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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.
"Radio Silence" highlights the essence of freedom of speech, human rights and democracy expressed by the courage of journalists in Mexico to fight against state corruption, drug crimes and injustice in this country.
Director Suvi West has been presented with the Church Media Foundation Award at the Tampere Film Festival 2021 for her film "Eatnameamet – Our Silent Struggle".
"Sweat" by Magnus von Horn wins the Church of Sweden Film Award "Angelos" at the Göteborg Film Festival 2021.
For more than forty years the film festival Max Ophüls Preis in the German city of Saarbrücken presents films produced by young talented filmmakers from German speaking countries. It wants to discover and to promote the “newest” films from this cultural area. There is more. The festival was founded in 1980 which means at a time when the German film industry received a new boost thanks to the Oberhausen Manifesto in 1962.
Rolf Deen, board member of "Het Filmgesprek" in The Netherlands, comments on a selection of films screened at the 50th edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2021.
List of church film prizes 2020 by Ecumenical Juries, Interreligious Juries, INTERFILM Juries or National/Regional Church Film Juries
The 69th International Film Festival Mannheim-Heidelberg (IFFMH) asserted itself as a powerful advocate for discovering new voices in world cinema. In that way, the festival held true to its mission in a particularly turbulent time.
The Ecumenical Jury at the 23rd Faludi Film Festival awarded their Prize to "A Day Like Today", directed by Magda Strzyżyńska from Poland.
At the 24th Black Nights Film Festival in Tallinn 2020, the Ecumenical Jury chooses "Armugan" by Jo Sol as best film of the Competition.
The winner of the “Look at me” Award of the Church Media Foundation at the Oulu International Children’s and Youth Film Festival 2020 is director Paul_Anders Simma and his documentary youth film "My Dear Mother".