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White Angel - The End of Marinka (Arndt Ginzel)

White Angel - The End of Marinka (Arndt Ginzel, Germany 2023; © DOK Leipzig)

The Documentary Segment of the Festival. Report by Bojidar Manov, Member of the Interreligious Jury
66 editions of a major international festival of non-fiction films (documentaries and animations) is in itself a sign of significant attention. Leipzig has long established and defended its name as an important centre for world cinema of the two types mentioned, and this holds true especially strongly for the documentary production.
The WACC-SIGNIS Human Rights Award for 2012 has been given to the Swiss documentary "Forbidden Voices" directed by Barbara Miller.
At the Göteborg International Film Festival 2013 the Angelos, the Church of Sweden Film Award, has been given to "Godheten" (The Goodness) by Stefan Jarl (Sweden 2012)
An interesting phenomenon emerging in a number of films shown at the Montreal Festival of World Films this year is a focus on death as a natural and acceptable part of life, rather than on death as the feared enemy of life. Three films in particular stood out, says jury member Marjorie Suchocki.
Jury member Alyda Faber reports about the Berlinale 2012
At the 35th Göteborg International Film Festival, the Church of Sweden Film Award was given to the comedy "Flimmer" by Patrik Eklund.
In the church of Spiegel-Bern, on October 17, many mourners bode farewell to Dölf Rindlisbacher who died in his 93rd year of age. He was the first film commissioner of the German speaking Protestant churches in Switzerland and will be remembered as a pioneer in the history of Protestant media activities in Switzerland.
Heike Kühn, film critic and INTERFILM member, writes about outstanding films of the Venice Film Festival 2011, about the Golden Lion winner in particular.