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Greek Films in Thessaloniki

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At the 56th Thessaloniki International Film Festival (Greece, November 6-15, 2015), the critics jury followed the international competition and the Greek Panorama. Prize, International Competition: “Silent” (Silent) by Giorgos Gikapeppas (Greece, 2015, DCP, 92 min), “For a graphic depiction of the divisions and claustrophobia in a successful artistic family and for expressing these feelings with […]

Cinema in Eastern Europe

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At the 25th Festival of East European Cinema in the German city of Cottbus (November 3-8, 2015), the Critics Prize went to “The High Sun” (Zvizdan) by Dalibor Matanic (Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, 2015, 123 min). Motivation: “The film deals with the wounds of the Balkan wars in three different stories following a couple played by […]

Mar del Plata: In Favor of Argentinean Cinema

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At the 30th Mar del Plata International Film Festival (Argentina, October 30 – November 7, 2015), the FIPRESCI jurors saw new Argentinean films in different competitive sections. Prize: “Incident Light” (La luz incidente) by Ariel Rotter (Argentina, Uruguay, France, 2015, 95 min), shown in the International Competition. Jury members were: Isaac León-Frias, Peru (Revista “Somos”, […]

YOUNG CINEMA IN KIEV

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Kiev (Kyiv, Ukraine) The 45th Molodist – Kiev International Film Festival (October 24 – November 1, 2015) showed in its main competition debuts from all over the world. The FIPRESCI Prize has been presented to one of them:  “Pikadero” by Ben Sharrock (UK, Spain, 2015, 98 min). Jury members were Carmen Gray, Great Britain (“The […]

SEMINCI VALLADOLID 60

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At the 60th Valladolid International Film Festival (October 24–31, 2015), the Critics Jury awarded the FIPRESCI Prize to “Mustang” (Mustang) by Deniz Gamze Ergüven (Turkey, France,  Germany, Qatar, 2015, 94 min). Jury members were: Antti Selkokari, Finland (“Aamulehti”), Ziva Emersic, Slovenia (“TV Slovenija Cultural Program”), Margarita Chapatte, Spain (“La Claqueta: Radio Marca”). Website: www.seminci.com

»Fénix Award to Ibero-American Criticism« Goes to Jorge Ayala Blanco

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FIPRESCI and Cinema23 have announced that the 2015 »Fénix Award to Ibero-American Criticism« goes to the Mexican critic and professor Jorge Ayala Blanco. This year’s award, conferred by the International Federation of Film Critics to acknowledge the contribution to film criticism in Ibero-America, is an homage to Jorge Ayala Blanco’s honest, lucid and ludic career; […]

Legendary Film Critic Philip French Dies

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Philip Neville French, film critic, born 28 August 1933; died 27 October 2015 Many years ago, Alexander Walker of the Evening Standard bet his fellow critics that they couldn’t guess the number of allusions to other art forms in Philip French’s next film column for the Observer. The nearest guess would get a prize. No […]

First European Film Awards 2015

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The European Film Academy announced the first winners who will be honoured at this year’s 28th European Film Awards. A special seven-member jury convened in Berlin and decided on the winners in the categories cinematography, editing, production design, costume design, composer and sound design.     — The photography in “Goodnight Mommy” is extremely consistent and […]

Trinidad: Door to Caribbean Cinema

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The “Trinidad + Tobago Film Festival” (ttff) offers to invite our jury. Michael Pattison attended the this year’s edition (September 15-29, 2015). Here are his observations. – Hospitality is excellent. Most festival guests are accommodated at the Hyatt Regency in Port of Spain.– Organisation is excellent. Screenings begin on time, and there is a regular shuttle bus between the […]

Mannheim-Heidelberg, The Critics Prize

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At the 64th Mannheim–Heidelberg International Film Festival (Germany, October 9-24, 2015), the Critics Prize went to “12 Months in 1 Day” (Een dag in ‘t jaar) by Margot Schaap (The Netherlands, 2014, 74 min). Jury members were: Jelle Schot, The Netherlands (“VPRO Cinema”), Agustín Acevedo Kanopa, Uruguay (“La Diaria”, “Revista Quiroga”), Peter Kremski, Germany (“Filmbulletin”, […]

Eastern European Debuts in Warsaw

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At the 31st Warsaw International Film Festival (Poland, October 9-18, 2015), the Critics Prize was dedicated to the best eastern European debut. The prize went to “Motherland” (Ana Yurdu) by Senem Tüzen (Turkey, Greece, 2015, 98 min). Motivation: “The International Critics Prize goes to a rich and thought provoking film that in a simple but […]

FIPRESCI to Celebrate the 90th Anniversary at the 31st Warsaw Film Festival

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FIPRESCI – The International Federation of Film Critics turns 90 this year. The Warsaw Film Festival (WFF), which will take place 9-18 October 2015, joins the celebrations. This year will mark the 10th edition of FIPRESCI Warsaw Critics Project at WFF, a training program for young (under 30) film critics and journalists from Eastern Europe. […]

