Festival Visions du Réel
April 19 – 26, 2013
AWARDS OF THE INTERRELIGIOUS JURY
Since 2005 SIGNIS and INTERFILM delegate an interreligious jury to the Festival Visions du Réel in Nyon (Switzerland). The jury is composed of a representative of INTERFILM and SIGNIS and a member of Jewish and Muslim faith. The jury awards a prize to a feature-length film of the international competition, and possibly a commendation, that sheds light on existential, social or spiritual questions as well as on human values. The prize of CHF 5’000 is donated by both the Swiss Catholic and the Swiss Protestant Churches (Conference of the Churches in the French speaking part of Switzerland/CER).
The members of the interreligious jury 2013 are
Lucie Bader Egloff, Bern (Switzerland) - President
Houda Ibrahim, Paris (France)
Shafique Keshavjee, Puidoux (Switzerland)
Jörg Taszman, Berlin (Germany)
The interreligious jury awards its prize to the film
Zum Beispiel Suberg (Suberg For Example)
directed by Simon Baumann, Switzerland
For its beautiful quest in which youth and tradition complement each other as well as the individual and the community. This enables the village to open up again to the world. The film maker`s starting point is his native village. The rural roots vanish and new inhabitants live in a self imposed closure. Without being nostalgic the director offers a vivid regard of an ongoing change of transformation.
The jury gives a Commendation to the film
Les Chebabs de Yarmouk
Axel Salvatory-Sinz, France
For its authenticity and poetic and touching language. The film maker approaches the reality of the enclosure in a Palestinian refugee camp in Syria. His work touches the dreams and the deceptions of a group of young people to overcome with courage and hope the doubts and difficulties of a whole generation.
The Jury with INTERFILM President Hans Hodel (middle), left to right:
Jörg Taszmann, Lucie Bader Egloff, Shafiq Keshavjee, Houda Ibrahim
(Photo: © MiguelBueno)