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Ildikó Enyedi's "On Body and Soul" is the winner of the Berlinale 2017. The film not only carried off the Golden Bear but also the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury.
"This should be the primary purpose of any self-respecting festival: to never indulge certainties. Quite the opposite: it should question and destabilise them and, if possible, take them on unexpected new journeys." Thus Thierry Jobin, artistic director of the Festival International de Films de Fribourg, characterizes the guiding idea of the event.

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16.03.2017
The Church Media Foundation Prize at the Tampere Film Festival 2017 was given to the director Elina Hirvonen for her documentary film "Boiling Point".
06.03.2017
The 3rd International Conference on Religion & Film takes place at Syracuse University, New York, on March 30 - April 1, 2017.
03.03.2017
Daria Pezzoli-Olgiati, professor for the Study and the History of Religion at the LMU University of Munich, presents a periodical on the relations between media, film, and religion.

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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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12.02.2017
Katholische Akademie in Berlin
At the Ecumenical Reception at the Berlinale 2017 the Ecumenical Jury will be presented. Speakers are Bishop Dr. Gebhard Fürst for the Catholic Church, Pastor Dr. Johann Hinrich Cloaussen for the Evangelical Church and Amir Esfandiari from the Film Festival in Teheran as guest.