Adventist Media Project Fathers nominated at world’s largest Christian film festival
fathers, a documentary showing how different yet similar fathers are around the world, was recently nominated for Best Documentary at the International Christian Film and Music Festival (ICFF), the world’s most popular Christian film festival. important in the world. The ICFF is a non-profit organization that was launched on September 15, 2011. One of the aims of this festival is to uplift, educate and promote Christian filmmakers and artists around the world.
“The possibility of obtaining nominations or recognition at film festivals is very important to give visibility to the network’s projects and to the wonderful message of hope conveyed by these productions”, explained Adrian Duré, the fathers Project Manager. “It’s not about getting a prize or not; it’s not about making more money or not; it’s about being able to reach other audiences and expanding the possibility of reaching many people with a positive and hopeful message.
fathers, a cross-cultural documentary about what it means to be a father in today’s society, is the result of a joint production between six different Adventist Church media centers in six different countries. Under the direction of Adrian Duré, filmmaker and documentary maker for Hope Media Europe, and with the special participation of Hope Media Spain, Home Channel Korea, Esperanza TV Inter-America, Hope Channel MENA, SID Media and Adventist Media Australia, fathers has obtained more than a dozen “official selections” and nominations in the last three years and a special prize obtained in 2019 at the Religion Today Film Festival, in Trento, Italy.
It should be noted that the fathers The film is just part of a series of audiovisual productions that were produced as part of the Global Adventist Internet Network (GAiN) projects in Europe in 2019.
fathers also includes a book consisting of various articles written by parenting experts. Importantly, since 2017, the GAiN Europe network has committed to selecting a particular topic each year and working together to create and produce resources focused on the chosen topic. Such initiatives have been promoted and strongly supported by the Inter-European Division (EUD), the Trans-European Division (TED) and Hope Media Europe. These initiatives also have strong support in coordination and content production from the South American Division (SAD), Inter-American Division (IAD), and North American Division (NAD) of the Adventist Church in seventh day.
In addition to having received more than a dozen nominations and awards at film festivals, it should be noted that fathers has been translated into almost ten languages and is currently used in different countries around the world.
To see the film, go here.