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The Festival is cancelled for now as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic!
New information concerning the future of the festival will eventually be available here!

The Belief on Screen Festival organized by WACC and SIGNIS opens a unique window onto the world of religious programmes on television and online.
A warm welcome to the Festival and to Helsinki!

WACC (World Association for Christian Communication) and SIGNIS (the World Catholic Association for Communication) in collaboration with the Finnish Broadcasting Company, YLE, and Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland invite you to participate in this 20th edition of the European Festival of Television and Online Religious Programmes.

The Festival is held every three years and provides a unique opportunity to present and reward the very best of television and online programmes made in Europe that express, explore and examine values in relation to religion, belief and ethics.

The theme of the Festival is Belief on Screen. Questions of belief, religion, values and identity are posing fundamental challenges to European societies. During the Festival we will be exploring the challenges of building bridges of understanding in increasingly polarised times.

How is religious broadcasting adapting to the changed media and social environment? How can it remain relevant and accessible to new audiences?  As broadcaster Roger Bolton said at the Hilversum Festival in 2010, religious programme makers “have the best stories and the best questions.”  How can those questions and stories be fostered in the future?

Logo: SIGNIS Europe

Logo: WACC Europe - communication for all

Logo: The Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE

Logo: Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland


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Submission link for the programmes. See more information and details : Competition/Submissions

Time and place

Time: TBC

Place: Helsinki, Finland