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Festival report by Stanislav Zeman, President of the Ecumenical Jury
Stanislaw Zeman, president of the ecumenical jury at the International Film Festival for Children and Youth in Zlín 2024, reports about his impressions of the city and the competition programmes.
In his report about the Forum section of the Berlinale 2024 Karsten Visarius focusses on documentaries as Romuald Karmakar's "The Invisible Zoo" and Alexander Horwath's "Henry Fonda for President", mentioning a number of outstanding feature films as well.
The Berlinale is more political than Cannes or Venice. Many of the films dealt with the war in Ukraine, the Palestinian question, oppression in Iran, young men going off to fight the jihad, and Iranian and Syrian refugees. Jacques Champeaux, INTERFILM member and member of the ecumenical jury in Berlin 2024, reports about the festival.
Peter Paul Huth reports on the closing of the Berlinale 2024.
Peter Paul Huth comments on documentary films from the Berlinale on Ukraine and Palestine.
Peter Paul Huth continues his coverage of the Berlinale 2024
Peter Paul Huth reports on the start of the 2024 Berlinale.
"If Everybody Just Leaves" by Nazira Abzalova and Karin Wegsjö has won the film prize of the Swedish Church, the Angelos Award, at the film festival in Göteborg 2024.
Georgian director Otar Iosseliani, a great poet of cinema, died on 17 December 2023 at the age of 89. Due to Soviet censorship, he emigrated to France in 1982, where he made his most famous film in 1984: "Les favoris de la lune" (The Favourites of the Moon). Film critic Andrey Plakhov, who now lives in Germany, pays tribute to his work.
Chronological and alphabetical list (international and national)
In Frankfurt, the Protestant Film Jury in Germany honoured the American film "Past Lives" by Celine Song as FILM OF THE YEAR 2023.