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At Schwerin Film Festival, Germany, the film critics’ jury distinguished the Swiss film Retreat by Leon Schwitter. More

The winner has been announced at Krakow Doc/Short, Poland: Is There Anybody Out There? by Ella Glendening. This insightful film raises crucial questions about contemporary perceptions of “otherness” and “normality”. More

At Cannes, FIPRESCI Jurors were watching films in the International Competition, Un Certain Regard, and Directors’ Fortnight & Critics’ Week. The International Competition winner is The Zone of Interest by Jonathan Glazer. Read reports from the festival here

At the goEast Festival of Central and Eastern European Film, film critics were watching both fiction and documentary films. The reviews are published here


The European Film Awards will shift from its traditional December slot for a new January date. After the 37th edition in December 2024, the 38th edition will take place mid-January in 2026.

“Until his last days, Michel Demopoulos breathed with the oxygen given to him by the light beam of the cinema hall”. Vassilis Kechagias remembers the Greek cineaste who passed away, aged 73. More