Sarajevo Film Festival 2024

One World (CZ) announces full 2024 programme

The One World International Human Rights Film Festival, now in its twenty-sixth edition, is set to take place from 20th March 20th to 21st April, 2024, across 48 cities in the Czech Republic, with key events occurring in Prague from 20th to 28th March. The festival aims to highlight a variety of human rights issues through its programming, which includes 96 feature-length films and 10 virtual reality experiences, as well as a selection of short films designed for younger audiences.

The opening ceremony will feature the presentation of the Homo Homini Award to the editorial team of Abzas Media, an Azerbaijani online media outlet known for its independent coverage of political affairs, human rights issues, and government corruption. The award will be accepted by Leyla Mustafayeva, the editor-in-chief who lives in exile, on behalf of her colleagues, some of whom are imprisoned.

The festival will feature screenings of Terrestrial Verses by Ali Asgari and Alireza Khatami at Cinema Lucerna in Prague, followed by other notable films including the Oscar-winning 20 Days In Mariupol, which documents war journalism and civilian life in conflict zones.

In addition to its traditional competition sections, such as the International Competition and Right to Know, the festival is introducing fictional feature films that address human rights themes, broadening its scope. Films in competition and thematic categories cover a wide range of issues, from environmental concerns to identity struggles, showcasing the festival’s dedication to exploring complex global narratives.

The festival’s debate program will feature discussions and debates with international guests, focusing on themes presented in the films. This component is designed to foster dialogue and deepen understanding among audiences.

Educational outreach is a significant aspect of the festival, with the One World in Schools programme offering screenings and discussions for students, aiming to engage young people in conversations about human rights.

The East Doc Platform, running concurrently with the festival, serves as a professional gathering for documentary filmmakers from Central and Eastern Europe, offering training, pitching, and networking opportunities.

Find more information and the complete programmeHERE

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