New website explores the relationship of religion and film

New website explores the relationship of religion and film

By agency reporter
30 Jul 2010

Interfilm North America, part of a global network which looks at the relationship between spirituality and modern movies, has launched its new website.

The site had been created to build and strengthen a network of communicators who have an interest in contemporary films which explore social justice, human values, and how religion and spirituality are reflected in cinema.

Interfilm is an international network which brings together interested individuals and institutions concerned with film and theology, church and cinema.

The organisation was founded at the initiative of representatives of German, French, Dutch and Swiss Protestant film work in 1955. It is affiliated to the World Council of Churches. Today, it includes Anglican, Orthodox and Jewish experts as well as other Protestant church denominations.

One of Interfilm’s main tasks is to be present at international film festivals with its own jury. For their awards, the juries select films that stand out due to their artistic quality; that reveal human attitudes or expressions of the Christian message or prompt discussion; and which sensitise viewers to spiritual and social questions and values.

At the 41st General Assembly of Interfilm, held in June 2010 in Copenhagen, Denmark, Philip Lee, the World Association of Christian Communication’s Deputy Director of Programmes, was elected as one of three Vice-Presidents. He will represent the interests of Interfilm North America on Interfilm’s Steering Committee.

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