Cannes. Headed by FIPRESCI General Secretary Klaus Eder, a jury of critics will award the FIPRESCI Prize in Cannes (May 15-26) to a film each in the International Competition, in the "Un Certain Regard" section and in the "Directors' Fortnight / Critics' Week" sections. Jury members are Klaus Eder (Germany), Chris Fujiwara (USA), Jacob Jensen (Denmark), Safaa Haggag (Egypt), Youngmee HWANG (Korea), Barbara Lorey (France), Maja Bogojevic (Montenegro), Rwita Dutta (India) and Pierre-Simon Gutman (France). Jury coordinator is Pamela Biénzobas.
Istanbul. Film critics and filmmakers attacked by the Turkish police. FIPRESCI member taken in custody. See our public declaration.
Statement of the Hungarian Filmmakers' Association. Instead of the forthcoming 44th Hungarian Film Week the Hungarian Filmmakers' Association will hold an extraordinary and public General Assembly Meeting on February 2nd, 2013 in the Urania Cinema.
Festival Scope opens FIPRESCI Label. The online platform Festival Scope (www.festivalscope.com) known for providing film professionals with online screening of films from more than 60 of the most prestigious international film festivals (including Berlinale, Rotterdam, Locarno, Venice, Cannes' Directors' Fortnight and Critics' Week, Toronto & San Sebastian) has developed a new section. The section is called "Labels" and is aimed at providing additional visibility to the films awarded in festivals or selected by partner organizations.
The "Labels" will be launched with a special partnership with FIPRESCI, The International Federation of Film Critics. On the FIPRESCI page Festival Scope will present a selection of films that have been awarded the FIPRESCI Award in 2011 and the selection will be enriched along the year. Klaus Eder, General Secretary of FIPRESCI says: "Our aim is not only to present, at festivals, the critics' prize to the films we like. We also wish to help them getting a bigger audience. Festival Scope offers a wonderful chance to make our engagement better known to the professionals of cinema and to provoke the interest of other festivals and of buyers". Alessandro Raja, founder of Festival Scope, says: "We are thrilled to widen the scope of our activities with the creation of the "Labels" and equally proud to start with the very prestigious FIPRESCI. We will soon announce other partnerships under this brand, it's additional way for us to contribute to the promotion for the films presented on Festival Scope".
Publicity contact for Festival Scope: email@example.com.