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"Immortal" by Iranian director Seyed Hadi Mohaghegh won the Ecumenical Jury Award in Yerevan 2016. The Golden Apricot was awarded to "Ungiven" by Branko Schmidt from Croatia.
"Words With Gods" is an omnibus film by nine artists initiated by the Mexican film director Guillermo Arriago to inspire interreligious dialogue. It was screened and discussed at the INTERFILM Conference entitled "Making Visible the Invisible Through Film" at Uppsala (Sweden), 9-12 June, 2016. Karsten Visarius, film critic and executive director of INTERFILM, introduced the film.
Denyse Muller, INTERFILM festival delegate in Cannes, evaluates the festival films 2016.
The Zlín film festival has since 1961 been showcasing cinematic portrayals of the joys and tribulations of childhood and youth. The selected films came from all around of the world, treating strong subjects of a wide variety. The international perspective provided by a worldwide film selection left a poignant impression of childhood as a universal human experience, says Astrid Skov-Jacobson, member of the Ecumenical Jury in Zlín 2016.
Evangelical and Catholic Church in Germany host the Ecumenical Reception at the Berlinale where the Ecumenical Jury is introduced.
At the Festival Sunday, August 9 at 11:15, the Council of Christian Churches in Ticino organizes an ecumenical service in the baroque church of Santa Maria Assunta ("Chiesa Nuova").