Mariana Otero
Mariana Otero was born in Rennes, France in 1963. Between 1995 and 2002 she lived in Portugal, where she made the controversial ”Cette télévision est la vôtre” (1997). Her movies have been presented at prestigious film festivals around the world. Otero is a teacher at Ateliers Varan and at La Femis, and a member of Acid (Association for Independent Cinema and its Diffusion).
Abbas Fahdel
Abbas Fahdel is an Iraqi-French film director, born in Babylon, Iraq. He studied cinema in France at the Sorbonne University. Some of his most important films are "Back to Babylon" (shot in Iraq in 2002), "We Iraqis" (2003) and the war-drama "Dawn of the world" (2008). In 2015, his monumental documentary, "Homeland (Iraq Year Zero)", was awarded at some of the most important film festivals in the world.
Ana Lungu
Ana Lungu was born in 1978 in Bucharest, Romania. She studied Psychology and Film Directing. In 2010, together with Ana Szel, she directed "The Belly of the Whale", selected in Locarno's Filmmakers of the Present Competition. Her debut feature "Self-Portrait of a Dutiful Daughter" premiered at the Rotterdam IFF in 2015 and was selected in various international film festivals such as: Sao Paulo IFF,  Cineast Luxembourg, Entrevues Belfort, New Films New Directors, Transilvania IFF. "Self-Portrait of a Dutiful Daughter" won Best Fiction Film at Crossing Europe Film Festival, Linz and Best Director at the Bucharest IFF. Her second feature, "One and a Half Prince", premiered at the Sarajevo Film Festival - Competition Programme, 2018. Recently, Ana joined the European Film Academy.
Jurij Meden
Jurij Meden is a Curator and Head of Program Department at the Austrian Film Museum (Vienna), and co-director of The Nitrate Picture Show, Festival of Film Conservation. Before that he worked as the Curator of Film Exhibitions at the George Eastman Museum (Rochester), and Head of Program Department at the Slovenian Cinematheque (Ljubljana).
Ivana Mladenovic
Ivana MLADENOVIC (1984, Serbia) studied Law in Belgrade and then moved to Romania where she studied film directing at the National School of Film and Theatre (UNATC) in Bucharest, receiving both her BA and MA. Her short student films were shown and awarded at various film festivals around the world. In 2012, Mladenovic' first feature-length documentary Turn Off the Lights premiered at Tribeca Film Festival and won the Heart of Sarajevo Award for Best Documentary and Gopo Award for Best Romanian Documentary. In 2016 she made her debut as an actress in Radu Jude’s Scarred Hearts. Soldier. Story fromFerentari(2017) was her first fiction feature. In August 2019, her new film, „Ivana the Terrible”,won the Special Jury Prize of Cineasti del presenti section of Locarno International Film Festival.

For the 13th edition of the festival, we assembled for the first time a jury made up of specialists, who will the Festival Trophy to the film that pushes the furthest and most proficiently the border of the documentary genre. The jury is composed of five professionals whose works are characterised by a free and original mix of genres, aesthetics and formats. The Award of the International Jury is worth 1000 euros and will be offered to the winning director with the support of the Romanian Cultural Institute.


As in previous years, the films of the competition will also be watched by a jury made up of high school students. The novelty of this edition is the partnership between One World Romania and Super, the teenagers’ film festival, who will work together to offer the selected youngsters a more in-depth and lasting journey. Being part of the jury of One World Romania festival will only represent the first stage of a true immersion in a different way of making and watching films. The Jury includes teenagers with a good dose of intellectual curiosity, that we will help develop their acuity in perceiving the particularities of film art through a four-day documentary film workshop, which will take place during the festival. Led by three tutors from the Romanian film industry, the participants will carry out practical exercises (photographs and filming) that will make them discover what is at stake when representing reality through a lens. After the One World Romania festival, the selected teenagers will make the selection and organize the projections for the Super 2020 festival.

Main sponsor: Kaufland
Mobility Partner: Autonom
Tickets: Eventbook
Logistic partner: DHL
Digital Partner: Canopy
Monitoring partner: mediaTRUST
The festival was created in 2008 by the: Czech Center Bucharest

Some of the icons used in our website are from