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Lady Time (Neiti Aika, Elina Talvensaari)
08.03.2020
Director Elina Talvensaari received the Church Media Foundation Award for her documentary "Lady Time" at the 50th Tampere Film Festival.
21.11.2018
Cottbus is a film festival like no other because its focus and remit is on Eastern European cinema. chris Deacy, member of the Ecumenical Jury at the Cottbus Festival 2018, tells about his experiences and reflections.
17.11.2018
The "Look at me..." Award 2018 of the Church Media Foundation in Finland has been given to "Super Furball" by Joona Tena.
23.10.2018
The Festival in Kyiv (Ukraine) is more than 40 years old, and it was a pleasure to observe in this beautiful capital that the majority of inhabitants seem younger than that! Devoted to 'the Youth'  (Molodist), this first films competition had its inaugural venue aboard a ship on the noble Dniepr...
01.10.2018
Mariola Marczak, member of the Ecumenical Jury, analyses the prominent issues and aesthetic patterns of the festival programme.
18.09.2018
A hallmark of this year’s Locarno Festival, aside from the tropical weather, was the high proportion of films in the competition featuring female protagonists. The Festival’s charismatic artistic director, Carlo Chatrian, acknowledged in a private conversation with our Ecumenical Jury that this was more the result of serendipity than design, but it nonetheless reflected trends in international cinema. During the 12 days of this cinematic feast, gripping portraits of women appeared on the screen, from coming-of-age to end-of-life stories.
26.08.2018
Hans Hodel, INTERFILM's jury coordinator since 1989 and President from 2004 to 2013, was honoured with a celebration in Switzerland for his many years of extensive involvement in INTERFILM.
14.07.2018
The 53rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF) was special in many ways: it revealed yet again its significance and importance for film culture, and its relevance in the world today.
28.06.2018
Member of the Ecumenical Jury in Cannes 2018 Robert K. Johnston analyzes the church film award winners of the festival, and identifies the focus on the marginalized as central issue of many festival films.
17.04.2018
The film "Maman Colonelle", directed by Dieudo Hamadi, has received the SIGNIS-WACC Human Rights Award 2017. A feature-length documentary, it highlights the courage of one person to fight against sexual abuse in a war-torn country which is the Democratic Republic of Congo.