Current issues

17.04.2018
Church media organisations honour film about a woman fighting against sexual abuse in the Republic of Congo
The film "Maman Colonelle", directed by Dieudo Hamadi, has received the SIGNIS-WACC Human Rights Award 2017. A feature-length documentary, it highlights the courage of one person to fight against sexual abuse in a war-torn country which is the Democratic Republic of Congo.
17.08.2017
Robert K. Johnston, member of the Ecumenical Jury, reports on the Locarno Festival 2017, and reflects on religious elements of awarded films.
03.07.2017
At the 35th Filmfest Munich, the jury of the Interfilm Academy has awarded the One Future Prize to "Cuori puri" from Italy
30.05.2017
At a reception at the Ecumencial Jury festival booth in Cannes Serge Molla was introduced as INTERFILM's new festival delegate. Hans Hodel expressed his thanks for the longtime commitment of his predecessor, Denyse Muller, and presented her Catholic partner, former SIGNIS Europe President Jos Horemans, with an Award of Honor.
02.05.2017
The 48th Swiss documentary film festival Visions du Réel was the seventh and last one led by the artistic director Luciano Barisone, an impressive ending in so many ways.
20.04.2017
An ecumenical jury at the festival "achtung berlin" has awarded a prize for the 10th time.
18.04.2017
The WACC-SIGNIS Human Rights Award 2016 has gone to the documentary film Cahier africain directed by Heidi Specogna.
25.03.2017
The Danish-Icelandic film "Heartstone" (Hjartasteinn), directed by Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson, is the winner of the Church of Sweden's Youth Film Award 2017.
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.