Monday, March 30, 2009

Critics( FIPRESCI ) Prize in Guadalajara and Toulouse

Toulouse Festival(Rencontres des Cinémas d'Amérique Latine )in France( March 20-29, 2009). FIPRESCI Jury consisting of Bojidar Manov, Bulgaria; Wolfgang Hamdorf, Germany; Maria Teresa Oleksiewicz, Poland awarded Critics prize to "Stories"(Historias extraordinarias) by Mariano Llinás (Argentina, 2008, 252 min)in Toulouse Festival in France..

Guadalajara (Mexico, March 19-27, 2009). FIPRESCI Jury consisting of Joao Antunes, Portugal, president; Francisco Eduardo Padrón Nodarse, Cuba; Dennis West, USA; Chiara Arroyo Cella, Spain/Mexico,awarded Critics prize to Ibero american Competition: The Maid (La nana) by Sebastián Silva (Chile, 2009). Prize Mexican Competiton: Black Sheep (Oveja negra) by Humberto Hinojosa Ozcariz (Mexico, 2009). .

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Critics Prizes (FIPRESCI ) in Fribourg and Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki (Documentary Film Festival "Images of the 21st Century", Greece, March 13-22, 2009).
Prize, International Competition: "Prodigal Sons" by Kimberly Reed (USA, UK, 2008). Best Greek Documentary: "Bathers" (Louomeno) by Eva Stefani (Greece, 2009).
Jury: László Kriston, Hungary, president ("Vox Mozimagazin", "Magyar Narancs", "Magyar Radio"), Dubravka Lakic, Serbia ("Politika", "Slobodna Bosna", "Pobjeda"), José Miguel Gaspar, Portugal ("Jornal de Notícias"), Michael Pekler, Austria ("Der Standard"), Dimitris Haritos, Greece.

Fribourg (Switzerland, March 14-21, 2009).
Prize: "Shakespeare and Victor Hugo's Intimacies" (Intimidades de Shakespeare y Victor Hugo) by Yulene Olaizola (Mexico, 2008).
Jury:Ronald Bergan, UK, president ("The Guardian"), Diego Brodersen, Argentina ("Página/12", "El Amante/Cine", "Revista N-Clarin"), Övgü Gökce, Turkey ("Altyazi Sinema Dergisi"), Télesphore MBA BIZO, Cameroun ("Cameroon Radio Television", "Terroirs", Christian Jungen, Switzerland ("Mittellandzeitung", "Sonntag").

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Critics Awards – FIPRESCI - at the Festivals in Miami, Sofia, Mexico City

Miami (USA, March 6-15, 2009). The Miami Film Festival has become one of the key events for showcasing not only the best examples of the Ibero-American cinematographies, but also the new trends and trajectories on world cinema.This years critics prize goes to: "Involuntary" (De Ofrivilliga) by Ruben Östlund (Sweden, 2008), shown in the "World Competition" section. FIPRESCI Jury: Eleanor Ringel Cater (USA), Paulo Portugal (Portugal), Josefina Sartora (Argentina).

Sofia (Bulgaria, March 5-15, 2009).The 13th Sofia Festival presented more than 200 films through its international, regional and national programs .FIPRESCI Prize for this edition awarded to: "The Happiest Girl in the World" (Cea mai fericita fata din lume) by Radu Jude (Romania, Netherlands, 2009), shown in the festival's international competition. FIPRESCI Jury: Einar Staalesen (Norway), Tonci Valentic (Croatia), Ingeborg Bratoeva (Bulgaria).

Mexico City (Mexico City International Contemporary Film Festival, Mexico, February 17 – March 1, 2009).Living in the shadow of the enormous neighborhood of the United States, Mexico once again had the brilliant idea to organize the Festival of Independent Cinema, after five successfull editions under Paula Astorga now with a new team.Winner of this year's FIPRESCI Prize is: "Our Fight" (Nuestra lucha) by Jaime Rogel Román (Mexico, 2008, HDV). FIPRESCI Jury: Joel Poblete (Chile), Fernando Palumbo (Uruguay), Chiara Arroyo Cella (Spain/Mexico).