Friday, February 22, 2008

Critics' Prizes at Berlinale

FIPRESCI informs*:

At the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale, Germany, February 7-17, 2008), a jury of FIPRESCI, the International Federation of Film Critics, saw the international competitive selection as well as the parallel sections Panorama and International Forum of New Cinema, and presented the Prize of the International Critics (FIPRESCI Prize) to:
"Lake Tahoe" by Fernando Eimbcke (Mexico, 2008)
(International Competition)
"Mermaid" (Rusalka) by Anna Melikyan (Russia, 2007)
"Shahida – Brides of Allah" (Shahida) by Natalie Assouline (Israel, 2008)
(International Forum of New Cinema)
Jury members were:
Per Haddal, Norway, president , Jurica Pavicic, Croatia ,Barbara Hollender, Poland
Göran Bjelkendal, Sweden ,Hassouna Mansouri, Tunisia ,Thomas Abeltshauser, Germany ,Pablo Utin, Israel ,Gulnara Abikeyeva, Kazakhstan
Elfriede Schmitt, Germany ,Jury secretary: Angelika Kettelhack, Germany

*message from Klaus Eder , FIPRESCI

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