Thanks to a great number of films received, we need more time for selection. So, the date of the Festival is postponed on December, 13-16. The winners will be announced on the 16th of December. Stay tuned.

Founded in 2010 Under the High Patronage of the Pontifical Council for Culture

The 12th edition of the International Catholic Film Festival will take place from Monday, 13th of December to Thursday, 16th of December 2021.

The event started with the intention of giving space to producers and filmmakers, documentaries, docu-fiction, TV series, short films and programs that promote universal moral values and positive models.

Because of our increasing success, this year we received more than 2,000 films. We are still selecting them, that is why we postponed the Festival to 13th to 16th of December. The films in final competition will be announced on the 10th of December. This year too the Festival will take place virtually. Let's hope that 2022 will allow us to get rid of the Covid and to make our Festival as usual. We'll keep you updated.

Films in competition

The films in competition have a common element: they promote universal moral values and positive models.
See the list here.

Festival's Mission

Our Festival is independent, conceived and created by Liana Marabini. It was founded in 2010 under the high patronage of the Pontifical Council for Culture, and aims to show the Church from a new perspective: glamourous and traditional.

Mirabile Dictu

Mirabile Dictu (Wonderful to Relate, in Latin) is a privileged place of encounter for actors, directors and film makers, gathered by the concern they may have for the history and the values of the Church.

Our President

The President of the Festival, Liana Marabini, is a producer, director and publisher. She consecrates her work to the history of the Church, and is particularly concerned by the religious language and communication, something that emerges in the films she produces and the books she publishes.


The prize of the Festival, “Il Pesce d’Argento” (The Silver Fish, in Italian), is inspired by the first Christian symbol.
See the 2020 Edition Winners

About Us

Our Festival is mentioned in Wikipedia, in the section about the Pontifical Council for Culture:

Want to send us your movie?

You may find more information by reading our application form here.