Buster Keaton in Sherlock Jr. (1924). Photo: Film Preservation Associates.
“It offers the possibility to search for films previously awarded by our juries, as well as a festival search; recommendations of DVDs, books, or film releases in the cinemas; announcements of events, and others. Most of the entries are linked internally which allows one to find easily all information connected with a film, an award, a festival, or a person,” wrote Executive Director Karsten Visarius in an e-mail announcing the change.
“It is a work in progress, especially at the beginning, and your observations and proposals are welcome. INTERFILM hopes that the site will please you and attract new users,” he added.
Founded in 1955 and based in Frankfurt, Germany, INTERFILM is an international network for dialogue between church and film, promoting appreciation of cinema’s artistic, spiritual and social significance and calling attention to the relevance of theology and religion for cinema.
INTERFILM participates in festivals through ecumenical, interreligious or solely Protestant juries which award prizes to outstanding films. WACC supports the work of the Ecumenical Juries.
Through its members, INTERFILM encourages the distribution of award-winning films in their respective countries.
Besides Berlin, Cannes, Montreal and Venice, INTERFILM is represented at numerous other festivals such as Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic), Locarno (Switzerland), and Yerevan (Armenia).