Kyiv. The »Molodist Film Festival« celebrated its 50th anniversary. Congratulations to fest head Andriy Khalpakhchi who made it one of the most prestigious film events in eastern Europe. The critics jury awarded a Serbian movie, Celts by Milica Tomović, the psychogram of a family in the politically paralyzing year 1993 in Belgrade. More
Polish critic Piotr Czerkawski reviews the winner of our Krakow prize, Children of the Enemy. See here
Berlin in Summer. At the virtual March Berlinale the critics jury had decided on the FIPRESCI Prizes (four films in the official programs, see here). The winners have now been included in the Summer Berlinale (June). The filmmakers are present, in summer, in Berlin. We use the chance to hand over our prize to them. Here: The international competition, What Do We See When We Look at the Sky? On stage: Georgian filmmaker Alexandre Koberidze (right), and Ricardo Brunn (FIPRESCI). More
Cannes. As always, we will present three prizes: to films in the official competition, in the section “Un Certain Regard” and in the parallel sections “Directors’ Fortnight” and “Critics’ Week”. Israeli writer Ron Fogel will chair the jury. Members: Rolf-Ruediger Hamacher (Germany), Carlo Gentile (Italy), Hugo Emmerzael (The Netherlands), Pamela Jahn (UK), Valérie Ganne (France), Esteve Soler Miralles (Spain), Hamed Soleimanzadeh (Iran), Barbara Lorey de Lacharriere (France). Coordination: Isabelle Danel, France. The critics forming our jury will have the pleasure to be at the scene and center of the action, in Cannes. Does the world of festivals recover? www.festival-cannes.org
Next festivals, hosting our jury, and ending soon: International Animation Film Festival Annecy, Ismailia International Film Festival for Documentaries and Shorts, ZagrebDox. Stay tuned.
Aruna Vasudev. Our Indian National Section introduces a new award, created in honour and memory of India’s legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray. Our colleague Aruna Vasudev is the first receiver of this prize. She is “an eminent film scholar, critic, editor and author”. More