HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS JURY
Since 2013 the only jury of the One World Romania festival consists of five high school students who attend the screenings of 10 documentaries and award the only prize of the festival.
At the 2019 edition we will award for the first time a cash prize of 5,500 lei, offered with the support of the Romanian Cultural Institute.
The need for a prize awarded by teenagers was born out of a desire to include the voices of the young generation in the debate about human rights. They know what the burning issues are and what they want to put an end to or to change, and it is our duty to give them free reign to make their choices.
At every one of the previous editions, the mission to award the festival's only prize was both a challenge and a coming of age process for the young jurors, who weighed the artistic value as well as the subject matter and the message of the films selected by One World Romania's team.
The award, the motivation of the jury’s choice and the winning film will be presented at the Closing Gala of the festival on Saturday, March 23rd.
The members of the jury are selected each year on the basis of an essay concerning a certain issue or debate with social relevance. The challenge we launched this year is for students to imagine a utopian community.