The International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI, short for Fédération Internationale de la PRESse CInématographique) is an association of national organizations of professional film critics and film journalists from around the world for "the promotion and development of film culture and for the safeguarding of professional interests." It was founded in June 1930 in Brussels, Belgium. At present it has members in more than 50 countries worldwide. In reaction to the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, FIPRESCI announced that it will not participate in festivals and other events organized by the Russian government and its offices, and canceled a colloquium in St. Petersburg, that was to make it familiar with new Russian films.
|Formation||6 June 1930|
|Founded at||Academy Palace, Brussels, Belgium|
|Type||Film critics organization|
|Isabelle Danel, Barbara Hollender|
Deputy General Secretary
The FIPRESCI often gives out awards during film festivals (such as at the Berlin International Film Festival, the Cannes Film Festival, Vienna International Film Festival, the Toronto International Film Festival, the Venice Film Festival, the Warsaw Film Festival, and the International Film Festival of Kerala) to recognize examples of enterprising filmmaking.
Winners of the award include:
- Adoor Gopalakrishnan
- Arun Karthick
- Aki Kaurismäki
- Abbas Kiarostami
- Antoni Krauze
- Aditya Kripalani
- Akira Kurosawa
- Abderrahmane Sissako
- Andrei Tarkovsky
- Andrzej Wajda
- Bahman Ghobadi
- Béla Tarr
- Bertrand Bonello
- Cristian Mungiu
- Claire Denis
- Danis Tanović
- Djibril Diop Mambety
- Jafar Panahi
- Jean-Luc Godard
- Julia Ducournau
- Kim Ki-duk
- Ken Loach
- Ingmar Bergman
- Laurent Cantet
- Lee Chang-dong
- Manav Kaul
- Manoel de Oliveira
- Marco Ferreri
- Michael Haneke
- Michael Moore
- Neeraj Ghaywan
- Nobuhiko Obayashi
- Nuri Bilge Ceylan
- Orson Welles
- Paul Thomas Anderson
- Pedro Almodóvar
- Prateek Vats
- Rainer Werner Fassbinder
- Robert Eggers
- Roman Polanski
- Satyajit Ray
- Srđan Karanović
- Terrence Malick
- Theodoros Angelopoulos
- Uisenma Borchu
- Werner Herzog
- Woody Allen
- Wong Kar-wai
FIPRESCI Grand PrixEdit
The FIPRESCI Grand Prix was created in 1999, and is presented every year at the San Sebastián Film Festival. It is the federation’s most representative acknowledgement, as it is not chosen by a jury (like the international critics prize awarded to a film from a festival program), but is elected by all members, and all feature-length productions of the previous twelve months are eligible.
- 1985 - Faces of Women (Visages de femmes), Desiré Ecaré
- 1998 - The Hole, Tsai Ming-liang
- 1999 - All About My Mother (Todo sobre mi madre), Pedro Almodóvar
- 2000 - Magnolia, Paul Thomas Anderson
- 2001 - The Circle, Jafar Panahi
- 2002 - The Man Without a Past, Aki Kaurismäki
- 2003 - Uzak, Nuri Bilge Ceylan
- 2004 - Notre musique, Jean-Luc Godard
- 2005 - 3-Iron, Kim Ki-duk
- 2006 - Volver, Pedro Almodóvar
- 2007 - 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, Cristian Mungiu
- 2008 - There Will Be Blood, Paul Thomas Anderson
- 2009 - The White Ribbon, Michael Haneke
- 2010 - The Ghost Writer, Roman Polanski
- 2011 - The Tree of Life, Terrence Malick
- 2012 - Amour, Michael Haneke
- 2013 - Blue Is the Warmest Colour (La vie d'Adèle), Abdellatif Kechiche
- 2014 - Boyhood, Richard Linklater
- 2015 - Mad Max: Fury Road, George Miller
- 2016 - Toni Erdmann, Maren Ade
- 2017 - The Other Side of Hope, Aki Kaurismäki
- 2018 - Phantom Thread, Paul Thomas Anderson
- 2019 - Roma, Alfonso Cuarón
- 2020 - Not awarded
- 2021 - Nomadland, Chloé Zhao
- 2022 - Drive My Car, Ryusuke Hamaguchi
Paul Thomas Anderson is the only director to win this award three times.
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