A large number of the films screened in the competition of the 58th Nordic Film Days were shot in the countryside, or in small towns - a renaissance for the province, at least on the screen.
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.
"Again and again, the main stage direction was the drama of loneliness which the movies adhered to." This is the conclusion of the president of the Ecumenical Jury in his festival report.
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.
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.
In a sermon held on February 28, 2016, in New York's Judson Memorial Church, Rev. Micah Bucey reflected his experiences as first-time member of the Ecumenical Jury at the Berlinale, and how they relate to the Gospel.
Micah Bucey, member of the Ecumenical Jury of the Berlinale 2016, reports about the festival.
Festival Report Nyon 2016