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.
28.02.2017
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.
12.12.2016
The Frankfurt based Evangelical Film Jury has honoured "Toni Erdmann", directed by Maren Ade, as FILM OF THE YEAR 2016. The award ceremony took place in the German Film Museum in Frankfurt on December 10, 2016.
01.12.2016
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.
18.11.2016
"Tyttö nimeltä Varpu" (Little Wing) is the winner of the Church Media Foundation Award at the Oulu film festival 2016.
10.11.2016
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.
11.10.2016
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.
30.09.2016
"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 of Locarno 2016 in his festival report.
01.07.2016
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.
30.06.2016
"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.