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.
In its 2016 edition more than 1,800 films from 120 countries are competing for awards at this Festival. "Poveda," directed by Pablo Moreno, has reached the final stage of "Best Movie" category, along with "Infernet" by Giuseppe Ferlito (Italy) and "I Trust in You" by Aleksas Matvejevas (Lithuania).
The film “Poveda" has brought the life of St. Pedro Poveda to the big screen. It was released in movie theaters in Spain on March 4 and it was the second best Spanish premiere in its first weekend. Currently it is still shown in several cities in Spain.
The Spanish Ministry of Culture endorsed the film "Poveda" for the promotion of Gender Equality, due to the pioneering work of Pedro Poveda for the promotion of women rights in the early twentieth century.
The film was presented at the Vatican Film Library on April 12. At the Pope’s general audience, the following day, Pablo Moreno and Josemaria Muñoz, director and producer respectively, gave the film to Pope Francis, accompanied by Maite Uribe, President of the Teresian Association.
Made known by word of mouth of spectators, "Poveda" has had a great impact in the press and on social networks, becoming Trending Topic in Spain at one point. Recently, the film was released in Chile, and will soon be shown in various countries.