Welcome to INTERFILM, the International Interchurch Film Organisation. INTERFILM links cinema and church, cultures and religions.

With the motto "50 years of freedom, 50 years of openness, 50 years of film", the Festival Visions du Réel celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2019.
On May 1, 2019, the 65th International Short Film Days Oberhausen will open. In the following days the festival will present more than 500 films altogether.

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24.04.2019
On the occasion of the reception of INTERFILM and SIGNIS for the Interreligious Jury of the Visions du Réel on Sunday, 7th April, 2019, Marianne Ejdersten, Director of Communication of the World Council of Churches, directed a message reflecting the connections between culture, film, politics and church to the visitors of the festival.
30.03.2019
The Italian film "Zen in the Ice Rift" is the winner of the Church of Sweden Youth Film Award 2019. An INTERFILM Diploma was awarded to "Harajuku" by Eirik Svensson from Norway.
11.03.2019
The Church Media Foundation Award at the Tampere Film Festival 2019 was given to the director Reetta Huhtanen for her feature-length documentary film debut "Gods of Molenbeek" (Aatos ja Aminen, Finland 2019).

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On a national level, church film prizes are awarded regularly without INTERFILM being involved directly. These awards are documented here.

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12.02.2017
Katholische Akademie in Berlin
At the Ecumenical Reception at the Berlinale 2017 the Ecumenical Jury will be presented. Speakers are Bishop Dr. Gebhard Fürst for the Catholic Church, Pastor Dr. Johann Hinrich Cloaussen for the Evangelical Church and Amir Esfandiari from the Film Festival in Teheran as guest.