2015 RELIGION TODAY FILM FESTIVAL: OFFICIAL SELECTION

Thursday, 13 August, 2015

We are delighted to announce our Official Selections for the 18th Religion Today Film Festival (9-19 October 2015). The Festival will include 55 films from 27 countries all over the world, selected from more than 250 which were submitted to the competition. Here follows the list according to category.

Feature Films

ARABANI, Adi Adwan, Israel, 2013, 84’ > Jury of the Salesian Pontifical University in Rome
F.HILAIRE, Surussavadi Chuarchart, Thailand, 2015, 103’ > Jury of the Salesian Pontifical University in Rome
FULL OF GRACE, Andrew Hyatt, USA, 2014, 83’>> Jury of the Salesian Pontifical University in Rome
ISCELJENJE -THE HEALING, Ivan Jović, Serbia, 2014, 90' > International Jury
MARIE HEURTIN, Jean-Pierre Améris, France, 2014, 95’ > Jury of the Salesian Pontifical University in Rome
MY BICYCLE, Aung Rakhine, Bangladesh, 2015, 64’ >> Cinformi Jury - Information Centre for Immigration
MY MANDALA, Elsa Yang, Taiwan, 2013, 103’ >> Jury of the Salesian Pontifical University in Rome
RIGHT TO SILENCE, Hadi Na’eiji, Iran, 2014, 75’ > Jury of the Salesian Pontifical University in Rome
ROMANTIC NOSTALGIA, Reza Azamian, Iran, 2014, 88’ > Jury of the Salesian Pontifical University in Rome
SIDDHARTH, Richie Mehta, Canada-India, 2013, 96’ > International Jury 
THE MONK, The Maw Naing, Myanmar-Czech Republic, 2015, 95’ > International Jury
TIMBUKTU, Abderrahmane Sissako, France-Mauritania, 2014, 97’ > International Jury 
VICE VERSA, Amichai Greenberg, Israel, 2014, 61’ > International Jury 
VOID Naji Bechara, Jad Beiruty, Zeina Makki, Tarek Korkomaz, Christelle Ighniades, Maria Abdel Karim, Salim Haber, Lebanon, 2013, 78’ > International Jury

Short Films and Animations

17 YEARS AND A DAY, Nora Niasari, Australia, 2014, 12’ >  Cinformi Jury - Information Centre for Immigration
A HUNDRED EYES, Camoo Rashedpoor, Finland, 2014, 4’ > CinemAMoRe Jury - Trentino coordination of film festivals
BARREN, Esty Shushan, Israel, 2015, 16’ > International Jury
ECLIPSE, Ara Yernjakyan, Armenia, 2013, 14’ > International Jury
FATHER, Noam Keidar, Israel, 2014, 24’ > CinemAMoRe Jury - Trentino coordination of film festivals
GAS STATION, Alessandro Palazzi, Italia, 2015, 11’ > Cinformi Jury - Information Centre for Immigration 
IO SONO IL SIGNORE DIO TUO. NON AVRAI ALTRO DIO ALL'INFUORI DI ME, Gabriele Cecconi, Italy, 2013, 30’
> CinemAMoRe Jury - Trentino coordination of film festivals
LAZZARO VIENI FUORI, Lorenzo Caproni, Italy, 2015, 14’ > CinemAMoRe Jury - Trentino coordination of film festivals
MÄNNIN, Mika'Ela Fisher, Germany-France, 2015, 20’ > Interfaith Jury from the city of Arco
MI VANIDAD, Francisco Bautista Reyes, Mexico, 2014, 9’ > CinemAMoRe Jury - Trentino coordination of film festivals
NAMO, Salah Salehi, Iran, 2014, 29’ > International Jury
NEKA, Nemnemiss McKenzie, Canada, 2014, 4’ > Interfaith Jury from the city of Arco
NELL'ORA CHE NON IMMAGINATE, David Gallarello, Italy, 2014, 17’ > International Jury
ON THE PATH, Amir Sarrafha, Iran, 2014, 15’ > International Jury
POPIAH, Royston Tan, Singapore, 2013, 14’ > International Jury
PROHIBITION, Saeed Nejati, Iran, 2015, 17’ > CinemAMoRe Jury - Trentino coordination of film festivals
REVIVAL, Nadav Lazare, Israel, 2013, 25’ > Interfaith Jury from the city of Arco
SEXY SHOPPING, Antonio Benedetto e Adam Selo, Italia, 2014, 15’ > Cinformi Jury - Information Centre for Immigration
THE BELIEF, Amir Vahedi, Iran, 2014, 2’ > Interfaith Jury from the city of Arco
THE CHALK CIRCLE, Bahar Kiamoghaddam, Soheyl Seraji, Amin Djavadi, Iran, 2014, 4’ > CinemAMoRe Jury - Trentino coordination of film festivals
THE HAPPIEST PERSON IN AMERICA, Sara Israel, USA, 2013, 15’ > Interfaith Jury from the city of Arco
THE INFINITE SPACE, Siddharth Chauhan, India, 2015, 25’ > Interfaith Jury from the city of Arco
WITH A PLEDGE, Efrat Grava, Eliran Franco, Noa Peleg, Israel, 2014, 11’ > Interfaith Jury from the city of Arco

