Current issues

24.11.2017
Report on the Festival of East European Cinema 2017. By Joël Friso
Joël Friso registers significant moments at the 27th Festival of East European Cinema in Cottbus 2017.
26.05.2014
Jury member Kristine Greenaway comments on the jury decisions
26.05.2014
Australian film Critic and former OCIC and SIGNIS president Peter Malone comments on the awards of the Ecumenical Juries in Cannes of the past 15 years
15.05.2014
In 1974 an Ecumenical Jury met in Cannes for the first time. It awarded Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s “Fear Eats the Soul”. This year, forty years later, the jury celebrates its anniversary by giving a Special Award to the Brothers Dardenne.
06.04.2014
The 28th Festival International de Film de Fribourg took place from 29th March – 6th April 2014. This year feature films in the International Competition Section were a mixture of fiction and documentary and were dominated by the inter-related themes of rebellion and resistance, personal dilemma and social context. The Ecumenical Jury and the International Jury both awarded their main prizes for Best Feature Film to Han Gong-Ju (South Korea, 2013) by Lee Sujin and the Ecumenical Jury also gave a Commendation to Constructors (Kazakhstan, 2012) by Adilkhan Yerzhanov. Report by jury member Alan Foale
20.07.2013
Douglas Fahleson, president of the Ecumenical Jury, reports about the 2013 festival and reflects its cultural and histrical context
20.05.2013
Le Passé is another triumph for writer/director Asghar Farhadi.
06.09.2012
An interesting phenomenon emerging in a number of films shown at the Montreal Festival of World Films this year is a focus on death as a natural and acceptable part of life, rather than on death as the feared enemy of life. Three films in particular stood out, says jury member Marjorie Suchocki.