Festivals

09.10.2015 to 24.10.2015
Mannheim and Heidelberg
The 64th Film Festival Mannheim-Heidelberg's motto is "Weltkino." (World Cinema) - as open as succinct and more appropriate to the megatopic of the moment...
11.09.2015 to 20.09.2015
Miskolc
As part of a Western retrospective Sergio Leone's "Once Upon a Time in the West" opened the 12th International Film Festival Miskolc. The Ecumenical Jury awarded its prize to "Superwelt" (Superworld) by Austrian director Karl Markovics.
02.09.2015 to 12.09.2015
Venice
In Venice 2015, the INTERFILM Jury choose the winner of the 5th INTERFILM Award For Promoting Interreligious Dialogue. It decided upon the Iranian Orizzonti entry "Wednesday, May 9", directed by Vahid Jalilvand.
27.08.2015 to 07.09.2015
Montréal
After weeks of uncertainty the 39th World Film Festival started on August 27th. The Ecumenical Jury had to decide for an award winner among 24 films screened in the World Competition section. As winnner of the Ecumenical Prize the jury choose "The Midnight Orchestra", directed by Jerôme Coen Oliver.
05.08.2015 to 15.08.2015
Locarno
Jigeumeun matgo geuttaeneun teullida (Right Now, Wrong Then) by Hong Sang-soo, South Corea, is the winner of the Golden Leopard of the Film Festival Locarno 2015. The Ecumenical Jury awarded a Commendation to the film, giving its main prize to Ma dar behesht (Paradise) by Sina Ataeian Dena from Iran.
12.07.2015 to 19.07.2015
Yerevan
"Moskvich, My Love" by director Aram Shahbazyan is the winner of the Ecumenical Jury Prize in Yerevan 2015. The festival dedicated two extensive programmes to the memory of the Armenian genocide 100 years ago. "We Exist" showed films about the Armenian genocide itself, whereas "Never Again" focused on other examples of a holocaust.
03.07.2015 to 11.07.2015
Karlovy Vary
In 2015, the International Film Festival celebrated its 50th anniversary. Winner of the Crystal Globe, the festival's top award, is the U.S. independent production "Bob and the Trees" which also got the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury.
29.05.2015 to 04.06.2015
Zlín
"Behaviour" (Conducta), a Cuban film by director Ernesto Daranas, is winner of the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury in Zlín 2015. The Jury also awarded a Commendation to "Mina Walking", an Afghan-Canadian co-production directed by Yosef Baraki.
13.05.2015 to 24.05.2015
Cannes
A French film is winner of the Golden Palm in Cannes 2015: "Dheepan" by Jacques Audiard, telling a story about refugees from the civil war in Sri Lanka. The Ecumenical Jury awarded its Prize to Nanni Moretti's "Mia madre".
30.04.2015 to 05.05.2015
Oberhausen
After screening 504 films from 55 countries, the 61st International Short Film Days Oberhausen 2015 ended on May 5 with the award ceremony in the Lichtburg Filmpalast. The Ecumenical Jury awarded a film from Spain.
17.04.2015 to 25.04.2015
Nyon
Freedom of expression and the emergence of exceptional women were the central issues of the 46th edition of the festival. In its sidebar programs it offered a focus on Georgia and the Atelier with the Armenian film director Harutyun Khachatryan.
21.03.2015 to 28.03.2015
Fribourg
The 29th FIFF (Festival International de Films de Fribourg showed 150 films from 57 countries, among them the 12 long feature films in the International Competition. From these, the Ecumenical Jury chose its winner: "Flapping in the Middle of Nowhere" by Diep Hoang Nguyen, Vietnam.
09.03.2015 to 14.03.2015
Malmö
At the International Children's and Young People's Film Festival in Malmö 2015 the Church of Sweden Youth Film Award was conferred to "X+Y" by British film director Morgan Matthews.
05.02.2015 to 15.02.2015
Berlin
The 65th Berlinale opened on February 5 with Isabelle Coixets "Nobody Wants the Night". 19 films competed for the Golden and the Silver Bears. The International Jury headed by jury president Darren Aronofsky awarded the Golden Bear to "Taxi" by Jafar Panahi.
19.01.2015 to 25.01.2015
Saarbruecken
The 36th Max Ophuels Prize presented 16 entries from Germany, Austria and Switzerland in the competion for long feature films. Awarded for the first time the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury went to "The Drift" (Driften) by Karim Patwa, Switzerland.
06.11.2014 to 16.11.2014
Mannheim and Heidelberg
On November 16, the festival closed with the Award Ceremony. The Ecumenical Jury awarded its Prize to "Nabat by Elchin Musaoglu from Aserbaijan.
