The 3rd International Conference on Religion & Film takes place at Syracuse University, New York, on March 30 - April 1, 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.
Being on the jury for a film festival, and allowing oneself to be transported into films, means risking a potentially radical disorientation. Jury member S. Brent Rodriguez-Plate reports about the Berlinale 2017.
On November 28, 2016, Hans Werner Dannowski, city superintendent em. of Hannover, died at the age of 83 years. He was film commissioner of the council of the EKD 1985-1992, president of INTERFILM 1988-2004 and since 2004 honorary president of INTERFILM. Today's president of INTERFILM, Julia Helmke, portrays the deceased.
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.