The Jury of the Fédération Internationale de la Presse Cinématographique, FIPRESCI, awarded three films at the Berlin International Filmfestival 2019. One each in the sections International Competition, Panorama and International Forum of New Cinema. The award ceremony took place at Deutsche Kinemathek with FIPRESCI's partner EUROPA CINEMAS, that had a jury of its own in the Panorama section.
The FIPRESCI jury awarded their Prize in the International Competition to "Synonyms" (Synonymes) by Nadav Lapid.
The winner film in the Panorama section is "Dafne" by Federico Bondi.
And in the International Forum of New Cinema "Die Kinder der Toten" by Kelly Copper and Pavol Liska got the Prize of the FIPRESCI.
Jury Members were Rita di Santo (UK), Orlando Margarido (Brazil), José Romero (Peru), Salome Kikaleishvili (Georgia), Angelika Kettelhack (Germany), Massimo Lechi (Italy), Eithne Mary O’Neill (France), Suncica Unevska (North Macedonia), Ricardo Brunn (Germany).
FIPRESCI and EUROPA CINEMAS thank the GERMAN FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION for its kind support.