Thursday, November 11, 2010

Critics’ Prize-Fipresci award- in IFFI 2010

Government of India in the Information and Broadcasting Ministry has decided to introduce the FIPRESCI award (Fédération Internationale de la Presse Cinématographique -International Federation of Film Critics) for Indian Panorama Feature Films from the 41st edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI ).This is a long awaited initiative. The International Federation of Film Critics 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. The FIPRESCI often gives out awards during film festivals (such as the Toronto International Film Festival, the Cannes Film Festival, the Venice Film Festival ,the Warsaw International Film Festival and in India in the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK)) to the critically acclaimed films . Festival Awards are presented at a series of international festivals. Special Awards are also being presented to the best choices of the year. Roman Polanski's The Ghost Writer is the winner of the Grand Prix 2010 for the Best Film of the Year, as a result of the poll in which 296 critics, worldwide members of FIPRESCi, participated. Every year at the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, FIPRESCI honors a Latin American film personality. This year, the award has been presented to Argentinean filmmaker and producer Pablo Trapero and his actress Martina Gusman. "Pablo Trapero and Martina Gusman are one of the biggest creative forces of the last decade in Argentinean cinema and will doubtless be a great inspiration for future generations of Latin American directors and producers", writes Diego Lerer .At Rio de Janeiro , Diary, Letters, Revolutions, the documentary by Brazilian Flavia Castro, won the Critics' Prize . The Critics' Prize has unanimously been awarded to the film Hitler in Hollywood by Belgium director Frédéric Sojcher in Karlovy Vary. Winter Vacation (Han Jia), directed by Li Honqqi (China, 2010), has been selected by the critics' jury (FIPRESCI Prize) in Locarno.

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