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NSFC – The National Society of Film Critics (USA), voted Drive My Car Best Picture of 2021. See all votes.

“Stay safe and pray for Ukraine”
In this time of human catastrophes our thoughts and feelings are with our Ukrainian friends and colleagues and their families. The Board of FIPRESCI, filled with consternation, outlines reactions. Among them an appeal of our Ukrainian filmcritic colleagues, and a statement from Belorusian filmmakers. Click here.

75th Festival de Cannes is on! Our jury will award three prizes: to films shown in the competition; in the Un Certain Regard program; and in the Parallel Sections (Directors Fortnight and Critics Week). Jury: Ahmed Shawky (Egypt) – President, Mariola Wiktor (Poland), Nathalie Chifflet (France), Emanuel Levy (USA), Simone Soranna (Italy), Jihane Bougrine (Morocco), Magali Van Reeth (France), Bidhan Rebeiro (Bangladesh), Youssoufa Halidou Harouna (Niger).

goEast. Two FIPRESCI awards have been presented in Wiesbaden. The feature competition winner, Pilgrims by Laurynas Bareišacomes, comes from Lithuania. The winner in documentary section is from Ukraine: Boney Piles by Taras Tomenko.


Istanbul. At the 41st International Istanbul Film Festival, our jury presented three FIPRESCI Prizes (international, national, short competitions). Read Hamed Soleimanzadeh’s impressions on Gaspar Noé’s winning film, Vortex, here.

Nyon. At 53rd Visions du Réel (Switzerland), the FIPRESCI jury awarded Steel Life by Manuel Bauer “for the original and masterfully crafted cinematic depiction of contemporary Peru within a subtle and thought-provoking critique of the social injustices of the capitalist system”.

Zagreb. Our member Pierre-Simon Gutman shares his observations on ZagrebDox, where the Swiss-Austrian co-production The Bubble has been awarded for being “intimate and socio-political, humane and humorous, serious and ironic”.

Brussels. The 2022 edition of the Brussels International Film Festival (end of June) will host the FIPRESCI Prize for the first time. BRIFF is the only festival in Belgium with this prize that reflects the critics’ view on the program. It’s a prize for a first film, shown cross sections, in one of the three competitions. More