- SIGNIS Co-Sponsor of International Conference on Jesus Films in Poland
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- Ken Loach Receives the Robert Bresson Award 2012
- SIGNIS Workshop for a New Generation of Jurors in Lyon
- Cinema, Religion and Politics in the Air
- New Egyptian Cinema: the Presence of Religion
- Exchanging One Habit for Another: "A Nun’s New Habit" Screened at Cahayasuara
- Angelus Winner Nominated For Academy Award
- A New Generation of Filipino Filmmakers: Mark Meily Awarded at the Brussels Independent Film Festival
- Faith Shorts
- "Samson & Delilah" Named Australian Film of the Year by the Catholic Film Office for 2009
- Priests Honoured at 56th Indian National Film Awards
- SIGNIS Award Winning Film Chosen as Best Film in Asian Pacific Film Festival 2009
- "Yarwng", a Salesian Priest’s Award Winning Film
- The Face of the Other (Den Andres Ansikt) in Oslo
- Angelus Announces 2009 Festival Winners
- Religion and Film in Armenia (1911-2009): From the Arrival of Cinema to the Establishment of the Ecumenical Jury
- Images of the Afterlife in Theology and Film
- "Slumdog Millionnaire" - A Brief Note
- H2Onews: Vatican Applause for “Slumdog Millionaire” Oscar
- "The Black Balloon" Named Australian Film of the Year by the Catholic Film Office for 2008
- Film Workshop "Cinema: Going Beyond the Barriers" in Prague
- First SIGNIS East Asia Film Seminar 2008: "Depiction of Core Family Values in East Asian Movies"
- Classic Film about the Life and Work of St Vincent de Paul Re-released
- Meeting Daniel Burman
- The Bresson Prize for Daniel Burman
- The Life of St.Thomas on Celluloid soon in India
- Egoyan’s "Adoration" Wins Ecumenical Prize in Cannes 2008
- SIGNIS Film Seminar to Give a “Face for the Faceless”
- Australian Catholic Film Office Names "The Jammed" Best Film of 2007
- Ken Loach to Speak at Homeless Movie Club in London
- ’Evening of Angelus’ returns to Sundance Film Festival
- Church and Film: 90 Years of History in Brazil
- Peacemaking in the World of Film
- "Ten Canoes" Named Australian Film of the Year by the Catholic Film Office for 2006
- Interreligious Screening of "Bamako" in the UK
- Alter-Ciné Foundation Documentary Film Grants 2007
- U.S. Bishops Choose Top 10 Films for 2006
- "Grbavica" Wins John Templeton Award 2006
- Vatican to Host World Premiere of "The Nativity Story"
- SIGNIS-Romania’s “Facing Children”: a Film Festival for Child Rights
- Indian Catholic church makes Bollywood film on AIDS
- ’Evening of Angelus’ draws 400 people in Sundance
- Look Both Ways named Australian Film of the Year by Australian Catholic Film Office
- US Bishops’ Film Office Chooses Top 10 Films of 2005
- ’L’enfant’ Wins 2005 Templeton European Film of the Year Award
SIGNIS-Romania’s “Facing Children”: a Film Festival for Child Rights
Bucharest, October 9, 2006 (Signis) - SIGNIS-Romania, in partnership with UNICEF, is organizing a project aimed at promoting Child Rights through movies: the “Facing Children” film festival. “Facing Children” will take place from November 15 to 20 in Bucharest, Romania; the festival will then go on tour from December 5 to 10 in Iaşi and Timişoara.
The project is a development of the first edition of the film seminar “Facing Children”, organized by SIGNIS-Romania in November 2005, and is part of a broader initiative launched by SIGNIS-Romania and UNICEF, including the organization of video workshops for children and teenagers and the production of 16 short films for the Oneminutesjr project. This project is a platform for children to express themselves through one minute films that are broadcasted on the Oneminutesjr website (http://www.theoneminutesjr.org) and in festivals across the world.
The Festival will focus the attention of the public on children rights, through three main sections:
Forum - selection of 10 fiction films on a social theme, which won prizes in international competitions and were also awarded by SIGNIS. The screenings of the fiction films will be followed by debates with the directors and specialists in child protection. The audience will be made sensitive to the issues debated and will be stimulated to get involved in solving the problems (see Forum Program).
Rainbow - a competitive section of social documentaries focused on children. Three prizes will be awarded for best documentary, for best subject and the audience award. The competition will be opened and closed by screenings of international awarded documentaries such as Born into brothels (USA, 77 Oscar), Living rights (Holland, 2004).
Child Buster - a section of movies for children, where 3 fiction or animation films for children, a selection of 10 short animation-films and 3 films in retrospectives will be screened. Before each movie, the short-films produced by the teenagers during the workshops will also be screened. The screenings will be followed by different activities for children.
The objectives of the Festival are:
to promote children’s rights through movies and movie making;
to provide opportunity for children/teenagers at risk to express themselves through photography and video productions and to make known their vision on children’s rights to the public and to the decision makers of the Romanian society;
to foster the collaboration in the field of education between cinema professionals, social-workers and psychologists.
On November 20, The World Day for Children, the Festival will also host a symposium on film and children’s rights.
SIGNIS ROMANIA since its creation in 2003, has set as its goal to promote audiovisual production, to organize trainings and seminars and to represent the catholic media on national and international level.