For the third year in a row, the SIGNIS-Cinéma association in France is organizing the “Believe in Cinema Prize” which awards a feature film among all those released in France during the previous year.

The purpose of this award is to support film creation as a place of openness to the world and to others and to raise awareness of the spiritual dimension of life.

The winning film is chosen for its artistic qualities and for the human values it exemplifies, such as solidarity with the most fragile, support for peace, processes of justice or reconciliation, respect for human dignity, or the safeguarding of Creation.

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The 2022 Selection

The Prix Croire au Cinéma Committee established a first selection of eight feature films (fiction, animated or documentary) among those released in theatres in France between December 1, 2021 and November 30, 2022.  

LA PANTHERE DES NEIGES by Marie Amiguet and Vincent Munier (France, 2020, 1h32). Documentary. Release in France on December 15, 2021.

UN AUTRE MONDE by Stéphane Brizé. (France, 2020, 1h36). With Vincent Lindon, Sandrine Kiberlain. Official selection Venice 2021, SIGNIS award. Released in France on February 16, 2022.

MY FAVORITE WAR by Ilze Burkovska Jacobsen. (Latvia/Norway, 2020, 1h17). Annecy Festival 2020. Animation, documentary. Released in France on 20 April 2022.

LA NUIT DU 12 de Dominik Moll. (France, 2022, 1h54). With Bastien Bouillon, Bouli Lanners, Théo Cholbi, Johann Dionnet, Thibaut Evrard. Released in France on 13 July 2022.

HASSAN’S PROMISES by Semih Kaplanoğlu. (Turkey, 2020, 2h27). Cannes Film Festival 2021, Un Certain Regard selection. With Umut Karadag, Filiz Bozok, Mahir Gunsiray. Released in France on August 3, 2022.

PLAN 75 by Chie Hayakawa. (Japan/France/Philippine/Qatar, 2022, 1h52). With Chieko Baisho, Hayato Isomura, Stefanie Arianne, Yumi Kawai, Taka Takao. 2022 Cannes Film Festival, Un Certain Regard selection, Golden Camera Award. Released in France on September 8, 2022.

LES REPENTIS/MAIXABEL by Iciar Bollain. (Spain, 2021, 1h56). With Blanca Portillo, Luis Tosar. San Sebastian 2021 official selection, SIGNIS award. Released in France on November 9, 2022.

RESTE UN PEU of Gad Elmaleh. (France, 2022, 1h47). With Gad Elmaleh, his mother, sister, father... Sister Catherine Thiercelin, Father Nicolas Port and Rabbis William Azoulay and Delphine Horvilleur. Released in France 16 November 2022.

Media partners: The Cross The Day of the Lord The Pilgrim Pray Radio RCF


*The selection committee for the Prix Croire au Cinéma consists of Pierre-Olivier Boiton (film journalist, Le Pèlerin), Anne-Claire de Gaujac (president of the CIN'AZUR cinema club, Nice), Gérard Marion (founding director of the Festival Lumières d'Afrique de Besançon), Valérie de Marnhac (Secretary General of SIGNIS-Cinema), Magali Van Reeth (President of the SIGNIS Cinema Desk). 

Contact: Valérie de Marnhac – tel. +33 06 80 90 42 83 and