Religion Today 2021 - “Travel and Pilgrimage”

CALL FOR ENTRIES - 24th edition of the Film Festival

“Wayfarer, there is no path. The path is made by walking "(Antonio Machado)f

Open from 31 January to 31 May 2021 the selections for the 24th Religion Today Filmfestival "Journey and Pilgrimage", an international film competition dedicated to the meeting and confrontation between faiths, peoples and cultures, which will be held in Trento from 22 to 29 September.

Entries, which are free of charge, can be made on the portal or on the website, where more information is available. The main categories will be the same as those of the last edition, dedicated to the environment: feature film, short film, documentary, animation.

The theme chosen for the 24th edition is "Journey and Pilgrimage", which distinguishes so many religions and cultures. "This Religion Today festival wants to be a cry of hope," says artistic director Andrea Morghen, "the hope that soon this evil will be defeated and that we will be able to return to travel, see the world, meet faiths and diversity. In 2020 we were able to host the event in squares and cinemas, thanks to a great work of the staff and to the commitment of our audience, respecting the appropriate health and safety standards. We are confident that we will be able to do the same in 2021".

The Festival wants to get back in motion, faithful to its nomadic soul, and reflect with the public and the many international guests on the power of the journey of faith, experienced precisely as a discovery and encounter not only of other faiths but of a deeper and more authentic spirituality.

This is the meaning of our research: an itinerary aimed at exploring and creating oneself, not the quick landing of pre-packaged answers. We propose the usual exploration of differences after a year of closure and apathy. Let's get back on the road with a backpack full of hope and ready for a dutiful confrontation with the other realities that make up the mosaic of today's society, wounded by an unprecedented health emergency but in which solidarity and heroism were on the agenda to defeat the virus of selfishness.

Source: editorial staff and