2016 RELIGION TODAY FILM FESTIVAL: OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

Thursday, 18 August, 2016

We are delighted to announce our Official Selections for the 19th Religion Today Film Festival (7-17 October 2016).
The Festival will include 53 films from 26 countries all over the world, selected from more than 270 which were submitted to the competition.
Here follows the list according to category.


Feature films

A.K.A. NADIA, by Tova Ascher, Israel/UK 2015, 115’ - INTERNATIONAL AND SIGNIS JURIES
CREASE (SILVAT), by Tanuja Chandra, India 2015, 42’ - SPECIAL SCREENING
DON’T PEEK INTO THE TENT (KHAEMAE MEIN MATT JHANKAIN), by Shahbaz Sumar, Pakistan 2016, 42’ - SPECIAL SCREENING
DOUGH, by John Goldschmidt, Hungary/UK, 2015, 94’ - INTERNATIONAL AND SIGNIS JURIES
LAC NOIR, by Jean-Baptiste Germain, France 2015, 66’ - INTERNATIONAL AND SIGNIS JURIES
LANTOURI, by Reza Dormishian, Iran 2016, 115’ - INTERNATIONAL AND SIGNIS JURIES
MARIAM, by Faiza Ambah, UAE, France, Saudi Arabia, USA, Qatar, 2015, 45’ - INTERNATIONAL AND SIGNIS JURIES
MY NAME IS ADIL, by Adil Azzab, Italiy, Morocco 2016, 74’ - MIGRATIONS, PLURALITY, COEXISTENCE
THE DESCENDANTS (FARZANDAN), by Yaser Talebi, Iran 2015, 80’ - MIGRATIONS, PLURALITY, COEXISTENCE
THE LONG FAREWELL (KHODAHAFEZI-E TOULANI), by Farzad Motamen, Iran 2015, 88’ - INTERNATIONAL AND SIGNIS JURIES
THE UNNAMED (OGGATONAMA), by Tauquir Ahmed, Bangladesh 2016, 92’ - MIGRATIONS, PLURALITY, COEXISTENCE

Short films

A SILENT NIGHT, by Yopi Kurniawan, Indonesia 2015, 19’ - RELIGIONS AND SOCIETY
A TIME IN A LIFE, by George Barbari, Lebanon 2015, 28’ - MEN, WOMEN, GENDER ISSUES
ADAM & EVE, by Davey & Bianca Morrison Dillard, USA 2016, 25’ - INTERNATIONAL AND SIGNIS JURIES
AVE MARIA, by Basil Khalil, France, Germany, Palestine 2015, 14’ - INTERNATIONAL AND SIGNIS JURIES
CHECKMATE, by Mahdi Ravash, Iran 2016, 33’ - MEN, WOMEN, GENDER ISSUES
GAS PIPE, by Hossein Darabi, Iran 2016, 7’ - RELIGIONS AND SOCIETY
HAND IN HAND, by Celina Schmidt, Germany 2015, 3’ - RELIGIONS AND SOCIETY
LONGING, by Nadav Mishali, Israel 2014, 20’ - INTERNATIONAL AND SIGNIS JURIES
LOVE COMES LATER, by Sonejuhi Sinha, India, USA 2015, 10’ - MEN, WOMEN, GENDER ISSUES
MICROPHONE, by Kareem Ghafour, Iraqi Kurdistan 2015, 9’ - MEN, WOMEN, GENDER ISSUES
MOHAMED, THE FIRST NAME, by Malika Zairi, France 2016, 15’ - RELIGIONS AND SOCIETY
MUKTZEH, by Alon Rabinovich, Israel 2015, 28’ - RELIGIONS AND SOCIETY
SARAB, by Tatiana Zgheib, Lebanon 2015, 9’ - MEN, WOMEN, GENDER ISSUES
SIBERIA, by Naftali Alter, Israel 2015, 13’ - RELIGIONS AND SOCIETY
SLØR, by Charlotte Schioler, France, Denmark 2014, 17’ - INTERNATIONAL AND SIGNIS JURIES
SŒUR BÉNÉDICTE, by Virginia Tangvald, Canada 2015, 6’ - RELIGIONS AND SOCIETY
THE BRIDGE, by Reza Jamali, Iran 2016, 11’ - RELIGIONS AND SOCIETY
THE CEMETERY MEN, by Ali Mardomi, Iran 2016, 30’ - INTERNATIONAL AND SIGNIS JURIES
THE FILM COLLECTION OF THE MYSTERIES OF CHILDHOOD, by Joanna Polak, Poland 2016, 19’ - RELIGIONS AND SOCIETY
THE LITTLE DICTATOR, by Nurith Cohn, Israel 2015, 29’ - INTERNATIONAL AND SIGNIS JURIES
THE VEIL OF JEALOUSY, by Ibtissem Guerda, France, Morocco 2015, 17’ - INTERNATIONAL AND SIGNIS JURIES

