We are looking for great stories about religions, today!
Therefore, the 24th edition's aim is to promote a conscious and non-rhetorical knowledge of the religions considering the theme of TRAVEL AND PILGRIMAGE, which belongs to many religions.
Religion Today is an international and itinerant film festival dedicated to religious diversity for a culture of peace and interfaith dialogue. 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.
The 24th edition of the Festival will take place in September 2021 in Trento and will include the followings sections:
> International competition;
> Thematic sessions for special awards.
The films admitted to the International competition will be judged by an Inter-religious Jury of experts that will award the Religion Today "In the Spirit of Faith" in addition to the prizes for each film category, the directors of nominated films will be our guests in Trento.
From among all the nominations the SIGNIS (World Catholic Association for Communication) Jury will award their prize. The films admitted to the Thematic sessions will compete for the special awards which will be conferred by Italian technical juries. -
Taking part is free of charge.
Only films produced during the years 2019, 2020 and 2021 will be admitted.
Films will be accepted in the following areas:
> The religious dimension and the younger generations today
> Inter-religious relations and dialogue
> Religions, women condition and gender issues
> Religions, human rights and peacemaking
> Stories of migration: identity, dialogue an conflict in plural societies
To enter the contest you must send by e-mail, postal services or by private courier at the following address:
Religion Today Film Festival
Via Santa Croce, 63
38122 Trento - Italia
> a downloadable file: should the work be in a different language from Italian, you are requested to send it with English subtitles and another one with Italian subtitles or without any subtitles;
> 4 jpeg images from the film (poster, stills, backstage images...);
> A trailer of the film lasting a maximum 3' would be appreciated.