Arfecine. Buenos Aires - Tandil, Argentina
The IV International Festival of Religious Film (Arfecine) took place in the cities of Buenos Aires and Tandil, Argentina, from April 7-9. This festival recognizes the three most voted films by the public. In the fourth edition, the first American film "Sacred," by the documentary filmmaker Thomas Lennon, was selected. The film explores faith as a human experience around the world and its director was nominated three times for Oscar awards, winning once for The Blood of Yingzhou District. Previously Sacred had integrated the selection of the festivals of Tokyo, Amsterdam and New York, among others.
"Poveda," directed by Pablo Moreno, won second place. This s a feature film on the life of Spanish priest and educator Saint Pedro Poveda. The film has also won awards at various festivals, including Best Film at the International Catholic Film Festival, Mirabile Dictu, Vatican's Pontifical Council for Culture.
ICFF 2017. Orlando, Florida, U.S.A
POVEDA won the Best Musical Score Award at the International Christian Film Festival in Orlando, Florida, U.S.A. (ICFF 2017), which took place from May 4-6. The music of this film was composed by Oscar Martin Leanizburrutia.
Patricia Stockton received the award on behalf of the author and Goya Productions and Three Columns Entertainment. She thanked “the International Film Festival, Goya Productions. and Three Columns Entertainment for giving us this great film which portrays the life of a man, - a priest- who was a great educator, a man who enfleshed the Gospel values of compassion and justice, a great supporter of women's role in society and who died as a martyr. The Catholic Church proclaimed him a Saint May 4, 2003.” She added: “On a personal note, his life and message impacted my life since I was a teenager, and I dedicated my life in the Teresian Association, which he founded. Thanks so much. May all be for God 's greater glory.”
ValeTV in Venezuela
On Good Friday, April 14 at 7:30 PM. the film POVEDA was broadcast by channel 5 ValeTV of Venezuela, and it was replayed on Easter Sunday, April 16, at 8:30 PM. Vale TV is an open channel based in Caracas. It operates since 2010 identified as the Knowledge Channel and it belongs to a non-profit association.
In February the film POVEDA was broadcast on the US EWTN channel that reaches a huge audience, including Spanish speaking, in America.
The film website decine21.com places POVEDA, directed by Pablo Moreno, in the third place of the best films with Christian content. The first is Silence, (USA) directed by Martin Scorsese, and the second is Risen, by Kevin Reynols (USA).
Decine21 is a movie website with thousands of reviews on movies, DVDs and TV series. It includes premieres, news, interviews, profiles of actors and directors, among other information.
Multiplication of screenings
The Department of Information of the Teresian Association receives much information on projections of the film POVEDA in rooms and auditoriums of different cities and countries, organized by cultural centers, schools, parishes, and other groups. In many cases, it is followed by a forum with positive echoes. We welcome this wide dissemination of the film.
We remind you that in the official website of Saint Pedro Poveda: www.pedropoveda.org, a complete guide on the historical context on which the film was based may be downloaded.