Docs in Saint Petersburg

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At the 25th edition of the “Message to Man International Film Festival” (September 19–26, 2015, in the Russian city of Saint Petersburg), the Critics Prize went to “Above And Below” by Nicolas Steiner (Switzerland, Germany, 2015, 118 min). Jury members were Cüneyt Cebenoyan, Turkey (“Birgün newspaper”), Maricke Nieuwdorp, The Netherlands (“Glamcult”), Evgeny Mayzel, Russia (“Art […]

Flahertiana Without FIPRESCI

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At »FLAHERTIANA« we’ve a jury from 2007 on. This year, 2015, the “International Documentary Film Festival” in the Russian city of Perm (at the foot of the Ural) suffers from severe financial restrictions and cannot host our jury. Here’s what the festival writes:  Dear Klaus, I’m Alina Shirinkina, Festival Chief Coordinator, writing from the main […]

Critics Prize in San Sebastian

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At the 63rd San Sebástian International Film Festival (Spain, September 18-26, 2015), the FIPRESCI Prize went to “The Apostate” (El Apóstata) by Federico Veiroj (Spain, Uruguay, France, 2015, 80 min). Jury members were: Amber Wilkinson, UK, president (“Eye For Film”, “Daily Telegraph”, “Filmmaker Magazine”), Diego Brodersen, Argentina (“Pagina 12”, “El Amante Cine Magazine”), Kristina Kudelova, […]

The Toronto Critics Prizes

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At the 40th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival, the critics in our jury focussed on two sections and awarded the FIPRESCI prize to a film each in “Discoveries” and “Special Presentations”. FIPRESCI Prize in the Special Presentations Program: “Desierto” by Jonás Cuarón (Mexico/France, 2015, 94 min). International Sales: IM Global. – FIPRESCI Prize in […]

Five Debut Films Nominated for European Film Awards

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At the Oldenburg International Film Festival in Germany, the European Film Academy has announced this year’s nominations for the EUROPEAN DISCOVERY – Prix FIPRESCI, an award presented annually as part of the European Film Awards to a young and upcoming director for a first full-length feature film. This year’s nominations were determined by a committee […]

FIPRESCI-Awarded Films in Vladivostok

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The 13th Pacific Meridian International Film Festival in Vladivostok (September 12-18, 2015), the most eastern film festival in Russia, which  hosts for the second year a FIPRESCI jury, is initiating a number of events dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI). The »Critics Choice Program« offers three films of […]

Critics Honor George Miller

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Australian filmmaker George Miller received the FIPRESCI Grand Prix 2015 at the opening gala of the San Sebastian Film Festival on September 18, 2015. Film critics from all over the world hat voted “Mad Max: Fury Road” Best Film of the Year 2015. Pamela Biénzobas handed the prize over. More about “Mad Max: Fury Road” […]

FIPRESCI Selection at CineFest

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12th Jameson CineFest Miskolc International Film Festival11-20 September, 2015. The 12th Jameson CineFest Miskolc International Film Festival officialy started on September 11 with the opening ceremony at which Claudia Cardinale accepted the Lifetime Achievement Award. This year, the CineFest honours the 90th anniversary of the International Federation of Film Critics: the Festival will screen a […]

Marco Bellocchio Wins Critics Prize in Venice

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Photo: “Blood of My Blood” by Marco Bellocchio At the 72nd Venice International Film Festival (September 2-12, 2015) the critics jury of FIPRESCI presented two prizes. Prize, International Competition: “Blood of My Blood” (Sangue del mio sangue) by Marco Bellocchio (Italy, France, Switzerland, 2015, 107 min). Prize, Parallel sections: “Wednesday, May 9” (Chaharshanbeh, 19 Ordibehesht) […]

Critics Prize at Montreal World Film Festival

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At the 39th Montreal World Film Festival (Canada, August 27 – September 7, 2015), the Critics Prize, International Competition, went to “The Visitor” (Misafir) by by Mehmet Eryilmaz (Turkey, 2015. 127 min). The Critics Prize, First Feature Film Competition, went to “Rosa Chumbe” by Jonatan Relayze (Peru, 2015, 75 min). Jury members were Andrés Nazarala, […]

Let’s Continue the Protest for Oleg Sentsov

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The European Film Academy appeals for money (and further signatures). FIPRESCI, the International Federation of Film Critics, supports this appeal. In the face of the 20-year verdict for the Ukrainian filmmaker the European Film Academy wishes to express its deep shock. During the past days, supporters, institutional and individual, have gathered well over 1,000 signatures […]

“Mad Max: Fury Road” Wins FIPRESCI Grand Prix 2015

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“Mad Max: Fury Road”, the critical and commercial success by Australian filmmaker George Miller, was the winner of this year’s FIPRESCI Grand Prix 2015 to the best film of the past year, open to any feature-length work premièred since July, 2014. 493 colleagues from all over the world participated in one or both phases of […]

“Mad Max: Fury Road” Wins FIPRESCI Grand Prix

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Following its worldwide success and critical acclaim, George Miller will receive a new award for his latest film “Mad Max: Fury Road”, at the upcoming San Sebastián Film Festival. The Australian filmmaker will collect the FIPRESCI Grand Prix 2015, attributed by film critics from all over the world, during the opening ceremony of the 63rd […]