Over 70 Filmmakers Invited at One World Romania 11

The 11th edition of One World Romania International Documentary and Human Rights  Festival brings over 70 filmmakers, protagonists and specialists in the topics we are focusing on between March 16th and 25th , in Bucharest. They will attend the film screenings and debates organized over the course of the 10 festival days, in the 8 locations.


We already presented some of them in connection to the categories in which we present their films, we will try to briefly present some others here, but we invite you to meet all of them in the 10 days of the festival. You will surely not regret it and we will all have something to learn from each and every one of them. The complete list of the guests is available here and we will soon release the complete list of the guests at the debates organized after each screening. Daily, between March 19th and 25th we will organize a meeting between the festival guests, open to the public, where we will discuss the selected films and the subject we are focusing on this year.


Mila Turajlić brings to One World Romania „The Other Side of Everything”, winner of the Grand Prize at the most recent edition of the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam (IDFA) – one of the most prestigious in the area. Since 2005, Mila Turajlić organizes the Magnificent 7 Festival of European Documentary Films in Belgrade. She is the founder of DokSerbia, the association of Serbian filmmakers and she teaches at Archidoc and the Balkan Documentary Center.


Maxim Pozdorovkin is another director coming to One World Romania for the first time, even though another film of his was present in the 2015 festival –„The Notorious Mr. Bout”. In 2013, Pozdorovkin was awarded the Jury Prize in Sundance for his film „Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer”, and this year he received the Best Editing Award in the same festival for „Our New President”, which we will see in One World Romania 2018.


You might have met Vitaly Mansky at One World Romania 9, through his documentary „Under the Sun”, but this year, you will see him in flesh after the screenings of „Rodnye”. Vitaly Mansky graduated in 1989 from the VGIK Cinematography Institute and became one of the most highly appreciated directors and producers of the contemporary Russian documentary scene. He directed more than 30 films, presented and awarded in festivals from around the world and produced the films of directors like Renata Litvinova, Alexander Rastorguyev, Sergey Miroshnichenko, Dmitry Zhelkovsky, or Sergei Loznitsa. 


For almost 35 years Pamela Yates, one of the first activist documentary filmmakers in the USA, has been documenting the resistance of the Mayans in Guatemala against the colonizing forces, who tried to exterminate them in more ways than one. She comes to One World Romania for the first time, with her documentary called „500 Years”, last one of a trilogy of the Mayan Resistance started in 1983, but also with the film’s producer Paco de Onis. Another of Pamela’s films, „Granito – How To Nail a Dictator” was screened during One World Romania 2012.


Boris Mitić is an extremely creative and unconventional director, while at the same time multi-awarded by many documentary film festivals. He will present in One World Romania 11 his film „In Praise of Nothing” on March 17th and 18th. After rthe screening on the 18th, from 11:30 in Cinema Elvire Popesco, he will have a masterclass.


Ana Dumitrescu, director of „Licu, A Romanian Story”, winner of the Grand Prize in DOK Festival Leipzig, will come to Bucharest together with the film’s protagonist, Liviu Canțer, aka „Licu”. They will be attending the documentary screenings on March 23rd and 25th in Cinema Eforie.


Director of the documentary „Antonio & Catarina” – awarded the Pardino D’Oro (Best short documentary) in the Locarno Film Festival – Cristina Haneș comes to Bucharest between March 17th and 20th. Currently, Cristina is developing her first feature, a Romania-India co-production.


A special guest of this year’s festival is the protagonist of the film „A Cambodian Spring”the Venerable Luon Sovath – an activist Buddhist monk from Cambodia who continues to fight for the rights of his peers, in spite of all the threats received constantly. He comes to Bucharest together with the film’s director, Chris Kelly. This documentary is his debut feature length and he worked on it for 9 years.


The guests of the One World Romania Festival in 2018 are: Pamela Yates, Paco De Onis, Radu Ciorniciuc, Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan, Cristina Haneș, Marco De Stefanis, Bernhard Braunstein, Till Schauder, Yves-Marie Mahé, Mila Turajlić, Thierry Michel, Lucio Bassadone, Maria Katharina Mykløen Hustad, Bill Morrison, Anne Fabini, Asli Özarslan, Ana Branea, Pietro Pasquetti, Silvia Jop, Mona Nicoară, Dana Bunescu, Péter Forgács, Monika Grassl, Elitza Gueorguieva, Corneliu Porumboiu, Tereza Nvotová, Dragoș Turea, Dieter Schumann, Daphni Leef, Orban Wallace, Lotte Mik Meyer, Dragoș Hanciu, Kazuo Hara, Sachiko Kobayashi, Boris Mitić, Ana Dumitrescu, Liviu „Licu” Canțer, Jonathan Boissay, Florent Vassault, Yael Kipper, Ronen Zaretsky, Gurcan Keltek, Lukáš Kokeš, Klára Tasovská, Maxim Pozdorovkin, Shevaun Mizrahi, Wissam Al-Zoabi, Alexandra Wesolowski, Nora Lam, Peter Yam, Ruxandra Gubernat, Henry Rammelt, Marcel Schreiter, Chris Kelly, Venerabilul Luon Sovath, Claudiu Mitcu, Ileana Bîrsan, Daisy Asquith, Yony Leyser, Karel Kovanda, Monika Macdonagh-Pajerová, Cosmin Bumbuț, Elena Stancu, Vitaly Mansky, Matthias Krepp, Angelika Spangel, Leni Gruber, Alexander Kleider, Jessica Gorter, Nora Agapi, Daniel Abma, Mary Jirmanus Saba, Tristan Ferland Milewski, Bernard Guetta, Stefanie Eckert, Michael Loebenstein, Oksana Sarkisova, Rada Sesic, Maciej Novicki, Michael Loebenstein, Stefanie Eckert, Mihai Fulger, Bernard Guetta, Lavinia Betea, Marius Deaconu, Ada Milea, Svetlana Cârstean, Elena Vlădăreanu, Cosmina Moroșan.