- 21st edition of the International Film Festival Schlingel
- 4th Mother Teresa International Film Festival
- The rebellion of women as leading topic of the 14th Tofifest International Film Festival
- A review of the festival del film locarno, 2016: Community, gloom and hope
- Sixth edition of the Slum Film Festival
- Call for entries for the International Christian Film Festival
- Call for entries Asian Women’s Film Festival
- Extended deadline for the International Catholic Film and multimedia Festival Niepokalanow
- The First South Sudanese Film Festival
- SIGNIS India organizes the Mother Teresa International Film Festival
- Call for Young Talents at the Jameson CineFest Miskolc International Film Festival
- 36th Amiens International Film Festival
- Film Festival Puskat
- Call for entries: "Films in Progress"
- Calling all college filmmakers!
- The 2016 Tribeca Film Festival
- Call for entries for "My Short" - Film Festival in India.
- Film festival organized by the Church of South India
- Insight Film Festival Student Filmmaker Award 2016 launched
- Berlin film festival gives special attentions to TV series
- Films in Progress : call for entries
- Don Bosco Film Festival 2016
- Film festival to mark Mother Teresa’s canonization
- 25th Ecumenical Jury at the Berlinale 2016
- Film Festival Mannheim-Heidelberg: Everybody is a foreigner, almost everywhere.
- SIGNIS Jury sees more than 30 films in 12 days at Venice festival
- 50th Karlovy Vary Filmfest : Between Dream and Chimera
- DOK Leipzig Festival
- USA: The Tribeca Film Festival 2015
- Insight Student Filmmaker Award 2015 Launched in London
- 20th Edition of the Afrika Filmfestival in Leuven
- Besanšon Festival of African Cinema and Culture 2014: The Burden of the Past - the Search for the Way Forward
- A Tribute to Claas Danielsen, Director of the Leipzig International Documentary and Animation Film Festival
- Hong Kong 2014: A SIGNIS Juror’s Reflection on HKIFF
- Berlin 2014: Looking to the past, to the church and to exceptional women
- DOK Leipzig 2013: Documentaries Advocating Peace and Human Dignity
- Yerevan 2013: Golden Apricot International Film Festival
- Festival of Mannheim-Heidelberg 2012: Interview with Kadija Leclere
- 27th Mar del Plata International Film Festival 2012
- Festroia International Film Festival 2012
- San Sebastian International Film Festival 2012
- Miskolc Film Festival Hosts International Ecumenical Media Conference
- Hong Kong 2012: "The Soul is Healed by Being with Children"
- Insight Film Festival Announces Call for Submissions
- Mostra 2011: A SIGNIS Film Juror in Venice
- A glimpse at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2011
- A Season of Visions at ZIFF 2011
- Festroia 2011: Humans Deal with Traumatic Events
- Las Palmas Festival 2011: Diversity, Risk-taking and Coherence
- Call for Entries for the 3rd Insight Faith Festival
- Call for Entries: 3rd I˝igo Film Festival for Short Films Made by Young People
- Short Film Festival by SIGNIS Impacts Young Film Makers in Tamil Nadu State
- San Sebastian 2010: A Film Festival Focusing on the Human Condition of Life
- Angelus Student Film Festival Celebrates 15th Anniversary
- Highlights of the Venice Film Festival 2010
- "I Bring What I Love" Opens ZIFF 2010, Sponsored by SIGNIS
- Festroia 2010: Figures in a European Landscape
- Fajr 2010: An Interreligious Jury in Iran
- The Insight Film Festival
- Molodist 2009: Mothers Abandoning their Children
- Festroia 2009: Year 25
- Golden Apricot Film Festival of Yerevan 2009: Films about Borders, Peace and Children’s rights
- Karlovy Vary 2009: An Ecumenical Juror Reports on the Festival
- Toulouse: 21st Festival of Latin American Cinemas
- SIGNIS To Hold First Film Jury at a US Festival - Filmfest DC
- The Social and Political Commitment of the Amiens International Film Festival 2008
- OCIC/SIGNIS: Sixty Years in Venice
- An Ecumenical Juror’s Film Journey in Locarno 2008
- Karlovy Vary 2008: Love is a battlefield...
