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Golden Apricot Artistic Director Susanna Harutyunyan at the 14th One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival

Back 16 March 2012 12:50

One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival is today the largest and most important human rights documentary film festival in the world. The festival features engaged and concerned documentary filmmaking that at the same time demonstrates high artistic qualities. One World was held under the auspices of former president Václav Havel, the Minister of Culture Jiří Besser and the Lord Mayor of Prague Bohuslav Svoboda. This year’s the 14th edition of One World Festival took place in Prague, Czech Republic from March 6th to 15th.

Film critic and artistic director of the GOLDEN APRICOT IFF Susanna Harutyunyan attended the 14th One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival as a member of the Grand Jury. The Grand Jury selected the best film and the best director from the Main competition, which included 15 feature length documentaries made in the past two years.
BEST FILM AWARD went to Swiss documentary SPECIAL FLIGHT by Fernand Melgar and the BEST DIRECTOR AWARD – to Israeli-Palestinian co-production 5 BROKEN CAMERAS by Guy Davidi and Emad Burnat.

This year the festival hosted East Doc Platform - a brand new platform with a rich programme for film professionals by the Institute of Documentary Film (IDF). This is an umbrella industry event dedicated to supporting East European documentary films in all stages of completion and aimed to help young directors and producers to develop their documental film projects. Armenian documentary film-project by Taguhi Torosyan entitled “Word in Pain” had been selected to participate in East Doc Platform.

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