International Federation of Film Critics
|Formation||6 June 1930|
|Founded at||Academy Palace, Brussels, Belgium|
|Type||Film critics organization|
|Isabelle Danel, Barbara Hollender|
Deputy General Secretary
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.
The FIPRESCI often gives out awards during film festivals (such as at the Vienna International Film Festival, the Toronto International Film Festival, the Cannes 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:
- Lee Chang-dong
- Orson Welles
- Ingmar Bergman
- Theodoros Angelopoulos
- Satyajit Ray
- Adoor Gopalakrishnan
- Bahman Ghobadi
- Danis Tanović
- Djibril Diop Mambety
- Pedro Almodóvar
- Béla Tarr
- Paul Thomas Anderson
- Andrzej Wajda
- Laurent Cantet
- Nuri Bilge Ceylan
- Akira Kurosawa
- Rainer Werner Fassbinder
- Jean-Luc Godard
- Claire Denis
- Manoel de Oliveira
- Marco Ferreri
- Michael Haneke
- Abbas Kiarostami
- Kim Ki-duk
- Aki Kaurismäki
- Antoni Krauze
- Ken Loach
- Werner Herzog
- Terrence Malick
- Michael Moore
- Cristian Mungiu
- Jafar Panahi
- Roman Polanski
- Abderrahmane Sissako
- Andrei Tarkovsky
- Uisenma Borchu
- Woody Allen
- Wong Kar-wai
- Julia Ducournau
- Nobuhiko Obayashi
- Srđan Karanović
- Robert Eggers
FIPRESCI Grand Prix
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
Paul Thomas Anderson is the only director to win this award three times.
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