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A report on the 38th Warsaw International Film Festival
How do they manage it? The Warsaw International Film Festival had seven competitions: in addition to the International Competition, there is the "Crème de la Crème", the "1-2 Competition", the "Free Spirit Competition" as well as a documentary and a short film competition. Dirk von Jutrczenka, member of the Ecumenical Jury, reports about the festival.
"No illusions! That could be the motto of this year's Sheffield Documentary Festival," says Peter Paul Huth in his appreciation of the festival programme.
Every two years leading scholars in the field of religious studies and film gather to celebrate the International Conference on Religion and Film. This year the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam hosted the event. INTERFILM member Jonas Simmerlein reports.
The 68th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen featured a compelling range of short films from around the world. The films in competition included human dramas, documentary portraits, dance films, a variety of experimental works and a most intriguing selection of animated films. Mina Radovic, member of the Ecumenical Jury, reports.
Joël Friso, member of the Ecumenical Jury in Oberhausen 2022 and Board Member of INTERFILM, writes about his experience at the festival.
List of prizes awarded by church film juries 2021
Freek L. Bakker, member of the Interreligious Jury, comments on the award winning films of the festival.
INTERFILM member Sofja Sjö from Finland reports about a conference in Sárospatak (Hungary) on representations of the Eucharist in film and other forms of actual visual culture.
S. Brent Rodriguez Plate, President of the Ecumenicval Jury in Locarno 2021, reflects on the festival experience and comments on films which were discussed in the jury extensively.
At the festival World Cinema in Amsterdam, a jury of INTERFILM member Het Filmgesprek awarded a film for the second time.
On March 22nd, 2021, journalist and methodist minister James M. Wall passed away. He was a key figure for promoting the Protestant film and cinema commitment in North America. Philip Lee, General Secretary of WACC and editor of the journal "Media Development", appreciates the deceased.