Founded in 2010 Under the High Patronage of
the Pontifical Council for Culture (Pontificium Consilium de Cultura)


The nineth edition of the International Catholic Film Festival took place from Monday, 26th of November to Thursday, 29th of November 2018 to the Vatican, Palazzo Cardinal Cesi.

The event started with the intention of giving space to producers and filmmakers, documentaries, docu-fiction, TV series, short films and programs that promote universal moral values and positive models.

The films in competition have a common element: they promote universal moral values and positive models.


The Mission of the Festival

The International Catholic Film Festival is independent, conceived and created by Liana Marabini. It was founded in 2010 under the high patronage of the Pontifical Council for Culture, and aims to show the Church from a new perspective: glamourous and traditional at the same time.

Mirabile Dictu (Wonderful to Relate, in Latin) is a privileged place of encounter for actors, directors and film makers, gathered by the concern they may have for the history and the values of the Church.

The President of the Festival, Liana Marabini, is a producer, director and publisher. She consecrates her work to the history of the Church, and is particularly concerned by the religious language and communication, something that emerges in the films she produces and the books she publishes.


The prize of the Festival, “Il Pesce d’Argento” (The Silver Fish, in Italian), is inspired by the first Christian symbol.


Our Festival is mentioned in Wikipedia, in the section about the Pontifical Council for Culture:



Liana Marabini and Pope Francis



Who we are

Our Philosophy

Subjects of Films

Press Release

Press Release


2018 Winners


Final Competition 2018

Click here to see the list of films in the final competition...