International Federation of Film Critics

International Federation of Film Critics
[[File:In a huge boost to Indian cinema, debutant director Neeraj Ghaywan's Masaan won the prestigious critics prize in the Un Certain Regard category, which runs parallel to the competition for the main prize, Palme d'Or, at the 68th Cannes Film Festival, the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) announced late ...May 24, 2015|frameless]]
Abbreviation FIPRESCI
Formation 6 June 1930
Founded at Academy Palace, Brussels
Type Film critics organization
Headquarters Munich
Official language
English, French
Alin Tasciyan
Isabelle Danel, Barbara Hollender
General Secretary
Klaus Eder
Deputy General Secretary
György Kárpáti

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.[1] At present it has members in more than 50 countries worldwide.


The FIPRESCI often gives out awards during film festivals (such as the Vienna International Film Festival, the Toronto International Film Festival, the Cannes Film Festival, the Venice Film Festival and the Warsaw International Film Festival) to reward what they see as enterprising film making. Winners of the award include Theodoros Angelopoulos, Satyajit Ray, Danis Tanović, Djibril Diop Mambety, Pedro Almodóvar, Paul Thomas Anderson, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Jean-Luc Godard, Manoel de Oliveira, Michael Haneke,[2] Abbas Kiarostami, Kim Ki-duk, Aki Kaurismäki, Terrence Malick, Michael Moore, Cristian Mungiu, Jafar Panahi, Roman Polanski, Andrei Tarkovsky, Woody Allen and Wong Kar-wai.

Robert Bresson refused this award at 1974 Cannes Film Festival.


As of 2005, it also offers an online cinema journal, Undercurrents, edited by film critic Chris Fujiwara.[3]


  1. "Historical background 1925–1945". Retrieved 2010-07-31.
  2. "Michael Haneke's Amour, winner of the FIPRESCI Grand Prix". Retrieved 30 November 2012.

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