Welcome to the 7th SIETAR Europa Film Festival

“Films create Awareness”!


The SIETAR Europa Film Festival is proud to be part of the SIETAR Europa Congresses since 2006 and continues to screen selected documentaries as part of its major congresses. The Film Festival wants to screen documentaries matching the congress theme and tracks, with every track we are looking for two documentaries.

The added value of documentaries is that they reach people in a different way, films have an emotional appeal. What cannot beaccomplished through spoken and written texts is often achieved through the visual elements characteristic of the film screen. We aim to screen documentaries that incite compassion, reflection, discussion and action.

Documentaries can be very useful as teaching and learning tools in education. Myriad social media and virtual communities create opportunities for discussing and sharing views. During this 2019 congress, SIETAR, again, offers opportunities on how to use films or film fragments for intercultural, virtual teaching, training and coaching.

Each film is followed by a Q&A with filmmakers, discussions with the audience, panel discussions, debate with experts, politicians, journalists or representatives from stakeholder organizations. The FF committee hopes that the films will fascinate, stimulate and inspire!

During each Film Festival we screen films matching the congress theme and tracks. This year the Film Festival is organized around the 4 tracks, each screening two films:

Thursday, 30th of May 2019

Congress Track 1 | Business & Organizational Challenges

10.00 – 11.30 Blue Eyes Brown Eyes by Seyda Buurman-Kutsal (60 min)
12.00 – 13.30 tba

Congress Track 2 | Socio-political Concerns

14.30 – 16.00 Our man in Teheran by Roel van Broekhoven (60 min)
16.30 – 18.00 For the sin of the fathers by Rudy Vranckx (45 min)

Friday, 31st of May 2019

Congress Track 3 | Migration

10.00 – 11.30 Nice people by Karin af Klintberg & Anders Helgerson (58 min)
12.00 – 13.30 Bad hombres by Stef Bierman (58 min)

Congress Track 4 | Education and Intercultural Professions

14.30 – 15.30 Cornered in Molenbeek by Sahim Omar Kalifa (54 min)
16.30 – 18.00 So help me God by Jean Libon & Yves Hinant (93 min)

More information on the films as well as their makers will follow soon!