Trento, Barcelona, the world

In recent years the explosion of violence in the heart of Europe has spawned actions aimed at sharing experiences and living together. In the face of national politics which is often uncertain, good practices and ways of seeing things developed at regional and local level now assume a strategic importance; not forgetting that the challenges posed by diversity cannot be tackled only at the level of law and the establishment, but also at an educational and cultural level.

At an equal standing to Trento, where Religion Today was born, Barcelona is the home of the Mostra de Cinema Espiritual de Catalunya: two initiatives which are at the heart of cultural and institutional contexts particularly sensitive to the theme of religious variety. This is what this double international appointment has in store within the 20th edition of the RTFF, continuing the important experience of the network between religious cinema launched in Barcelona by the Observatori Blanquerna de Comunicació, Religió i Cultura and by the Direcció General d'Afers Religiosos of the Generalitat de Catalunya with the collaboration of SIGNIS International. Trento thus becomes the stage for reflection on a transnational scale on the relationship between autonomy, politics, law, culture and religious diversity.

Wednesday 18 October at 17.45
Sala Rosa, Palazzo della Regione piazza Dante, 16

The role of territories. Autonomy and governance of diversity
Round table with Claudio Martinelli, director of Cultural Services P.A.T.
Enric Vendrell i Aubach, Director general of Religious Affairs of the Generalitat de Catalunya
Miriam Diez Bosch, director of the Observatori Blanquerna de Comunicació, Religió i Cultura of Barcelona
Marco Ventura, director of the Centre for Religious Science of the Fondazione Bruno Kessler
Andrea Zanotti, University of Bologna, former president of FBK and co-founder of Religion Today

Thursday 19 October at 11.00
Palazzo della Provincia, piazza Dante 15

The manifesto of the festivals
Press conference presenting the results of the workshop of religious cinema film festival directors
With Magali van Reeth and Guido Convents, SIGNIS
Arnaldo Casali, Popoli e Religioni – Terni Film Festival
Ariela Piattelli, Pitigliani Kolno’a Festival, Rome
Antonio Urrata, former director Tertio Millennio Film Fest, Rome
Anna Karapetyan, Fresco Film Festival, Yerevan (Armenia)
Ahmed Zamal, Dhaka International Film Festival (Bangladesh)
Fr. Botros Danial, Egyptian Film Awards - Catholic Film Center (Egypt)
Michael Kleinschmidt, Church & Cinema Film Festival, Recklinghausen (Germany)
Daniella Tourgeman-Glass, Jewish Film Festival, Jerusalem
Cyril Dépraz, Festival Farel, Genève (Switzerland)
Bernadette Schramm, Watersprite Film Festival, Cambridge (UK)