Interfaith Competition

A juried competition spotlighting 16 feature films – eight narratives and eight documentaries – distinguished by their artistic merit, contribution to the understanding of the human condition, and recognition of ethical, social, and spiritual values.

Directed by Uluç Bayraktar

Based on the novel “9,75 Square Centimetres” by acclaimed Turkish author Mehmet Eroğlu, the film tells the…

Directed by Jason Loftus & Eric Pedicelli

“Ask No Questions” offers a fascinating and damning investigation of the Chinese government’s concerted…

Directed by Justin Feltman & Razi Jafri

Hamtramck, Mich. — part of the Detroit area — is a place built by immigrants. The city thrived thanks to…

Directed by Nir Bergman

Aharon has devoted his life to raising Uri, his autistic son. They have established a gentle routine,…

Directed by Sonia Nassery Cole

“I Am You” offers an insider’s look at the Taliban’s rule in Afghanistan and the tragedy of its refugees.…

Directed by Steven Oritt

“My Name is Sara” tells the true life story of Sara Goralnik, a 13-year-old Polish Jew whose entire family…

Directed by Icko Gonzalez & John Valdes Tan

“Oligase” tells the story of a “no-read and no-write” indigenous Matigsalug girl who rebels against her…

Directed by Mehmet Bahadir Er & Maryna Er Gorbach

Turkish soldier Ismet (Cem Bender), who served at the border as a commander of the Coast Guard, has…

Directed by Cam Cowan

In Buenos Aires at the age of 16, Pedro Opeka declined an opportunity to become a professional soccer…

Directed by Alex Bayer, Jonathan Mann & Mary Anne Rothberg

In “The Oratorio,” filmmaker Martin Scorsese helps tell the story of an 1826 performance that forever…

Directed by Mounia Meddour

In 1997Algiers, when the country falls into the hands of terrorist groups seeking to establish an Islamic…

Directed by Michelle Grace Steinberg

A work of timely urgency, director Michelle Grace Steinberg’s “A Place to Breathe” toggles between…

Directed by Amy Geller & Gerald Peary

Yes, there are Jews in Montana! There’s an evangelical strand of Hasidic Judaism — Chabad-Lubavitch —…

Directed by Ben Rekhi

“The Reunited States” — both heartwarming and heartening — provides a much-needed balm in a time of…

Directed by Mohammad Rasoulof

“There Is No Evil” relates a quartet of stories — about the military executioners Heshmat, Pouya, Javad,…

Directed by Nate Townsend

In June 2014, Ryan Candice, a high-achieving student at the University of Missouri, took his life days…