Documentaries

A MIO AGIO NELL'INFINITO, by Giuseppe Calliari, Italy 2016, 14’ - RELIGIONS AND SOCIETY
DOLLS DO NOT KNOW, by Nava Rezvani, Iran 2015, 57’ - INTERNATIONAL AND SIGNIS JURIES
DORIS & HONG, by Leonardo Cinieri Lombroso, Italy 2015, 80’ - MIGRATIONS, PLURALITY, COEXISTENCE
DRAW NOT WAR, by Matteo Valenti, Italy 2015, 55’ - MIGRATIONS, PLURALITY, COEXISTENCE
DUSTUR, by Marco Santarelli, Italy 2015, 74’ - MIGRATIONS, PLURALITY, COEXISTENCE
HUMMUS! THE MOVIE, by Oren Rosenfeld, Israel 2015, 70’ - MIGRATIONS, PLURALITY, COEXISTENCE
MEASURES OF MERIT, by Roni Aboulafia, Israel 2016, 50’ - MEN, WOMEN, GENDER ISSUES
MEN ARE MORE EQUAL, by Reza Gholami, Iran 2015, 30’ - MEN, WOMEN, GENDER ISSUES
NU GUO. IN THE NAME OF THE MOTHER, by Francesca Rosati Freeman & Pio d'Emilia, Italy, China, Japan 2014, 57’ - MEN, WOMEN, GENDER ISSUES
OGNI OPERA DI CONFESSIONE, by Alberto Gemmi & Mirco Marmiroli, Italy 2015, 67’ - MIGRATIONS, PLURALITY, COEXISTENCE
PRITJA - THE AWAITING, by Roland Sejko, Italy, Albania 2015, 60’ - INTERNATIONAL AND SIGNIS JURIES
RADICAL GRACE, by Rebecca Parrish, USA 2014, 77’ - MEN, WOMEN, GENDER ISSUES
SALTWATER BUDDHA: THE FILM, by Lara Popyack & Jaimal Yogis, USA 2016, 58’ - INTERNATIONAL AND SIGNIS JURIES
SANTI CAPORALI, by Giuseppe Pezzulla, Italy 2016, 30’ - MIGRATIONS, PLURALITY, COEXISTENCE
SNOWY ROOFS, by Haideh Moradi, Iran 2015, 27’ - MEN, WOMEN, GENDER ISSUES
THE ISLAND OF THE MONKS, by Anne Christine Girardot, The Netherlands 2015, 70’ - INTERNATIONAL AND SIGNIS JURIES
THE PURPLE FIELD, by Nasri Hajjaj, Palestine 2015, 18’ - MIGRATIONS, PLURALITY, COEXISTENCE
THE VIRGIN OBSESSION (DER JUNGFRAUENWAHN), by Güner Yasemin Balci, Germany 2015, 86’ - MEN, WOMEN, GENDER ISSUES
UN MILLON DE HOSTIAS, by David Moncasi, Spain 2015, 61’ - INTERNATIONAL AND SIGNIS JURIES
URBI ET ORBI CUBA, by Andros Barroso, Cuba 2015, 46’ - INTERNATIONAL AND SIGNIS JURIES
WOMEN IN SINK, by Iriz Zaki, Israel 2015, 36’ - INTERNATIONAL AND SIGNIS JURIES

Besides the prizes which will be awarded by the International Jury, the SIGNIS (World Catholic Association for Communication) Jury and the "MIGRATIONS, PLURALITY, COEXISTENCE", "MEN, WOMEN, GENDER ISSUES" and "RELIGIONS AND SOCIETY" Juries, among all the selected films an award will be granted to the best film on peace and human rights issues.