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Juries. We’ve compiled a list of festivals and juries until the end of the year. This listhas been published as a printable pdf file, and it is as well published here, see the jury page. Before applying for a jury check the current situation – because of the corona virus threat there are a lot of changes, alsmost daily. We will keep the jury page updated as often as possible.

Grand Prix – Best Film of the Year. The FIPRESCI Grand Prix, that has been presented every year since 1999 at the festival of San Sebastián, will exceptionally not be awarded in 2020. More

Transatlantyk Festival. Its latest editions took place in the city of Lodz (where the famous Polish film school is located). This year the event will move to the city of Katowice, the date is October 1–8. At previous editions we presented our “FIPRESCI 90 Platinum Award” among others to Lucrecia Martel, Sally Potter, Arturo Ripstein. This year Ken Loach will be honored.

UNESCO. Our French colleague Jean Roy has represented us in the CICT – International Council for Film, Television and Audiovisual Communication (ICFT), a body linked to UNESCO, task: “Stimulate the creation and promote the production and distribution of high standard audiovisual works.” After Jean Roy’s retreat, our president Isabelle Danel will succeed him as the FIPRESCI representative. We cordially thank Jean Roy for representing us for many years with his engagement, his deep knowledge of and love for cinema, his authority as critic.

Beat Glur, our Swiss colleague, takes now care of the administration of membership fees. He replaced Joost Broeren, who had worked in the department until the end of 2019. Beat Glur’s email addresses are and

Please use for all correspondence concerning juries only the email address This mail is read by everybody at FIPRESCI in charge of juries.

Klaus Eder
September 17, 2020