Brussels, March, 16th, 2018 (SIGNIS). The SIGNIS Cinema desk is starting an interesting period as three international film festivals start this weekend. SIGNIS juries will award films at the Cinélatino 30èmes Rencontres de Toulouse and the Festival del Cinema Africano, d’Asia e America Latina in Milan, while an ecumenical Jury, appointed by SIGNIS and INTERFILM, will award a production at the International Film Festival Fribourg.

The SIGNIS jury is present for 25 years at the Festival del Cinema Africano, d’Asia e America Latina in Milan. In 1993, the OCIC jury gave its prize to the Zimbabwean film Neria by Godwin Mawuru. This year’s jury members, Vanessa Lanari, Cristina Beffa, Ana María Pedroso and Guerrero Riccardo Sorbello will award a production from the “Windows on the World Competition for Best Feature Film”. They will have to choose between 10 films (fiction and documentaries) carefully selected among the latest productions from the three continents, giving priority to young filmmakers.

For its 30th edition, the Cinélatino Rencontres de Toulouse will showcase during 10 days film, exhibitions, concerts and conferences for a full immersion in South America. The SIGNIS jury members, Jean-Jacques Cunnac, Nathalia Duque Cuero and Louis-Marie Soler will award a documentary.

At the 32nd Fribourg International Film Festival, an ecumenical jury, appointed by SIGNIS and INTERFILM will give its prize in the International Competition (long film). This selection is the backbone of the festival programme. As every year, the FIFF present about twelve brand new productions from Asia, Latin America, Africa, and Eastern Europe that stand out for their innovation and capability to touch the audience. The members of the ecumenical jury are Stefanie Arnold, Manfred Koch, Maxime Pouyanne and Luzia Sutter Rehmann.