“Don Bosco Global Youth Film Festival”, skyrocketed participation and enthusiasm: deadline extended

17 September 2021 (ANS – Rome) – Hundreds of videos from all over the world have been submitted in less than two months, with extra requests for participation from pre-adolescents to adults. There is a growing and contagious enthusiasm surrounding the “Don Bosco Global Youth Film Festival” (DBGYFF), which is already achieving fully its first objective, of igniting that positive spark of hope in the young people, which in turn can set ablaze the whole world on fire.  This being the reason, the organizers of the first global Salesian film festival have decided to extend the deadline for submission of entries. At this festival, promoted by the Salesians of Don Bosco through the foundation DON BOSCO NEL MONDO, all videos that are uploaded on the site by 15 October will be accepted- an extension of two more weeks has been made, with respect to the date that was announced before. This is not the only change. With less than two months to go for realization of the festival on 18-19 November 2021, scheduled to take place simultaneously in various locations around the world, there is a lot of work being done in the background, at a very progressive pace. The DBGYFF Technical head Fr. Maria Lawrence affirms:...

Don Bosco Global Youth Film Festival: Ambassadors of Hope to the Young

Don Bosco Global Youth Film Festival Reaching out the young to become ambassadors of hope   Don Bosco Global Youth Film Festival (DBGYFF) is the first worldwide festival from the Salesian Congregation to unite all our young people globally to come together on a common project where they can express their creative talents and be rewarded. This festival is our own festival, and is a precious opportunity to make the name of Don Bosco resonate in the 134 countries where we are present, especially in the hearts and minds of the young people. The festival screening will take place on Thursday and Friday, 18 & 19 of November 2021. DBGYFF is structured as a creative global platform, through which young people from all over the world can showcase and build their dreams and aspirations. Inspired by the Strenna of our Rector Major,  “Moved by hope”, it is a clarion call to encourage young people to become ambassadors of hope, and agents of transformation in our society.  This film festival is indeed a gracious opportunity to go closer to the young, to encourage them and motivate them towards the common good. It is an excellent tool to focus on what matters to...

The film “Francesco” on Discovery+ – Vatican News

The film “Francesco” on Discovery+ “Francesco”, the documentary film directed by Evgeny Afineevsky dedicated to Pope Francis, is to be streamed globally from Sunday, 28 March. Speaking about his experience with the film, Afineevsky says: “What I admire most about the Pope is the way he brings people together” VATICAN NEWS Premiered at the Rome Film Festival, the film “Francesco”, by Oscar-nominated director Evgeny Afineevsky, will begin streaming globally on Sunday 28 March on Discovery+ channel, following an opening in virtual cinemas.  “It is an honor to host the global premiere of Francesco on Discovery+, spotlighting an intimate look at one of the world’s most beloved and influential leaders, Pope Francis”, said Lisa Holme, Group SVP of Content and Commercial Strategy for Discovery, Inc. Relating his film on Pope Francis to his previous films, and in particular the one on Syria, the Afineevsky told Vatican News: “In my two previous films, I realized that humanity was in a crisis and I saw how movies and my visual storytelling could help bring attention to the important world issues of today’s world and create a call for action. I could see how my films were able to bring innocent and important voices of people from...

DON RUA’S FUNERAL ON FILM 1910

DON RUA’S FUNERAL ON FILM 1910 (ANS – Turin) – It would be hard to believe: a Salesian film from 110 years ago! No, it is not fake news, but a real scoop. From the Salesian “photographic” archives, entrusted to the Turin Cinema Museum and the National Corporate Cinema Archive – CSC for their restoration, a first delicacy has recently emerged: a silent motion picture, in black and white, lasting eight minutes which films the salient moments of Fr Michele Rua’s funeral (6-9 April 1910). All made via the good and intelligent positioning of the camera in various places in Valdocco, in Piazza Maria Ausiliatrice, and the neighborhood. To watch, connect to the Vimeo address below to see Fr Rua’s grand funeral, and those three unforgettable days in Turin. Don Bosco’s in 1888 had been a memorable funeral, so universal was the fame of his holiness; but Fr Rua’s was equally so, as one can see from the film, more eloquent than many words. The small rooms of Don Bosco and then of Fr Rua, the various churches of Valdocco, the adjoining arcades of the time, the courtyards, the entrance, as well as the many figures and faces of the...

Ignatius Night at the Movies

ignatius night @ the movies all movies special programs now showing Looking for new movies? Click here. SPECIAL SCREENING PROGRAMS Legal Notices The Ignatius Night at the Movies program is only available in the United States and Canada. All payments must be in United States currency. DVDs are not licensed for public group showings, so in order to show any of these films to your parish, school or organization, you must purchase a Site License which includes additional DVDs to sell or give away. Ignatius Press will provide support and additional information to help make this experience for your parish, school or organization a successful and memorable one! Purchase of these DVD packages includes the permission to show the film in a public setting. If you have questions please contact Diane Hanson (see contact information below). Ignatius Night at the Movies is an incredible opportunity to gather with friends, family, fellow parishioners, and neighbors — to reach out, teach the exciting truths of the Catholic Faith, get up close and personal with some extraordinary people, be entertained and, at the same time, raise funds for your very worthy cause! Find out how it works. What is Ignatius Press Night at the Movies? This is an incredible...