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Krakow Off Plus Camera winners shared over 130 000€ cash award and 1M zlotys production fund

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The winner of the Kraków Film Award is South Korean director Park Jung-Bum. The award of 100.000$ was handed by Jerzy Skolimowski.     "I am here for the first time, but maybe it will sound as a threat - not the last time" - he said. Agnieszka Odorowicz, director of PISF, handed in an additional award - 1 million zloties (under the condition that the film will be made in Poland). She congratulated the organisers of the festival and stressed that Kraków hold...

Krakow’s film celebration underway!

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Today is the beginning of the 4th edition of Poland’s biggest independent film festival – OFF PLUS CAMERA. The program includes multiple meetings with the stars of cinema, workshops, discussion panels, new sections and contests.  Many movie personalities accepted our invitation: one of the most famous Hindu actors – Amitabh Bachchan, versatile Polish artist Lech Majewski, Australian director and screenwriter Peter Weir, Richard Jenkins, actor with an impressive filmography, as well as th...

Off Plus Camera will host the FIPRESCI award!

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Off Plus Camera Film Festival is constantly expanding its horizons and working hard on many novelties. This 4th year of the festival, The International Federation of Film Critics will award its prestigious accolade - FIPRESCI.  The International Federation of Film Critics ( Fédération Internationale de la Presse Cinématographique) is an association of professional film critics from all over the world. The Federation took shape in Paris on June 6th 1930. The main aim of the association is to...

Berlin prizes of the Independent Juries

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A jury is considered independent when its members are not selected by the Berlinale. A number of independent juries award prizes at the Berlinale. The high level of quality and diversity of the films are an invitation for critical examination and discerning judgment that opens up new directions. Accordingly the independent juries award their prizes along different criteria, in accordance to the special intention linked to each award. Award ceremony of the Independent Juries 2009 The fo...

Thessaloniki Film Festival wrapped and delivered its awards.

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The jury of the International Competition Section of the 50th Thessaloniki Film Festival comprised of: Theo Angelopoulos, Director (Greece), President Lissy Bellaiche, Sales agent for the I/S Danish Film Producers (Denmark) Mirjana Karanovic, Actress (Serbia) Eugenio Caballero, Production designer (Mexico) Lav Diaz, Director (Philippines) Gyorgi Palfi, Director (Hungary) and Amos Poe, Director (USA) THE AWARDS Best Feature Film Award - Golden Alexander (40.000...

The Torino Film Festival awards

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The Jury of Torino 26 – Feature Film Competition of the 26th Torino Film Festival, composed of Alexey German jr. (Russia), Jonathan Lethem (USA), Dito Montiel (USA), Alba Rohrwacher (Italy), Jerzy Stuhr (Poland), awards the following prizes: • Best Film (25.000 euros) to:TONY MANERO by Pablo Larraín (Chile/Brazil, 2008, 98 min) • Jury Special Award (10.000 euros) to:PRINCE OF BROADWAY by Sean Baker (USA, 2008, 100 min) • Best Actress Award to:EMMANUELLE DEVOS for...

FIPRESCI's "Best Foreign Language Film of 2007" to Croatian "Armin"

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From almost all national submissions to the Academy Award for the Best Foreign Language Film, a jury of FIPRESCI selected at the Palm Springs International Film Festival (USA, January 3-14, 2008) — its first special award of the year, the "Best Foreign Language Film of 2007": "Armin" by Ognjen Svilicic (Croatia 2007) The jury presented also prizes for best actor and actress. Best Actress: ex equo Anamaria Marinca and Laura Vasiliu in "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days" (4 luni, 3 saptamani si 2 zil...

From Thessaloniki film festival: Film critique and blog

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The Round Table Discussion entitled “Film critique on the Internet: Blogs” took place on Friday, November 23rd at the Pavlos Zannas theatre.The President of the Thessaloniki Film Festival, Georges Corraface, attended the discussion. The panel, which was coordinated by Variety film critic Lisa Nesselson, consisted of film critics and bloggers Ilias Fragoulis and Iosif Proimakis, Athinorama film critic Christos Mitsis, director and film critic Ray Pride and The Guardian film critic, Ronald Ber...

The prizes of the Warsaw International Film Festival

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In the fifth edition of the New Films, New Directors International Competition, the jury comprising Petr Zelenka, Ilya Khrzhanovsky, Alberto Fuguet, Ognjen Sviličić, and Piotr Szczepański awarded the Grand Prix NESCAFÉ and 5,000 euros to Ivan Vyrypaev for Euphoria (Russia).The Cinemax Award for Best Script went to Retrieval directed by Sławomir Fabicki (script: Sławomir Fabicki, Denijal Hasanović, Marek Pruchniewski).The same picture also received a Special Jury Pr...

Critically acclaimed: Fipresci prizes

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Critics' Prizes at the festivals of Sofia, Fribourg, Mar del Plata, Guadalajara and ToulouseToulouse (Rencontres Cinémas d'Amérique Latine, France, March 11-20, 2005). Prize: "Live-in Maid" (Cama adentro) by Jorge Gaggero (Argentina, 2004). Jury: Anette Olsen, Denmark ("Dox Magazine", "Mifune"), Maja Bogojevic, Serbia-Montenegro ("Zinec"), Karin Wolfs, The Netherlands ("De Filmkrant", "Screen International"). Print source: Aquafilms, Cabello 3644, C1425APN Buenos Aires, T +54 (11) 4802 4218, v...

Fipresci prizes at recent festival

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The Prize of the International Criticsat the Festivals of Vienna, London, Valladolid, Kiev, Geneva, CottbusVienna (Austria, October 15-27, 2004). Prize, ex aequo: "Los Muertos" by Lisandro Alonso (Argentina, 2004), and "Down to the Bone" by Debra Granik (USA, 2004). Jury: Dana Linssen, The Netherlands, Gabe Klinger, US, H.C. Leitich, Austria. London (UK, October 20 - November 4, 2004). Prize: "Aaltra" by Benoit Delépine and Gustave Kervern (Belgium, 2003). Jury: Michel Ciment, France, Ernesto G...

Bin -Jip (3-Iron) from Kim Ki-Duk

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Bin-Jip (3-Iron) Violence has always been a dominent component of Korean films and for some directors it is almost a tic. Kim Ki-duk has spilled a lot of blood over the years, sometimes justifiably because of the subject, but often over-spilling the borders of necessity. With Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... Spring (2003), a serene contemplative Buddhist film, it seemed as though Kim had a change of heart. His latest, 3-Iron, combines the two aspects of his work. It does contain much violence, of...

Vera Drake from Mike Leigh

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This is the first time in Mike Leigh's nine feature films that he has used the name of a character in the title. There is a reason for this. Most of his other films had various characters revolving around a central theme. Here, everything revolves around one protagonist, Vera Drake, a cheerful cleaning lady, who helps everybody she can. She is a loving wife and mother. However, sornething else she does out of the goodness of her heart, though unknown to her family, is help young girls get aborti...

Havana awards to Suite Havana and more fipresci prizes

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Havana and Bratislawa critics prizes:At the International Festival of New Latin-American Cinema(Havana, Cuba, December 2-12, 2003) the Prize of the International Critics(FIPRESCI PRIZE) has been awarded to "Suite Havana" (Suite Habana) by Fernando Pérez (Cuba/Spain 2003)"For its courageous vision of Havana's daily life and its artistic and powerful use of images and sounds". The jury has been composed ofCarlos Brandao, Brazil, presidentJan Schulz-Ojala, Germany Jorge Letelier, Chile Boriana Mat...
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