The September 11 attacks, the resignation of Benedict XVI, the impact of Pope Francis, the challenges of inter-faith dialogue, the new insta-spirituality of today's social media. These are just a few of the trends and events that have changed our lives in the past 20 years, in the context of Post-Secularization and the Return of the Sacred. The 20th Religion Today Film Festival will be an opportunity to review these sensational two decades, and get a glimpse of tomorrow’s world.

For all information about the 2017 competition, please refer to our regulations and application form.

Exploring the differences

Since 1997 Religion Today has been the foremost international and itinerant film festival dedicated to Cinema and Religions for a culture of peace and dialogue between faiths, cultures, peoples and individuals.

It promotes a journey “exploring the differences”, both in religious practices and beliefs and in cinematic styles and languages, towards a mutual enrichment through reciprocal knowledge and comparison.

Together with the world cinema competition, open to any film with a religious connection, it offers a platform for exchanging ideas and viewpoints, including a “living workshop” involving filmmakers of different faiths and nationalities.

Every edition presents an “annual theme” and includes special events, academic panels and activities for schools and colleges.

Religion Today Film Festival is realized by Associazione BiancoNero, situated in Trento - Italy.