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24.04.2019
Celebrating the 50th Festival Anniversary. By Marianne Ejdersten, WCC Director of Communication
On the occasion of the reception of INTERFILM and SIGNIS for the Interreligious Jury of the Visions du Réel on Sunday, 7th April, 2019, Marianne Ejdersten, Director of Communication of the World Council of Churches, directed a message reflecting the connections between culture, film, politics and church to the visitors of the festival.
07.10.2014
On the background of a rewarding experience jury member Tomas Axelson highlights three outstanding films of the Venice festival programme 2014
02.10.2014
Criterion offers a new DVD/Blue-Ray release of Rainer Werner Fassbinder's "Ali: Fear Eats the Soul" (Angst essen Seele auf). The film was the first film awarded by an Ecumenical Jury in Cannes, which was established in 1974.
22.09.2014
Report about the workshop of the Ecumenical Jury in Miskolc 2014 on the church festival commitment
20.09.2014
Anita Nipah, member of the INTERFILM jury Venice 2014, writes on Joshua Oppenheimer's documentary about the victims of a political crime on the Philippines in the sixties of the past century.
26.05.2014
Jury member Kristine Greenaway comments on the jury decisions
26.05.2014
Australian film Critic and former OCIC and SIGNIS president Peter Malone comments on the awards of the Ecumenical Juries in Cannes of the past 15 years
15.05.2014
In 1974 an Ecumenical Jury met in Cannes for the first time. It awarded Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s “Fear Eats the Soul”. This year, forty years later, the jury celebrates its anniversary by giving a Special Award to the Brothers Dardenne.
06.04.2014
The 28th Festival International de Film de Fribourg took place from 29th March – 6th April 2014. This year feature films in the International Competition Section were a mixture of fiction and documentary and were dominated by the inter-related themes of rebellion and resistance, personal dilemma and social context. The Ecumenical Jury and the International Jury both awarded their main prizes for Best Feature Film to Han Gong-Ju (South Korea, 2013) by Lee Sujin and the Ecumenical Jury also gave a Commendation to Constructors (Kazakhstan, 2012) by Adilkhan Yerzhanov. Report by jury member Alan Foale
30.01.2014
The documentary "I am a Fucking Panther" is the winner of the Church of Sweden Film Award 2014.