Festivals

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09.11.2017 to 19.11.2017
Mannheim and Heidelberg
​At the 66th International Film Festival Mannheim-Heidelberg the prizes have been awarded. The winner of the prize of the Ecumenical Jury is "Une vie ailleurs" (Life Beyond Me), directed by Olivier Peyon.
07.11.2017 to 12.11.2017
Cottbus
12 films form Eastern Europe are screened in the competition of the 27th FilmFestival Cottbus. Among them, the Ecumenical Jury chooses its winner.
01.11.2017 to 05.11.2017
Lübeck
On November 1, the 59th Nordic Film Days opened in Luebeck. Since 1996 the INTERFILM Jury awards the Church Film Prize of 5000.- €.
30.10.2017 to 05.11.2017
Leipzig
On November 4, the 60th Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film closed with the award ceremony. The Interreligious Jury, appointed by INTERFILM and SIGNIS, awarded its prize to "Love is Potatoes" by Aliona van der Horst.
13.10.2017 to 22.10.2017
Warsaw
The Ecumenical Jury at the 33rd Warsaw Film Festival awarded its Prize to "Beyond Words" by Urszula Antoniak and a Commendation to "The Miner" by Hanna Slak.
25.09.2017 to 01.10.2017
Chemnitz
An Ecumenical Jury participated in the film festival SCHLINGEL for the 2nd time. It awarded the Brazilian film "Sobre rodas" (On Wheels), directed by Mauro D'Addio.
08.09.2017 to 17.09.2017
Miskolc
"Aritmija" by Boris Khlebnikov won the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at Miskolc 2017.
30.08.2017 to 09.09.2017
Venice
The INTERFILM Jury of the 74th Mostra internazionale d'arte cinematografica in Venice has chosen as winner of the 7th INTERFILM Award for Promoting Interreligious Dialogue "Oblivion Verses" by Alirezah Khatami.
02.08.2017 to 12.08.2017
Locarno
At the 70th Festival Locarno the awards have been decided. The Ecumenical Jury awarded its Prize to the American competition entry "Lucky" by John Carroll Lynch.
30.06.2017 to 08.07.2017
Karlovy Vary
"The Cakemaker", directed by Ofir Raul Graizer, won the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury in Karlovy Vary 2017. The Krystal Globe was awarded to the Czech competition entry "Little Crusader", directed by Vaclav Kádrnka.
26.05.2017 to 03.06.2017
Zlín
Two Indian films have been awarded by the Ecumenical Jury Zlín 2017. The winner of its prize is "Half Ticket" by Samit Kakkad. For a commendation the jury choose "Railway Children" by Prithvi Konanur.
17.05.2017 to 28.05.2017
Cannes
"Hikari" by Japanese director Naomi Kawase won the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury. The Golden Palm was awarded to "The Square" by Ruben Östlund from Sweden.
11.05.2017 to 16.05.2017
Oberhausen
The festival screened altogether 499 films from 58 countries. 56 films were running in the international competition from which the ecumenical jury chose its award winner.
21.04.2017 to 29.04.2017
Nyon
For the 13th time an interreligious jury awarded prizes at the festival Visions du Réel in Nyon. The jury, composed of a Catholic, Protestant, Jewish and Muslim member, took its choices among the 19 films of the international competition for long films.
31.03.2017 to 08.04.2017
Fribourg
"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.
09.02.2017 to 19.02.2017
Berlin
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.
23.01.2017 to 29.01.2017
Saarbruecken
"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...
10.11.2016 to 20.11.2016
Mannheim and Heidelberg
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.
08.11.2016 to 13.11.2016
Cottbus
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.
02.11.2016 to 06.11.2016
Luebeck
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.
31.10.2016 to 06.11.2016
Leipzig
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.
22.10.2016 to 30.10.2016
Kyiv
"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...
07.10.2016 to 16.10.2016
Warsaw
"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.
26.09.2016 to 02.10.2016
Chemnitz
2016 an Ecumenical Jury will award prizes for the first time at the International Film Festival for Children and Young Audience "Schlingel" in Chemnitz.
09.09.2016 to 18.09.2016
Miskolc
"Under sandet" by Danish director Martin Zandvliet has won the Ecumenical Prize ath the 13th International film Festival Miskolc 2016.
31.08.2016 to 10.09.2016
Venice
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.
03.08.2016 to 13.08.2016
Locarno
"Godless" by Bulgarian director Ralitza Petrova won the Golden Leopard, as well as the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury.
10.07.2016 to 17.07.2016
Yerevan
"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.
01.07.2016 to 09.07.2016
Karlovy Vary
"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.
27.05.2016 to 03.06.2016
Zlín
"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.

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