Founded in 1930, FIPRESCI (Federation Internationale de la Presse Cinematographique) is the name of the international umbrella organization for professional film critics and film journalists. FIPRESCI works to promote film culture and safeguard professional interests.

FIPRESCI is well known for its involvement in juries at film festivals. Presently, there are FIPRESCI juries at almost 70 international film festivals. The FIPRESCI jury awards «The International Critic’s Award», which often is regarded as equally important as official jury prizes. The aim of the FIPRESCI award is «to promote film art and to encourage new and young cinema».


Simon Popek, Ekran magazine, Slovenia

Fernando Salvá, El Periódico & Cinemania, Spain

Peter Stuart Robinson, Montages, Norway

Previous winners

2024 Riceboy Sleeps, Anthony Shim, Canada

2023 Pacifiction, Albert Serra, France, Spain, Germany, Portugal, Films Boutique
2022 Mr. Bachmann and his class, Maria Speth, Germany, Films Boutique
2021 The Truffle Hunters, Michael Dweck & Gregory Kershaw, Italy/USA/Greece, SF Studios
2020 Lillian, Andreas Horvath, Austria, Cercamon
2019 Gundermann, Andreas Dresen, Germany, Patra Spanou
2018 Angels Wear White, Vivian Qu, China/France, Wild Bunch
2017 Graduation, Cristian Mungiu, Romania, Arthaus
2016 Anomalisa, Charlie Kaufman/Duke Johnson, USA, UiP
2015 L'il Quinquin, Bruno Dumont, France, NDM
2014 Ida, Pawel Pawlikowski, Poland/Denmark, Arthaus
2013 Camille Rewinds, Noémie Lvovsky, France, Gaumont
2012 Elena, Andrej Zvjagintsev, Russia, Pyramide Films
2011 How I Ended This Summer, Alexei Popogrebsky, Russia
2010 10 To 11, Pelin Esmer, Tyrkey
2009 Revansje / Revanche, Götz Spielmann, Austria
2008 The Secret of the Grain, Abdellatif Kechiche, France
2007 Still Life, Zhang Ke Jia, China
2006 Oljeberget / The Rich Country, Aslaug Holm, Norway
2005 En midtvinternatts drøm / Midwinter Night’s Dream, Goran Paskaljevic, Serbia and Montenegro
2004 Stillheten mellom to tanker / Silence Between Two Thoughts, Babak Payami, Iran
2003 Salmer fra kjøkkenet / Kitchen Stories, Bent Hamer, Norway
2002 Sent bryllup / Late Marriage, Dover Koshashvili, Israel