Catholic Film Institute

Prime function of the Catholic Film Work - founded in 1953 and domiciled in Frankfurt since 1972 - is to monitor the market for productions relevant for church education and media activities, to purchase non-commercial distribution licenses, produce copies and media-political flanking material and to market the film copies and/or video cassettes.

The keywords market monitoring, examination, license purchase, production of basis material and editing accompanying material aptly describe the functions of the programme division AV media. By contacts to film colleges, editorial boards of  broadcasting stations, and freelance producers, visits to relevant film festivals and ongoing observation of television programmes, employees put together an overview of the current status of the film market. Interesting programmes are viewed in proven cooperation with programme councils and the short film committee and recommended for license purchase.

In addition to the brochure KFW TOTALE, an overall catalogue is issued every two years giving an overview of available films. Customers of the Film Work alongside church, state and communal lending centres are now increasingly more smaller institutions from the non-commercial education field: media libraries, schools, parishes, religious education centres and school/college institutes with interest in selected theme-oriented media.

Criteria for programme selection remain unchanged with high formal quality and content.

Katholisches Filmwerk GmbH
Ludwigstra├če 33
60327 Frankfurt am Main
Phone ++49 (0) 69 971436-0
Fax +49 69 971436-13