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Anora (Sean Baker)
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2024 was the year of women in Cannes, and this was clearly reflected in the awards. Although the Palme d'Or went to a man, to the American Sean Baker, his film "Anora" however has a combative female protagonist in Mikey Madsen. In his acceptance speech, Baker dedicated the award to all female sex workers.
"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
The Church Media Foundation Award at the 52nd Tampere Film Festival in 2022 goes to Susanna Helke for the film "Ruthless Times - Songs for Care" (Armotonta menoa – Hoivatyön lauluja, Finland, 2022).
Angelos, the Church of Sweden Film Award, in 2022 was given to "Day for Day" (Dag för Dag) , directed by Felix Herngren.