04.11.2014 to 09.11.2014
Cottbus
As opening film the 24th Festival of East European Cinema in Cottbus presented "Underdog" (Fehér isten) by Kornél Mundruczó. After the leave of Roland Rust the festival direction has changed to Bernd Buder. He choose twelve films for the competition.
29.10.2014 to 02.11.2014
Luebeck
A film from Iceland is the winner of the Nordic Film Days Luebeck 2014: "Life in a Fishbowl" by director Baldwin Z won the prestigious NDR Film Award. The Church Film Prize by the INTERFILM Jury went to "1001 Grams" by Bent Hamer from Norway.
26.10.2014 to 02.11.2014
Leipzig
The festival announces latest political films to the crises in Syria and the Ukraine. The opening film tells about another controversial political matter: Edward Snowden and the wiretap practices of the NSA which he made public.
25.10.2014 to 02.11.2014
Kyiv
In spite of the difficult situation in the Ukraine the International Film Festival Molodist in Kyiv will take place also this year. It opens on October 25 with „Trois cœur“ by Benoît Jacquot (out of competition).
10.10.2014 to 19.10.2014
Warsaw
A film from Estonia is the winner of the Ecumenical Film Prize: "In the Crosswind" (Risttuules), directed by Martti Helde. The jury labeled it a "cinematic requiem" for the victims of the Soviet oppression in Eastern Europe. The Warsaw Grand Prix was given to the Chinese competition entry "The Coffin in the Mountain" by director Xin Yukun.
12.09.2014 to 21.09.2014
Miskolc
In 2004 in Miskolc, an industrial city in northern Hungary, the Jameson Cinefest was organised for the first time. An Ecumenical Jury attends the festival since 2011. This year, the jury awarded its Prize to "Bande de filles" (Girlhood), a French film directed by Cécile Sciamma.
27.08.2014 to 06.09.2014
Venice
The 71st Mostra del Cinema under the direction of Alberto Barbera offered an artistically ambitious programme in both competition sections, Venezia 71 and Orizzonti. The INTERFILM Jury considers both of them and chose as winner of the INTERFILM Award for Promoting Interreligious Dialogue the French entry "Loin des hommes" (Far From Men), directed by David Oelhoffen.
21.08.2014 to 01.09.2014
Montreal
After controversial information in the press about the financial situation of the festival and a delayed publication of its programme, it was held successfully and announced the winners on September 1st. The Ecumenical Jury awarded the Japanese entry "Cape Nostalgia", directed by Izuru Naroshima.
06.08.2014 to 16.08.2014
Locarno
The film festival at the Lago Maggiore in Switzerland, since 2013 headed by artistic director Carlo Chatrian, cherishes especially aesthetic innovations. Consequently, the Golden Leopard went to "From What Is Before" by Lav Diaz from the Philippines. The Ecumenical Jury awarded "The Fool" by Russian director Yuri Bykov.
13.07.2014 to 20.07.2014
Yerevan
The Ecumenical Jury 2014 awarded two films, both from Caucasian countries. The Ecumenical Prize went to THE ABODE by Lusine Sargsyan from Armenia, and a Commendation to BLIND DATES by Levan Koguashvili from Georgia, which also won the Silver Apricot by the International Jury.
02.07.2014 to 12.07.2014
Karlovy Vary
The Ecumenical Jury awarded with its Prize "Corn Island", which also won the "Crystal Globe", the Grand Prix of the festival. In addition, the Ecumenical Jury awarded a Commendation to "Rocks In My Pockets" which also won the Prize of the FIPRESCI jury.
30.05.2014 to 05.06.2014
Zlín
14.05.2014 to 25.05.2014
Cannes
The Ecumenical Jury at the 67th Festival de Cannes (May 14-25, 2014), appointed by INTERFILM and SIGNIS, has awarded its Prize to TIMBUKTU by Abderrahmane Sissako, France/Mauretania, 2014. In addition, the Jury awards two Commendations to THE SALT OF EARTH by Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, France 2014, and to HERMOSA JUVENTUD by Jaime Rosales, Spain/France 2014, both in the programme of Un Certain Regard. The winner of the Palm d'Or is the Turkish competition entry WINTER SLEEP by Nuri Bilge Ceylan.
01.05.2014 to 06.05.2014
Oberhausen
This year, Oberhausen celebrated ist 60th anniversary. On this occasion, the Ecumenical Jury, on behalf of INTERFILM and SIGNIS, appreciated Festival director Lars Henrik Gass by an Honorary Award.