Jury of The One World Prizes

The main competition called Slovakia and the Czech republic for Human Rights will show a collection of 18 new Slovak and Czech documentary films produced in the previous year. These movies deal with important social issues such as the state of health care and corruption, child abuse prevention, modern slavery, increase in violence and racism,  forgetting historical events and integration of disabled people. The winner will be chosen by a three-person jury. The members of the jury are:  

 

IVETA GRÓFOVÁ

She began her studies at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, in the departament of animation that she changed and graduated from documentary department. In 2010, she opened a production company Hulapa film focusing mainly on development and production of her author-driven films. Her feature debut Made in Ash (2012) was internationally premiered at IFF Karlovy Vary as the opening film of East of the West competition and was selected as the Slovak entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars. This was followed by successful screenings and awards at many festivals. Her second feature film Little Harbour based on the successful book by Monika Kompaníková was premiered in the year 2017 at IFF Berlinale where it was awarded with a Crystal Bear award for The Best Film in Generation Kplus section and was Slovak candidate for the EFA awards. Following the success of her previous film, Little Harbour was selected for numerous international film festivals and awarded with important awards.

 

 

MIKE CHAMBERLAIN

As a producer, executive producer and director of Tearaway Films Limited he has a background in making powerful award-winning documentaries. His last feature documentary The World before Her was EMMY-nominated and won Best Documentary at Tribeca. Theatrically released in North America and India, it became India’s highest-grossing cinema documentary. With Brazilian Director Jose Padilha (Netflix’s Narcos and O Mecanismo) he won the Maysles Best Documentary prize for their feature documentary Secrets of the Tribe for BBC, Arte and HBO, which opened at Sundance and screened at over 50 festivals worldwide. As Director/Producer Mike made two large-scale documentaries: Nowhere to Hide, about chemical weapons in Iraq and Syria and Syria: The People Awake, for Al Jazeera English during the first year of that conflict. During 20 years in the industry, Mike has made over 150 individual films and series for UK’s Channel 4, ITV, BBC and several international channels.  Tearaway is making five documentaries for BBC1’s The One Show. 

 

 

VÁCLAV KADRNKA

Director Václav Kadrnka was born 10th September 1973 in Zlin (called Gottwaldov at the time). He emigrated with his family to the UK in 1988 where he studied Dramatic theory. From 1999 until 2008 he studied Film Directing at the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. In 2011 he debuted at the Berlinale with his feature film called Eighty Letters. The movie was officially selected and received many international awards. In 2012 he received a Czech Film Critics award in the category of Discovery of the Year. Since 2014 he’s been teaching at his Alma Mater in Prague as an external lecturer. He finished his second feature film called Little Crusader inspired by a poem by Jaroslav Vrchilcký in 2017. The movie received the Eurimages Development Award (Rome 2013) and had its world premiere at the Karlove Vary IFF where it received the Grand Prix - Crystal Globe for Best Feature Film.