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11.11.2021 to 21.11.2021
Mannheim and Heidelberg
The Ecumenical Jury in Mannheim 2021 awarded its €2,500 prize to "Ma nuit" (My Night) by Antoinette Boulat. Michelangelo Frammartino from Italy won the International Newcomer Award for Best Director for his film "Il buco" (The Hole).
03.11.2021 to 07.11.2021
Luebeck
The INTERFILM Jury's Church Film Award in Lübeck 2021 was won by the Finnish-French-German co-production "The Gravedigger's Wife" by Khadar Ayderus Ahmed, whose film also received the NDR Feature Film Award.
02.11.2021 to 07.11.2021
Cottbus
"Brighton 4th" by Levan Koguashvili from Georgia won the Ecumenical Jury Prize in Cottbus 2021. The Lubina for Best Competition Film was awarded by the festival jury to "107 Mothers" (Cenzorka) by Peter Kerekes.
25.10.2021 to 31.10.2021
Leipzig
The Interreligious Jury at DOK Leipzig 2021 has awarded its Prize to the French film "Que Dieu te protège" (May God Be with You) by Cléo Cohen. The Golden Dove for Best Documentary Film went to the documentary "Father" by Wei Deng from China.
09.10.2021 to 16.10.2021
Chemnitz
"Mon cirque à moi" by Miryam Bouchard from Canada won the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury in Chemnitz 2021, as well as the Prize of the Fipresci Jury.
08.10.2021 to 17.10.2021
Warsaw
The Prize of the Ecumenical Jury in Warsaw 2021 went to "The Albanian Virgin" by Bujar Alimani, a Commendation to "Ring Wandering" by Masakazu Kaneko. "Miracle" by Bogdan George Apetri won the Grand Prix of the Festival.
10.09.2021 to 18.09.2021
Miskolc
The Ecumenical Jury in Miskolc 2021 awarded its prize to "Apples" by Christos Nikou, which also won the Adolph Zukor Prize of the Ferstival. The festival's main prize, the Emeric Pressburger Award, went to "Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy" by Ryûsuke Hamaguchi from Japan.
09.09.2021 to 15.09.2021
International Film Festival for Children and Youth
After a first part held online (28.5.-1.6.2021), the second part of the 61st Zlín Film Festival will open on site on 9 September. The festival will focus on the sections of the international competition.
01.09.2021 to 11.09.2021
Venice
"Amira" by Mohamed Diab from Egypt won the 10th INTERFILM Award for Promoting Interreligious Dialogue in Venice 2021. The Golden Lion was awarded to "L'Événement" by Audrey Diwan from France.
20.08.2021 to 28.08.2021
Karlovy Vary
"As Far as I Can Walk" by Stefan Arsinijević from Serbia has won the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury in Karlovy Vary 2021. The film also won the Crystal Globe for Best Film by the International Festival Jury.
04.08.2021 to 14.08.2021
Locarno
The Swiss film "Soul of a Beast" by Lorenz Merz won the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at Locarno 2021. The Golden Leopard went to the Philippine competition entry "Vengeance is Mine, All Others Pay Cash" by Edwin.
16.07.2021 to 25.07.2021
Fribourg
The Ecumenical Jury in Fribourg 2021 has awarded its CHF 5,000 prize to "True Mothers" by Naomi Kawase. The Grand Prix des Festival went to "La Nuit des Rois" by Philippe Lacôte.
06.07.2021 to 17.07.2021
Cannes
The Jury œcuménique at Cannes 2021 has awarded its prize to the Japanese film "Drive My Car" by Ryusuke Hamaguchi and a Special Mention to "Hytty nro 6" (Compartment no. 6) by Juho Kuosmanen from Finland.
29.05.2021 to 06.06.2021
Kiew
The Ecumenical Jury at the 50th International Film Festival Kyiv 2021 has awarded its Prizes in the International Competition to “After Love” by Aleem Khan (United Kingdom, 2021; Full-Length Films), to “Chodźmy v noc” (Into the Night) by Kamila Tarabura (Poland, 2020; Short Films), and to “Parole” by Vojtĕch Novotný (Czech Republic, 2020; Student Films).
