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At the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) we presented two prizes: to How to Build a Girl by Coky Giedroyc (UK), “a witty and heartfelt story of an irrepressible teen-aged girl”, and to Murmur by Heather Young (Canada), “for its impressive minimalist and precise storytelling… and for its empathetic and powerful simplicity in deconstructing the effects of an addictive personality.” British critic Rita Di Santo headed our jury. More

European Discovery 2019 – Prix FIPRESCI
Six European first feature films have been nominated for the European Discovery 2019 – Prix FIPRESCI, an award presented annually as part of the European Film Awards to a director for a first full-length feature film. 
Nominated are:
Aniara (Sweden, Denmark),
Atlantics (France, Senegal, Belgium),
Blind Spot (Norway, Denmark),
Irina (Bulgaria),
Les Misérables (France),
Ray & Liz (UK).
The European Discovery 2019 – Prix FIPRESCI will be presented at the 32nd European Film Awards Ceremony on Saturday, 7 December, in Berlin. More

Latest Critics Prizes
at International Festivals

Busan: Running to the Sky More
Drama: Brotherhood by Meryam Joobeur More
ElGouna: 1982 by Oualid Mouaness More
St. Petersburg: Midnight Traveler by Hassan Fazili
Miskolc: The Lighthouse by Robert Eggers
Vladivostok: Russian Youth by Alexander Zolotukhin More
Duhok: Camion by Kambozia Partovi
Haugesund: Before the Frost by Michael Noer More
Motovun: God exists, her name is Petrunya by Teona Strugar Mitevska More
Palic: Les Misérables by Ladj Ly
Prishtina: The Announcement by Mahmut Fazil Coskun more

At the 67th San Sebastian International Film Festival the Critics Prize went to the Spanish film The Endless Trench by Aitor Arregi, Jon Garano and Jose Mari Goenaga. The film “starts as a very intense war thriller,” writes Maria Ulfsak-Seripova in her review, “but ends as a tender, historical love-story with even a hint of melodrama… But it includes a lot more – the horrors of war, passion, fear, hopelessness, solitude, pain, revenge, acceptance, but above all, love.” More