The festival will be showing altogether 499 films from 58 countries. 56 films are running in the international competition from which the ecumenical jury chooses its award winner.
For the 13th time an interreligious jury will award prizes at the festival Visions du Réel in Nyon. The jury, composed of a Catholic, Protestant, Jewish and Muslim member, will take its choices among the 19 films of the international competition for long films.
"This should be the primary purpose of any self-respecting festival: to never indulge certainties. Quite the opposite: it should question and destabilise them and, if possible, take them on unexpected new journeys." Thus Thierry Jobin, artistic director of the Festival International de Films de Fribourg, characterizes the guiding idea of the event.
Ildikó Enyedi's "On Body and Soul" is the winner of the Berlinale 2017. The film not only carried off the Golden Bear but also the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury.
"Vanatoare", directed by Alexandra Balteanu, won the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at the 38th Film Festival Max-Ophuels-Prize. The director, born in Romania, studies at...
The International Film Festival Mannheim-Heidelberg focusses on young filmmakers. It is a festival of discoveries. The Ecumenical Jury awarded a Ukrainian-Italian and a Serbian film.
The Ecumenical Jury has awarded its Prize to "Kills On Wheels" by Attila Till From Hungary. The International Jury of the festival gave its Prize for Best Film to "Zoology" by Ivan I. Tverdovskij.
The INTERFILM Jury at the Nordic Film Days 2016 has awarded its Prize to the Norwegian film "Rosemari" by director Sara Johnsen. The winner of the NDR Film Prize is "Hjartasteinn" (Heartstone) by Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson from Iceland.
For the first time an Interreligious Jury at DOK Leipzig has awarded a prize. It went to the German-Swiss co-production "Cahier africain" by Heidi Specogna.
"Une vie" by Stéphane Brizé, a story about a woman's life based on a novel by Guy de Maupassant, was the opening film of the 46th Molodist International Film Festival. It had 250 programme entries...
"Hjartasteinn" (Heartstone) by Icelandic director Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson is the winner of the Ecumenical Jury's Prize in Warsaw 2016. Guðmundsson was also awarded as Best Director by the official festival jury.
2016 an Ecumenical Jury will award prizes for the first time at the International Film Festival for Children and Young Audience "Schlingel" in Chemnitz.
"Under sandet" by Danish director Martin Zandvliet has won the Ecumenical Prize ath the 13th International film Festival Miskolc 2016.
Venice 2016: The INTERFILM Jury has chosen as winner of the INTERFILM Award for Promoting Interreligious Dialogue a film from Nepal, "Seto Surya" (White Sun) by director Deepak Rauniyar.
"Godless" by Bulgarian director Ralitza Petrova won the Golden Leopard, as well as the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury.
"Immortal" by Iranian director Seyed Hadi Mohaghegh won the Ecumenical Jury Award in Yerevan 2016. The Golden Apricot was awarded to "Ungiven" by Branko Schmidt from Croatia.
"It's Not the Time of My Life" (Ernelláék Farkaségnál) from Hungary, directed by Szabolcs Hajdu, has won the Crystal Globe, the Grand Prix of Karlovy Vary. The Ecumenical jury awarded its prize to "The Confessions" (Le confessioni) by Italian director Roberto Andò.
"Abulele" by Jonathan Geva, a film from Israel, has won the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury in Zlín 2016. The jury awarded in addition a Commendation to "La vie en grand", directed by Mathieu Valepied, France.
"It's Just the End of the World" by Xavier Dolan is the winner of the Ecumenical Jury Prize in Cannes 2016. Two other competition films got a Commendation by the jury, "American Honey" by Andrea Arnold and "I, Daniel Blake" by Ken Loach.
"489 Years" by Hayoun Kwon, a video about the demilitarized zone between North and South Corea, has won the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at the International Short Film Days Oberhausen 2016. In about 100 performances in 5 days the International Short Film Festival 2016 screened more than 550 films, including 64 films in 10 programs of the International Competition.
The main prize of Visions du Réel 2016 was awarded to Chinese director Shengze Zhu for her film "Another Year". The Interreligious Jury awarded its Prize to "Liberation, The User's Guide" by Alexander Kuznetsov, and picked two films for Commendations in addition.
The International Film Festival Fribourg has dedicated ist anniversary to women. More than half of the 126 films screened have been directed by woman directors. Thus, Fribourg set an example in a male dominated film industry.
The prize winner of the Ecumenical Jury, "Fuocoammare" (Fire at Sea) by Gianfranco Rosi, was also awarded by the International Jury with the Golden Bear.
The Film Festival Max Ophuels Prize in Saarbruecken, dedicated to young talented film directors in German-speaking countries, in 2016 screened 16 productions in the competition. The Prize of the Ecumenical Jury was awarded to the German entry "Der Nachtmahr" (The Nightmare).
"Returning Home" (Å vende tilbake) by Henrik Martin Dalsbakken from Norway is the winner of the NDR Film Prize at the 57th Nordic Film Days. The Church Film Prize of the INTERFILM Jury was awarded to "Virgin Mountain" by Dagur Kári from Iceland.
In 2015 the festival celebrated its 25th anniversary. A Croatian film won the top award: "Zvizdan" (The High Sun) by Dalibor Matanić. The Ecumenical Jury awarded "Imena višne" (The Ungiven) by Branco Schmidt, also from Croatia.
The 58th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Films in 2015 started with a new artistic direction. Leena Pasanen, successor of Claas Danielsen, initiated a major change...
Winner of the Grand Prix at Molodist 2015 is the Israeli film "Princess" by Tali Shalom Ezer. The Ecumenical Jury awarded its prize to "Ixcanul" (Volcano) by Jayro Bustamante from Guatemala.
The 64th Film Festival Mannheim-Heidelberg's motto is "Weltkino." (World Cinema) - as open as succinct and more appropriate to the megatopic of the moment...
Yesterday October 17 the juries at the 31st Warsaw Film Festival awarded their prizes. "Boi Neon" (Neon Bull) by Gabriel Mascaro from Brasil won the Warsaw Grand Prix. The Ecumenical Jury awarded a Palestinian film, "The Idol".