OWR 2018 - In a Nutshell

The 11th edition is, for us, a moment of renewal and growth. In 2018 we come forward to our audience with a new team and a new approach. It’s a new beginning. Reset. The festival is significantly extended – from 7 to 10 days, from 50 to over 80 films; the program is presented in 8 locations; the accompanying events have – in this new formula – a special prominence; the festival is announced and prepared by three weeks of warm-up events.

Diverse Audience

13.100 people visited One World Romania 2018 in the 10 festival days

Special Events

35 side events were organised this year between March 16th and 25th, accompanying the film screenings in #OWR11

Friendly Locations

In 2018 One World Romania had 14 partner locations in Bucharest - cinemas, coffee shops, bars, art galleries - for 10 straight days downtown!

2018 - Get Real!


The 11th edition is, for us, a moment of renewal and growth. In 2018 we come forward to our audience with a new team and a new approach. It’s a new beginning. Reset. The festival is significantly extended – from 7 to 10 days, from 50 to over 80 films; the program is presented in 8 locations; the accompanying events have – in this new formula – a special prominence; the festival is announced and prepared by three weeks of warm-up events...GO TO WEBSITE

2017 - We'll Get Over Our Fear


At the end of winter, One World Romania arrives at its 10th edition. It's been nine years since the festival has been throwing open the windows of the world, nine years for which we are grateful to our viewers, guests and collaborators. And yet, we've never been more afraid than over the past year...GO TO WEBSITE

2016 - Films without Sweeteners


Borders are last year's nightmare. The collective fantasy is poisoned with images of a European frontiers collapsing, of hundreds of thousands of refugees passing through barbed-wire fences, alongside a mounting fear of an economical crises that, pretty much like terrorism, acknowledges no borders. The core of our 2016 program, through its three main sections, is closely linked to all the above-mentioned anguishes...GO TO WEBSITE

2015 - kino-maidan


In 2015, for the 8th edition of One World Romania, we decided that we would gather on the "kino-maidan". That's because the word maidan has changed meaning: it no longer describes a mere feature of urban geography, but, rather, a public space where people gather to discuss their problems and to be together. We want One World Romania to become a meeting place where people come to see great documentary cinema, and where ideas are freed from the strictures of the status quo. On our maidan, we are guided by our empathy for our fellow human beings and the freedom to be ourselves. Our program of films and side events opens our eyes towards maidans on 5 continents...GO TO WEBSITE

2014 - Kino-Kombat


Rome burns and we’re making a festival. Since our last edition, the streets have been filled with people who’ve found a cause worth fighting for. For the first time since 1989, there blew a wind of solidarity. We looked in the calendar and noticed 25 years have passed. 25 years should have been enough. We’ve gathered films that look back on this quarter of a century and to what had happened before in Eastern Europe. A man of Solidarity, Marcel Lozinski comes from Poland with his films, produced between 1973 and 2013. With an eye just as critical and free in the dictatorship years as in the years of transition, Lozinski challenges us to go over what we’ve been through and where we’re headed...GO TO WEBSITE

2013 - For a Better Karma


« I hate Romania: this is where everything bad happens », so told me a kid. And he added: « I saw that on TV ». Since the last edition of One World Romania, the quantity of hate and intolerance per square meter has exponentially grown. Our karma is broken... Abused - just like the kid – by this state of mind, we decided that the 6th edition of our festival will go against the tide (yet again). The program, put together with Adina Bradeanu, tries to be an antidote to hate and anger...GO TO WEBSITE

2012 - Sharpen Your View


We have been witnessing an exceptional year. The world started to erupt - in different ways - and even in Romania things seem to be cracking. Young generations challenge the establishment in the West, as well as in the East. One World Romania has chosen to reflect on these changes, bringing the world a bit closer to the Romanian audience. We have built the program of our 5th edition around some of the hottest topics in the air, bearing in mind that a good doc can sharpen our view and is able to cut through established perceptions. Razor-like films may hurt but they also leave a trace. Humor is not excluded; it is more than welcome in our selection...GO TO WEBSITE

2011 - What a Wonderful World?!


This world is wonderful. It would look even better if some documentaries would not open our eyes.
We solemnly recognize: we are the ones who spoil the picture of the human race. While Romania’s image in the world is fiercely guarded by many of our citizens, some weaker countries have been left defenseless. Thus, we have been plotting with filmmakers from around the globe: be it Brits or Egyptians, Mexicans or Estonians, Italians or Americans, they are all irresponsibly driven to speak about sufferings, injustice, corruption or family dismay...GO TO WEBSITE

2010 - Choose to Care!


În mod tradiţional deja, festivalul se află sub patronajul fostului preşedinte al Republicii Cehe, Václav Havel. Ca şi în ediţiile trecute, festivalul îşi propune acelaşi lucru: să prezinte cât mai multe teme relevante prin filme de bună calitate, care să ajungă la cât mai mulţi tineri. Iar astfel să ajute la crearea unei comunităţi active ce îşi doreşte să cunoască şi să se implice în problemele cu care se confruntă ceilalţi, sub motto-ul: ALEGE SĂ-ŢI PESE!

One World Romania 2010 va aduce în jur de 35 de documentare noi şi premiate, în 4 cinematografe: Cinema Eforie, Cinema Union, Cinema Elvira Popescu şi Noul Cinematoraf al Regizorului Român (proiect cultural al Muzeului Ţăranului Român). Din dorinţa de a se axa pe chestiuni actuale, fiecare ediţie este împărţită în secţiuni ce abordează diverse teme precum: Au cerut socoteală, Cercuri vicioase, Gimnastica memoriei, Şcoala vieţii, Onorată (!?) instanţă.

2009 - Gandeste cu capul tau!


2008 - Dare to See!


One World Romania - The International Human Rights and Documentary Film Festival is organised each year by the One World Romania Association