Scene from the film Cross and Banner
Scene from the film Cross and Banner
Scene from the film Cross and Banner

Cross and Banner

  • Germany
  • France
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Every two years, the small town of Beverungen, in the middle of Germany, celebrates with particular vigour its “Schützenfest“, the traditional Marksmen's Festival.

Marksmen's guilds or brotherhoods are known since the Middle Ages throughout the Germanic regions. They protected cities and rural areas against troubles, wars and looting.

In 2008, Beverungen has the honour of hosting the annual festival of the “Confederation of Historical German Marksmen's Brotherhoods“ with thousands of participants coming from all over the west of the country. Medieval revival in 21st-Century Germany...

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  • Original Title
    Glaube Sitte Heimat
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Jürgen Ellinghaus
  • Cinematography
    Johann Feindt, Lars Lenski
  • Editing
    Ariane Kerinvel, Nassim Jaouen, Andreas Landeck
  • Sound
    Thomas Keller, Andreas Landeck, Pascal Bricard
  • Runtime
    54 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Germany
    • France
  • Format
    • Colour
    • Black & White
  • Production
      • Jürgen Ellinghaus
      • Paris
      • France
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Festival premiere (Germany): Oct. 19th, 2010, International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
    • Chinese-German Documentary Forum Shanghai, 2010
    • Shortlist Golden Lotus Award, Macau International Movie Festival, Macau SAR (China), 2010
    • Cinema du Réel IDFF, Paris (France), 2011
    • Beldocs IDFF, Belgrade (Serbia), 2011, "Best of DOK Leipzig"
    • FICN Dangbé Cinéma, Cotonou (Benin), 2011
    • Festival de Lasalle (France), 2012
    • Festival Intergalactique de l’Image Alternative, Brest / Brittany (France), 2012
    • Tranzyt IDFF, Poznań (Poland), 2012
    • Kenya International Film Festival, Nairobi, 2012
    • Territoires en Images Documentary Film and Photography Festival, Paris (France), 2013
    • Portobello Film Festival, London (UK), 2013
    • Finalist, Xian China International Folk Video Festival, Xi'an (China), 2013
    • Toamnă la Voroneţ International Documentary Film and Photography Festival, Gura Humorului (Romania), 2013
    • FESDOB Documentary Film Festival, Blitta (Togo), 2013
    • Delhi International Film Festival, New Delhi (India), 2013
    • International Festival of Local Televisions, Košice (Slovakia), 2014
    • San Giò Verona Video Festival, Verona (Italy), 2014
    • International Historical and Military Film Festival, Warsaw (Poland), 2014
    • CineMA, Festival de Cine México-Alemania, San Luis Potosí (Mexico), 2014
    • FIG, Festival International de Géographie, Saint-Dié-des-Vosges (France), 2014
    • Muestra Nacional de Cine Independiente “Otros Cines”, San Nicolás de los Arroyos (Argentina), 2015
    • FerFilm, International Film Festival Ferizaj (Kosovo), 2015
    • Festival Internacional de Cine de Paracho (Mexico), 2015
    • One With A Movie Camera - International Ethnographic Film Festival, Marburg (Germany), 2015
    • IFFK, International Film Festival of Kashmir, Srinagar (India), 2015
    • MIAX, Muestra Independiente Audivoisual Xalisco, Guadalajara (Mexico), 2016
    • Heritage Documentary Film Festival, Kigali (Rwanda), 2016
    • Singkuwento International Film Festival, Manila (Philippines), 2016
  • Awards
    • Grand Jury Special Mention, IDFF "Man and War", Yekaterinburg (Russian Federation), 2012
    • Golden Philippine Eagle Award, Singkuwento International Film Festival, Manila (Philippines), 2016 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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