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The Malaysian film "Abang Adik" by Jin Ong won the Ecumenical Jury Prize and the Audience Award at Fribourg 2023. The Grand Prix of the Festival as well as the Critics' Choice Award went to "Plan 75" by Chie Hayakawa from Japan.


The Tampere Film Festival (March 8-13) was organized for the 53rd in 2023. It is one of the three largest short film festivals in Europe, alongside Clermont-Ferrand (France) and Oberhausen (Germany).
Director Markus Toivo has been presented with the Church Media Foundation Award at the Tampere Film Festival 2023 for his documentary film "Under Construction". The prize is endowed with 1.500 euros.
"I have forgotten the feeling of seeing," says Viera Čákanyová at the beginning of "Poznámky z Eremocénu" (Notes from the Eremocene). In the cinema, a sentence like that can send a shudder through your limbs. Karsten Visarius reports about the Forum section of the Berlinale.


National Church Film Awards

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

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26.04.2023 to 30.04.2023
In Budapest at the end of April 2023 INTERFILM is organising a seminar on the history of Hungarian film and the current situation in Central and Eastern Europe.
Haus der EKD am Gendarmenmarkt, Charlottenstraße 53/54, Berlin
After the last two years, when it was cancelled due to the Corona pandemic, the Protestant and Catholic churches will once again organise the Ecumenical Reception at the Berlinale in 2023.