Documentaries

A L'ÉCART - A LIFE APART, Victoria Darves-Bornoz, France, 2015, 49’ > International Jury
A TEAM, Przemek Młyńczyk, Poland, 2014, 20’ > Special Jury in memory of Massimo Prevedello
BIROBIDZHAN: MUSIC OF THE SOUL, Matteo Bellinelli, Switzerland, 2013, 53’ >Special Jury in memory of Massimo Prevedello
CROCE E GLORIA. UNA VIA CRUCIS PER ROVERETO SUL SECCHIA, Giuseppe Calliari, Italy, 2015, 35’ > Special Jury in memory of Massimo Prevedello
EAST JERUSALEM, WEST JERUSALEM, Erez Miller, Henrique Cymerman, Israel, 2014, 80’ > International Jury
ES USTED UN PEREGRINO? ARE YOU A PILGRIM?, Gian D. Ceccato, Canada-Italy, 2013, 54’ > Special Jury in memory of Massimo Prevedello
FAT, BALD, WITH MUSTACHE, Mohsen Najafi Mehri, Iran, 2015, 33’ > Special Jury in memory of Massimo Prevedello
KANDIA, Hamado Tiemtoré, Italy-Burkina Faso, 2014, 14’ > Cinformi Jury - Information Centre for Immigration
LIMBO, Matteo Calore, Gustav Hofer, Italy, 2014, 53’ > Cinformi Jury - Information Centre for Immigration
MADRES DE LOS DIOSES – MOTHER OF THE GODS, Pablo Agüero, Argentina-France, 2015, 85’ > International Jury
N, Yasaman Sharifmanesh, Iraq-Kurdistan, 2015, 24’ > Cinformi Jury - Information Centre for Immigration
NOBODY HOME, Michal Bentovim, Israel, 2015, 58’ > International Jury
ON THE RUN FOR ISIS, Kaat Mensels, Belgium, 2014, 23’ > Cinformi Jury - Information Centre for Immigration
SACRED SPERM, Ori Gruder, Israel, 2014, 74’ > International Jury
TITO’S GLASSES, Regina Schilling, Germany, 2014, 52’ > International Jury
TRE VOLTE GERUSALEMME, Simone Aleandri, Italy, 2014, 52’ > Special Jury in memory of Massimo Prevedello
VOCI DEL SACRO, Renato Morelli, Italy, 2015, 45’ > Special Jury in memory of Massimo Prevedello
WHEN PEOPLE DIE THEY SING SONGS, Olga Lvoff, Russia-USA, 2014, 47’ > Special Jury in memory of Massimo Prevedello

The International Jury may award the following prizes: Best Film, Best Short Film, Best Documentary, Religion Today "In the Spirit of Faith", and will also mention, when particularly worthy, other competing works of value. Other prizes will be conferred by the Special Juries. Moreover, among all the selected films an award will be granted to the best film on peace and human rights issues.