Young communicators from eleven Latin American countries participate in the SIGNIS-ALC training programme
21st thematic international youth film festival in Hungary
Hungary, November 16th, 2017 (Faludi festival). With more than 230 short films from 30 countries, a record number of films were submitted to the 21st Faludi International Non-Professional Youth Film Festival and Photo Competition 2017. The call has gained a great international interest, as many young people applied for the competition from South Korea through Argentina to Germany in order to share their point of views on what ’The Other” means for them. As in previous years, the call was also opened for amateur photographers in parallel with the film competition. Around 140 photos were juried by László Haris (Balogh Rudolf prized photographer, member of the Hungarian Art Academy, and nomited for Prima Primissima prize), Nóra Bege (photographer and art therapist) and Ákos Pilló (photographer). Under the guidance of Árpád Sopsits (Balázs Béla prized director, scriptwriter), Zsuzsanna Bányai (animation filmmaker) and Francisco Gózon (Balázs Béla prized cameraman), the selected films will be screened on 17-18 November at ART+Cinema (Budapest, Hungary). The work of the jury will be helped by Ákos Lázár Kovács (director of the Communication Institute of Pázmány Péter Catholic University, and president of SIGNIS Europe). During the festival, not only will the competitive films be showed, but also the non-competitive movies within the framework of informative programmes The selected photos on the topic of „The Other” will also be exhibited in the House of Dialogue – which is the cultural and spiritual centre of the Hungarian Jesuit Province – until the end of November. Beyond promoting the dialogue between the different cultures and religions through visual materials, it is also an important aim of the festival to create a special forum for those amateur filmmakers and photographers who have started to discover the world of film and photography but who have not had a chance to demonstrate their work yet. The festival is a great opportunity for them to meet each other as well as professionals and to exchange their views and experiences. The program is opened without fee, registration or age limit. The festival will end with a Prize Giving Ceremony on 18 November where amateur filmmakers, student filmmakers and photographers will be prized separately. The winner films will be screened in front of the audience again. For more information please visit the website: http://www.media.faludiakademia.hu/category/film-festival/ The festival is supported by the National Cultural Fund and sponsors.
Register for SAT-7’s Network 2018 and learn more about this important Christian television network
Turkey, November, 3rd, 2017 (SAT-7). SAT-7 is launching registration for the NETWORK 2018 conference. Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in this important event, and have an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at SAT-7’s work, 18‑20 April 2018, Antalya, Turkey. SAT-7, a SIGNIS member, is a Christian satellite television network broadcasting in Arabic, Persian and Turkish across 25 countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). In the past few years, the region has endured seemingly endless conflict and political tumult. Life has changed drastically for many – in most cases, for the worse. For this reason, Jesus’ message of hope and love is desperately needed in the MENA. God’s saving love is the one unchanging, undying truth amid the change that is rocking the world. Witnessing to His goodness is what will build a better future. At NETWORK 2018, participants will see how SAT-7 is encouraging Christians in their faithful witness to God’s love even as the region changes around them. Join SAT-7 at NETWORK 2018 to learn more about them, meet the producers and presenters, and pray with them as they will plan for the future in a fast-changing region. NETWORK 2018 will be held near Antalya, Turkey. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience a fascinating country and culture while hearing about what God is doing in Turkey and across the MENA. For registration and more information, please visit the website.