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FiNews – FI’s ‘Duns Scotus’ Front Runner at Vatican Film Festival

By May 18, 2011March 3rd, 2019FI Apostolates, Fi News, Media Reform

Mirabile Dictu – International Catholic Film Festival – Home.

Ave Maria! Yes, we are front runners for the ‘Silver Fish Award’ at the Vatican’s International Catholic Film Festival in the categories of Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor/Actress for the feature length motion picture that the FI’s in Italy produced titled “Duns Scoto” on the life of Bl. John Duns Scotus. The other two films that are also finalists, and with which we are competing, are listed below. These finalists were chosen from a total of 746 films. The announcement will be made before the festival ends this Saturday, May 21, probably on Thursday. This is a great opportunity to put a spotlight on Bl. John Duns Scotus, the Franciscan scholar, who gave the theological foundation for the Dogma of the Immaculate Conception, winning the title ‘The Marian Doctor’. It is also a great boost to our worldwide media efforts. Please keep us in your prayers that we win.


Best Film – Best Director – Best Actor / Actress

Duns Scoto God's Mighty Servant Marcelino pan y vino

Duns Scoto by Fernando Muraca, Italy 2010 – 90 ‘- The story of the medieval philosopher John Duns, also called Scotus because of his nationality (Scotland), who lived between the thirteenth and fourteenth century. The film is produced by the Franciscans of the Immaculate.

God’s Mighty Servant by Markus O. Rosenmüller, Germany 2010 – 2 x 90 ‘- The story of Sister Pasqualina, and the special role she had in the life of Pius XII, masterfully played by Remo Girone.

Marcelino pan y vino by José Luis Gutierrez, Mexico 2011 – 110 ‘ – Remake of the famous film. The main hero (an orphan in love with Jesus) is played here by a remarkable child actor. The action takes place

The film was Co-produced by TVCO, a multimedia production company based in Naples, Italy, which is also the executive producer and the international distributor of the work.

You can read more about the film festival at the National Catholic Register

You can see more on this film Duns Scoto with these AirMaria articles:

Fi News – Our Duns Scotus Film Selected for World Youth Day Madrid

FiNews – Rome Reports Covers FI Scotus Film

Video – Fi News #73: First Trailer of Duns Scotus Film

FiNews – FIs Producing John Duns Scotus Film

Ave Maria!


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  • Jared Goff says:

    Ave Maria

    Congrats to the FI! I will pray that the film wins.

    So when are we going to be able see the film?


  • apostolate says:

    Ave Maria!

    Thanks for the prayers, Jared. We will keep you posted when we have more information on availability.

    Fra Roderic

  • Joanne says:

    Ave Maria!
    Congrats!! – yesterday (May 20) I got news that you won best film and best leading actor!! Praised be Jesus, Mary and Joseph! May the Lady of all Nations use your good work to spread the faith!!! I love the trailer and want to see the film! It makes me want to learn Italian! I hope you have a version w/English subtitles coming to U.S. at some point. The Lead actor is ‘excellente’ 🙂 Wonderful film! God bless you! I am praying that the film crew will draw closer to our Lady and thus to Jesus in the whole experience! 🙂

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