Welcome to INTERFILM, the International Interchurch Film Organisation. INTERFILM links cinema and church, cultures and religions.

"Hjartasteinn" (Heartstone) by Icelandic director Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson is the winner of the Ecumenical Jury's Prize in Warsaw 2016. Guðmundsson was also awarded as Best Director by the official festival jury.


Magali van Reeth, member of the 1st Ecumenical Jury at the International Film Festival for Children and Young Audience in Chemnitz 2016, reports about her experience.
The INTERFILM seminar in Uppsala (June 9-12, 2016) discussed the basis and perspectives of the church film commitment. The following General Assembly elected a new board and confirmed Julia Helmke in her office as president.
"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.


Church and Cinema

Thoughts of Hans Werner Dannowski, INTERFILM's Honorary President, and Julia Helmke, INTERFILM President since 2013, on the relationship between church and cinema, theology and film.

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Haus der EKD am Gendarmenmarkt, Charlottenstraße 53/54, Berlin
Evangelical and Catholic Church in Germany host the Ecumenical Reception at the Berlinale where the Ecumenical Jury is introduced.
Santa Maria Assunta ("Chiesa Nuova"), Locarno
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").