- 2nd I˝igo Festival Showcased the Work of Young Filmmakers at WYD 2008
- Festroia 2008: Finding Personal Meaning through Relationships in an Alienating World
- BAFICI 2008
- Angelus - From Hollywood to Rome
- Magnificat 2008: 4th International Catholic Festival of Christian Films and TV Programs
- An American Ecumenical Juror Reflects on Berlinale 2008
- 58th Berlin Film Festival Salutes Six Independent Filipino Films
- German Media Bishop Speaks of the Future of Cinema
- 2nd Inigo Short Film Festival: Call for Entries
- Spirituality Cinema in Iran
- Call for Submissions: Youth Producing Change at HRWIFF
- City of Angels Film Festival 2007
- SIGNIS Romania Completes 3rd Facing Children Festival
- Facing Children Festival 2007
- Redemption Central Theme in Venice 2007
- Brisbane: Interfaith Prize for Human Trafficking Drama
- SIGNIS Celebrates 50 years in the San Sebastian Film Festival by Honouring Volker Schl÷ndorff
- Yerevan, the Golden Apricot Festival
- Mother Teresa Statue & Film Festival in Berhampore
- Human Relations, Cultural Diversity and Painful Memories
- ’Religion Today’ and ’Angelus Awards’ are Calling for Entries
- Student Jury of the Catholic University of Louvain Make an Award to "Son of Man"
- Fajr Festival: Coexistence of Christians and Muslims in Iran
- GoEast Symposium: Film and Religion in Eastern Europe
- Sevilla 2006: Focus on European Cinema
- 3rd Week of Spiritual Cinema in Barcelona
- Facing Children: A Festival organised by SIGNIS Romania in collaboration with UNICEF
- The 1st Edition of the Rome Cinema Festival - Diversity and Reciprocity
- Festival of Spiritual Cinema "Tertio Millenio"
- Angelus Student Film Festival 2006 Announces Winners
- Religion Today Film Festival
- Films beyond the Mainstream : The Panorama and Forum Sections at the Berlinale 2006
Berlin film festival gives special attentions to TV series
Berlin, Brussels, January 27th, 2016 (SIGNIS/Berlin Film festival). The Berlin Film Festival will take place from February 11 to 21st. This year again, the festival will give special attentions to TV series.
Indeed, TV series are getting more and more important and popular. They are being watched by more and more people and more and more people from the cinema world (directors, actors...) decide to work in TV shows.
Brand-new series from Denmark, Britain, Israel, Australia, New Zealand and the US will round off the Berlinale Special programme at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele. This year’s selection once again provides a good look at the creativity and variety of forms evident in series production.
“As we were reviewing this year’s submissions, we once again noticed how their makers embraced experimentation. They use the series format for expeditions into new narrative and visual forms in every genre, without losing sight of the realities of society”, said Festival director Dieter Kosslick.
For her adaptation of John le CarrÚ’s spy thriller The Night Manager, Susanne Bier used the current conflicts in the Middle East to set the background for a suspenseful game of cat and mouse.
The Australian/New Zealand series Cleverman takes as its subject the fear of those who are different. It is a disturbing look into a near future in which so-called “hairy people” are marginalised and seek refuge in supervised zones.
Although the series here concentrate on interpersonal relationships, the short form raises questions relevant to the wider society. With a format far afield from classic storytelling, the results are atmospheric microcosms of everyday life that touch succinctly on important topics.
The Danish series Splitting Up Together is a foray into a variety of lifestyles and a very original take on relationships today.
The critically acclaimed The Writer from Israel tells the story of an Arab Israeli writer struggling with an identity crisis which affects his and his whole family’s sense of belonging and nationality.
In the BBC series Love, Nina we explore 1980s London through the eyes of a young woman. It’s a subtle look back at a society clinging doggedly to its traditional class divisions.
And Jimmy McGill once again lives up to his reputation. In the second season of Better Call Saul he perfects his idiosyncratic interpretation of the law, bringing him even more in sync with the simpatico, albeit shady character from Breaking Bad.
Alongside with the series presented in the Berlinale Special programme, the industry platforms of the festival host the “Drama Series Days” on February 15 and 16, 2016 - a joint initiative of the European Film Market, the Berlinale Co-Production Market, and Berlinale Talents. The “Drama Series Days” are presented jointly with the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW at the European Film Market. It welcomes creators, buyers, sales agents, producers, commissioning editors and financial backers of high-quality drama to discuss, present and promote new episodic content and projects in development.
For more information please visit www.efm-berlinale.de.
Below, find the list of the serial formats in Berlinale Special
- Better Call Saul – Season 2 - USA
- Cleverman - Australia / New Zealand
- Love, Nina -United Kingdom
- The Night Manager - United Kingdom / Spain
- Splitting Up Together - Denmark
- The Writer - Israel