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"Lara", directed by Jan-Ole Gerster, won the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury in Karlovy Vary 2019. The Crystal Globe, the main prize of the festival, was awarded to "The Father" by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov from Bulgaria.

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28.06.2019
The festival World Cinema Amsterdam has added a brand new award this year: the World Cinema Exchange Award. The award is made possible by INTERFILM member Het Filmgesprek.
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.

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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.