One World Romania – 16th edition
31 March - 9 April 2023

ONE WORLD ROMANIA IS LOOKING FOR FILMS!

We kindly invite you to submit your film to the 16th edition of our festival, which will take place between 31st of March and 9th of April 2023, in Bucharest, Romania. Submissions are open until the 15th of November 2022.

If your documentary checks the following boxes, make sure to send it our way:

  • Feature, mid-length or short creative documentaries finished after 1st of January, 2021, regardless of their Premiere status, to be considered for cinema screening in one of the Festival Sections.

  • Video artworks or video installations up to 15 min., to be considered for Festival exhibition.

The festival is focused on non-fiction films that cover subjects such as: human rights, social/ political/ environmental/race issues, LGBTQ+, civism/global citizens, justice, free speech.

Good to know: Eastern European & Global South creative documentaries will be prioritized, as a way to encourage communication between nations and the promotion of films from less privileged territories. A representative of each film is invited to participate in the festival and will be offered free travel and accommodation. Our festival is focused on authentic dialogues with the filmmakers as much as on screening the films - so your presence is much valued.

In addition, the 16th edition of One World Romania will host a video exhibition as a side event, for which we’re welcoming all submissions of video artworks & installations (up to 15 min) that respect the festival’s profile.

For more information, feel free to contact us at festival@oneworld.ro.

A submission fee will be charged to cover administrative costs:

Feature, mid-length, short documentaries: 20 EUR
Video artworks/installations: 10 EUR

ON-LINE SUBMISSION FORM:

Click to submitt on FilmFreeway

Films submissions deadline:
NOVEMBER 15, 2022

Awards & Prizes

One World Romania is a competitive festival - but one that thinks of competition as a form of dialogue and not as a hierarchy. The festival offers a prize to a debut documentary film (first or second feature film) which will be designated by a Jury of High School Students.

The selection in the festival is the real prize we offer and we will do everything possible for the filmmakers to feel this during their presence at One World Romania. All films participating in the festival receive selection laurels that can be added to the credits of the film.

A representative of each film is invited to participate in the festival and will be offered free travel and accommodation. Our festival is focused on authentic dialogues with the filmmakers as much as on screening the films - so your presence is much valued.

Rules & Terms

The 16th edition of ONE WORLD ROMANIA - International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival will take place in Bucharest, Romania, between March 31 and April 9, 2023.

The deadline for film submissions is November 15, 2022.

One World Romania is a competitive festival - but one that thinks of competition as a form of dialogue and not as a hierarchy. The festival offers a prize to a debut documentary film (first or second feature film) which will be designated by a Jury of High School Students.

The selection in the festival is the real prize we offer and we will do everything possible for the filmmakers to feel this during their presence at One World Romania. All films participating in the festival receive selection laurels that can be added to the credits of the film. A representative of each film is invited to participate in the festival and will be offered free travel and accommodation.

PROGRAM & ELIGIBILITY

At ONE WORLD ROMANIA, we welcome documentaries dealing with any human rights issues, whether they are short, medium or feature films, as well as video art works or video installations, dedicated to all categories of the public, including children and teenagers. Films must have been produced after January 2021, have English subtitles. The premiere status is irrelevant.

The films must have cinematic qualities, socio-political involvement and a strong presence of the director's point of view, both in form and in content. Those documentaries that address or capture pressing issues facing society from a human rights perspective will be particularly appreciated.

Submitted films must have been produced after January 1, 2021, without exception.

The films will have subtitles in English.

Submitted materials will not be returned. The copies of the registered films will enter the archive of the One World Romania Association, to be used only for non-profit purposes (research, educational and training programs).

Some of the films selected for One World Romania 16 will be screened as part of special events throughout the year (educational programs, caravan, replays, etc.), only with the prior consent of the producer/distributor.

The person submitting the film grants the ONE WORLD ROMANIA festival the right to publish the materials sent for preselection (information related to the film, director, producer, image, film summary), in press materials, catalogs, articles, websites, etc. The person submitting the film is responsible for the accuracy of the data related to the number and name of the authors of the film, the title and the length of the film. All data from the registration form can be used and made public in the festival catalog and on the website.

SELECTION

The selection result will be communicated to the applicants by 02.1.2023.

Once a film is selected and the screening rights are negotiated with their holders, the film cannot be withdrawn from the ONE WORLD ROMANIA Festival program. Also, ONE WORLD ROMANIA receives the right to use trailers (no longer than 3 min.) and advertising materials about the author(s) and/or film to promote the Festival.

SCREENINGS

For each submitted work please send:

  1. cinema file

  2. subtitle

  3. downloadable screener

  4. clean cinema file (without burnt-in subtitles):

resolution: 1920x1080, progressive

codec: h264

container: .mp4 or .mov

bitrate: anywhere between 15 mbps and 70 mbps

  • also accepted: ProRes (1080p or 4k) or DCP without KDM
  1. subtitle

.srt file with timecode

  • also accepted: .ass, .stl

  • please avoid sending dialogue lists .docx, .xlsx, .pdf

Subtitles guideline:

--- maximum two rows per subtitle line

--- maximum 35 characters per row

--- maximum 21 characters per second

  1. downloadable screener for translation assistance with burnt-in English subtitles

The programming of the selected films is at the discretion of the Festival organizers.

PRINT TRAFFIC

The applicant covers the transport costs for the materials sent for the entry of the film into the festival. The festival covers the expenses related to the transport of screening copies of the selected films, to the address filled in by the applicant on the registration form. If the films come from/are sent to other festivals, the payment will be mutually agreed between the two festivals.

If you are sending the parcel from non-EU countries: We suggest you add €1 or $1 to the value of the contents on the Proforma invoice. It is a customs value and has nothing to do with insurance. Please write on the package "PREVIEW MATERIAL / NO COMMERCIAL VALUE / FOR FESTIVAL USE ONLY"

Otherwise, customs fees will be added which the Festival cannot cover, which means that the shipment will not reach the Festival Office.

The DVD copy and the trailer must be sent by post or email to the following addresses:

ONE WORLD ROMANIA

Att: Raluca Hașu, Paula Antonia

Str Austrului, no. 30, ap. 2, Sector 2, 024073 Bucharest, Romania

Or by email at: festival@oneworld.ro

PARTICIPATION

ONE WORLD ROMANIA insists that the author(s) of the films in the program or a representative of the director/producer be present at the official screening. Transport and accommodation are provided by the organizers for one representative from each film.

By submitting your film to ONE WORLD ROMANIA 2023 festival, you confirm that you have read and agree to the ONE WORLD ROMANIA Festival Regulations. The inclusion of your film in the program guarantees the festival the rights mentioned in these Regulations.

CONTACT

For any other details or questions related to the registration of your film in the ONE WORLD ROMANIA preselection, you can contact us at: festival@oneworld.ro. Please mention the title of your movie in the subject of your message.

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