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Preisverleihung World Cinema Exchange Award 2023 in Amsterdam
Prize goes to film by Apolline Traoré from Burkina Faso
At the film festival World Cinema Amsterdam 2023 the World Cinema Exchange Award went to "Sira", directed by Apolline Traoré from Burkina Faso.
For this year the director of the Mostra d'Arte Cinematografica in Venice, Alberto Barbera, had announced a selection of attractive but also controversial films that do not turn a blind eye to a world full of conflicts. In the competition there are a number of features that take up political themes, but also films that deal with family constellations.
At the film festival World Cinema Amsterdam 2022, a jury of INTERFILM's institutional member Het Filmgesprek has awarded its Prize, the World cinema Exchange Award, to "My Small Land", directed by Emma Kawawada.
"The Emigrants" by Erik Poppe wins the Andreas Award at the 50th Norwegian International Film Festival Haugesund 2022.
Annette Gjerde Hansen, member of the Ecumenical Jury at the 56th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, writes about her experience.
International Church media and film organisations denounce attack on artistic creation by Iranian authorities.
"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.
At the International Children and Youth Film Festival in Malmö (March 19-25, 2022), a jury appointed by the Church of Sweden has awarded the Church of Sweden Youth Film Prize to "Olga" by Elie Grappe