Leipzig. At the 65th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, the FIPRESCI Award went to One Mother by Mickaël Bandela, which is “not only a powerful film for its skills in conveying empathy but also in offering a humane approach to the idea of family and a path to reconciliation and healing”. More
Films for a Young Public were screened at the “Schlingel” Festival in Chemnitz, Germany. More
A Russian film in 2022? “In the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, film festivals grappled with the ethics of including Russian films.” American critic Robert Horton discusses this topics in his text on the Montréal Nouveau Cinéma Festival. More
Europe as Utopia and Destiny. In his essay the German critic Gerhard Midding explores the creative path of the Miskolc-born and world-renowned filmmaker Emeric Pressburger (“The Red Shoes”). Pressburger was honored at the Miskolc Film Festival. More
Swiss filmmaker Cyril Schäublin won the critics’ attention with Unrest, shown at Viennale. More
● Six debuts were nominated for the »European Discovery – Prix FIPRESCI«. Details
● Our vice-president Ahmed Shawky has been elected president of our Egyptian National Section, the EFCA, for a period of four years.