The WACC-SIGNIS Human Rights Award 2016 has gone to the documentary film Cahier africain directed by Heidi Specogna.
The Church Media Foundation Prize at the Tampere Film Festival 2017 was given to the director Elina Hirvonen for her documentary film "Boiling Point".
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.
The Frankfurt based Evangelical Film Jury has honoured "Toni Erdmann", directed by Maren Ade, as FILM OF THE YEAR 2016. The award cermenony took place in the German Film Museum in Frankfurt on December 10, 2016.
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.
"Tyttö nimeltä Varpu" (Little Wing) is the winner of the Church Media Foundation Award at the Oulu film festival 2016.
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.