Vincentian Film Festival – Video Highlights First Day

It’s here! The first day of the Vincentian Film Festival in Rome. You can view highlights as well as a gallery of photos. An introductory 6-minute video presents who we are as a Vincentian Family and what we do. (The video begins at the 5 minute mark.)

Some 300 people, from all over the world, have gathered at the Mariapolis Center in Castel Gandolfo, Italy, to attend the “Finding Vince 400” film festival and contest. The meeting began on Thursday, October 18, whose morning was devoted to registration and to know each other.

About 50 artists are the finalists of the contest, which received more than 4 thousand applications. At 3:00 pm local time, the event was officially inaugurated, with the participation of the Superior General of the Congregation of the Mission and international coordinator of the Vincentian Family, Father Thomaz Mavric CM, the technical organizer of the festival, Alma Perez, and the director of the Vincentian Family International Office, Father Joseph Agostino CM. They spoke about the importance of promoting Vincentian values in today’s world, full of challenges for people who are in need. Art and cinema are ways of touching the conscience of people. The audience present at the opening also had the opportunity to ask questions to the three participants. After the debate, the exhibitions of the selected films began.

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