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Das Rotohr (Paul Drey)
Report by Juha Rajamäki
The Tampere Film Festival (March 8-13) was organized for the 53rd in 2023. It is one of the three largest short film festivals in Europe, alongside Clermont-Ferrand (France) and Oberhausen (Germany).
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".
This year’s festival edition was perhaps the first of its kind in history of Luebeck’s Nordic Film Days. After rapid changes in coronavirus pandemic developments in Europe it was decided that the festival moves completely online.
"Lola vers la mer" by Laurent Micheli won the Church of Sweden Youth Film Award 2020. A Commendation, accompanied by an INTERFILM diploma, went to "La inocencia" by Lucía Alemany.
The Faludi Ferenc Academy in Budapest announces its 23rd thematic international film festival and the related photo competition. This year...