĂ BUFNIȚE or online through EVENTBOOK.
VINTAGE SAHIA is the archival strand of One World Romania, part of a long-term digitisation and outreach project designed to make heritage audio-visual material accessible to contemporary scholars and audiences. Since 2013, the festival has included each year one curated programme of non-fiction produced at the “Alexandru Sahia” Studio (communist Romania’s only documentary film studio). From 2014, we produced the VINTAGE SAHIA DVD series, which consists of five broadly-themed DVDs ranging from work, to childhood, to the political commissioning of documentaries, and including a special issue dedicated to the so-called “ephemeral cinema” produced by the studio – films commissioned by various state institutions such as ministries, plants and factories. In 2016, we started taking some of these films into the high schools and neighbourhoods of Bucharest, where we screened them with introductory presentations and follow-up conversations. Having been produced on film stock, and later transferred and circulated on VHS tapes and DVDs, these films are about to enter a new stage in their lifetime. By the end of 2019, the VINTAGE SAHIA project will be relocated to an online platform, which will make some of these films more widely accessible and will serve as the central hub for future digitisation and outreach programmes.The VINTAGE SAHIA strand is curated by Adina Brădeanu.
One World Romania launched in January 2019 a new project for the Bucharest public - Cineclub One World Romania. Twice a month on Sundays, we will meet in the space of our friends at POINT with some of the most important documentary films in the history of cinema.The entrance is free on a reservation basis.More information on our Facebook page CINECLUB ONE WORLD ROMANIA.The project is co-funded by the National Cultural Fund Administration.
Organizer: One World Romania Association
With the support of: National Cultural Fund Administration, National Centre of Cinematography, Bucharest City Hall by, ARCUB - The Cultural Centre of Bucharest Municipality, UNHCR - The UN Refugee Agency, European Commission - Representation in Romania, Romanian Filmmakers Union, DACIN-SARA, International Organization for Migration, Romanian Cultural Institute, The Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes and the Memory of the Romanian Exile, National Council Against Discrimination, RoAid - Romanian Agency for International Development
Partners: French Embassy in Romania, French Institute of Bucharest, Goethe-Institut Bucharest, U.S. Embassy, U.S. Embassy in Romania,, Embassy of The Netherlands in Romania, Austrian Cultural Forum, Swiss Sponsor's Fund, Embassy of Switzerland in Romania, British Council, Embassy of State of Palestine, Palestinian Cultural Centre , Palestinian Film Festival, Wallonia-Brussels Delegation, Embassy of Ukraine in Romania, Balassi Institute-Hungarian Institute in Bucharest, Embassy of Sweden in Bucharest, Embassy of Spain in Romania, Italian Cultural Institute, Embassy of the Republic of Lebanon in Romania, Royal Danish Embassy, ACID, Humanitas Publishing House, Périphérie, La Cinémathèque du documentaire, microFILM, Friends for Friends, Rațiu Center for Democracy, CEREFREA Villa Noël, Apollo111, Mezanin, Salonul de Proiecte, Linotip, New Europe College-Institute for Advanced Study, POINT, Astra Film Festival, Londohome, Q Club, ARCEN, ABIS Studio, Ateliere fără Frontiere
Logistic partner: DHL
Digital Partner: Canopy
Monitoring partner: mediaTRUST
Media Partners: Radio România Actualități, Radio România Cultural, DOR, Scena9, Observator Cultural, HISTORIA, Hotnews.ro, Radio Europa Liberă, Film Menu, SUB25, Igloo, Banchiza Urbana, LiterNet, All About Romanian Cinema, Films in Frame, Istoria cu Virgil, Graphic Front, Verbs Describe Us, Dissolved Magazine, CINEPUB
The festival was created in 2008 by the: Czech Centre Bucharest
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