01.05.2021 to 10.05.2021
Oberhausen
The International Short Film Festival Oberhausen had to take place entirely online also in 2021. A total of 400 films were shown in the festival's programme, which has been expanded to include three new competition sections.
15.04.2021 to 25.04.2021
Nyon
On 15 April, the 52nd Visions du Réel film festival in Nyon began in a hybrid format: with a limited audience "on site" and an online version also accessible only to Swiss viewers and accredited persons. After a surprisingly announced relaxation of the pandemic rules in Switzerland, the festival was opened to the public from 22 April until its conclusion on 25 April.
17.01.2021 to 24.01.2021
Saarbruecken
"Borga" by York-Fabian Raabe won the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at the Max Ophuels Prize Saarbruecken 2021, as well as the festival's main award and the audience prize.
08.12.2020 to 13.12.2020
Cottbus
The 30th FilmFestival Cottbus was postponed to December and took place only online. Winner of the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury and of the Special Prize for the Best Direction is "Jak najdalej stad" (I Never Cry) by Piotr Domalewski.
12.11.2020 to 22.11.2020
Mannheim and Heidelberg
The first festival year in Mannheim and Heidelberg of the new team under Sascha Keilholz had to take place in the digital space. Originally, physical performances were to take place in both cities in addition to the online offerings. The Ecumenical Jury awarded its Prize of 2.500 € to "Una promessa" by Gianluca and Massimiliano De Serio from Italy.
04.11.2020 to 08.11.2020
Luebeck
The Church Film Prize awarded by the INTERFILM Jury in 2020 went to "A Perfectly Normal Familiy" by Malou Reymann from Denmark. The festival jury of the Nordic Film Days awarded the NDR Film Prize to the Latvian director Dace Püce for her film "The Pit".
26.10.2020 to 01.11.2020
Leipzig
The winner of DOK Leipzig 2020 is "En route pour le milliard" (Downstream to Kinshasa) by Dieudo Hamadi. The film received the Golden Dove of the international festival jury and the Prize of the Interreligious Jury.
10.10.2020 to 17.10.2020
Chemnitz
The Ecumenical Jury in Chemnitz 2020 awarded its Prize to "The Journey of the Prince" by Jean-François Laguinie and Xavier Picard from France, and a Commendation to "Little Sister" by Alexander Galibin from Russia.
09.10.2020 to 18.10.2020
Warsaw
"The Man with Hare Ears" by Czech director Martin Šulik ist the winner of the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury inb Warsaw 2020. The Warsaw Grand Prix went to "18 Kilohertz" by Farkhat Sharipov from Kazakhstan.
04.09.2020 to 10.09.2020
Zlín
The 60th International Film Festival for Children and Young People, which is regularly scheduled for the end of May, has been postponed to September and took place live. The three-member ecumenical jury also worked on site.
02.09.2020 to 12.09.2020
Venice
As the first of the major film festivals following the outbreak of the Corona pandemic, the 77th Venice Film Festival, the Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica, took place entirely in the cinemas, on the Lido and in other venues.
22.08.2020 to 30.08.2020
Kyiv
The Ecumenical Online Jury in Kiev 2020 awarded prizes in the International Competition for Long Feature Films, the International Competition for Short Films and the International Competition for Student Films . "Identifying Features" by Fernanda Valdez from Mexico and "Kuessipan" by Myriam Verrault (Canada) won the festival's Grand Prix.
05.08.2020 to 15.08.2020
Locarno
Under the motto: "For the Future of Films" the Locarno 2020 Film Festival took place partly on site, partly online.
13.05.2020 to 18.05.2020
Oberhausen
Due to the corona crisis, the 66th International Short Film Festival is taking place online. With a festival pass for € 9.99, over 350 films are accessible.
17.04.2020 to 03.05.2020
Nyon
The festival Visions du Réel 2020 in Nyon will take place in an online version due to the Corona Pandemic.
20.03.2020 to 28.03.2020
Fribourg
Due to the corona epidemic, the 34th Festival International de Films de Friborg had to be canceled. Instead, the festival organized a virtual edition.

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