Talianske prístavné mesto Bari je hlavným mestom provincie Apúlie. Keď pred štyrmi rokmi Felice Laudadio založil v tomto na pamiatky bohatom meste Medzinárodný filmový festival Bari (Bari international film festival), známy pod názvom Bif&st a stal sa jeho umeleckým riaditeľom. Okamžite poskytol možnosť pravidelne usporiadať na úvod festivalu aj valné zhromaždenie FIPRESCI (Fédération internationale de la presse cinématographique / Medzinárodná federácia filmových kritikov, presnejšie „filmovej tlače“). Teda tohto roku ( Bifest sa začal 16. 3 a trval do 23.3.2013) sa už tu po štvrtý raz usporiadalo aj valné zhromaždenie FIPRESCI.
Generálny tajomník FIPRESCI Klaus Eder konštatoval, že už 25 rokov je práve Taliansko tou krajinou, ktorá dáva možnosť usporiadať valné zhromaždenie filmových kritikov. Cesta usadiť sa v Bari nebola taká jednoduchá. Stretnutie sa udialo napríklad aj v Miláne, potom vo Viareggio, Taormine, Ríme, aby sa jeho „domovom“ stalo možno definitívne Bari. Klaus Eder konštatoval tiež, že okrem vyjasnenia si mnohých problémov, ktoré súvisia s organizáciou a smerovaním FIPRESCI, je tu zároveň aj možnosť zoznámiť sa predovšetkým s najnovšími dielami talianskej kinematografie, ale aj s medzinárodnou tvorbou. Na valnom zhromaždení bol, samozrejme, prítomný aj prezident FIPRESCI Jean Roy, uznávaný kritik a autor mnohých kníh. Devätnásť rokov bol riaditeľom Týždňa kritiky na festivale v Cannes. Slovensko, ktoré je členom medzinárodnej organizácie filmových kritikov, bolo na valnom zhromaždení po prvý raz.
Aktivitám organizácie sa venoval Klaus Eder, podrobne informoval takmer o 47 národných sekciách, účastiach na medzinárodných porotách, administratívnych problémoch, rôznych mimoriadnych aktivitách. V roku 2012 sa podarilo zostaviť 76 porôt, čo je o 5 viac ako v predošlom roku. Žiaľ, ani FIPRESCI sa nevyhla najväčšiemu neduhu súčasnosti, a to neplatičom. Ako si poradiť s týmto problémom a priviesť hriešnikov k náprave sa nakoniec rozprúdila azda najväčšia diskusia. Musím sa pochváliť, že Slovensko medzi nich nepatrí.
„Jednota je v podstate naše motto“, zdôraznil Jean Roy dodal, že bez ohľadu na národnostné rozdiely si takmer všetci členovia plnia svoje úlohy, najmä čo sa týka účasti v porotách. Konštatoval tiež, že naše životné podmienky si z roka na rok horšie, čo sa, samozrejme, odrazí aj na filmovej tlači. Snahou FIPRESCI v budúcnosti bude organizáciu rozšíriť o ďalšie národné sekcie.
Okrem neplatičov bola jednou z hlavných tém zhromaždenia nedisciplinovanosť niektorých členov, a to napísať správu o rokovaní v porotách. Správu musí člen poroty poslať po skončení festivalu v angličtine, a to čo najskôr. Zrejme je to dlho sa vlečúci problém inak by viceprezident György Karpati neprišiel s návrhom, že tým čo si nedokážu splniť ani základnú povinnosť by sa malo pozastaviť členstvo. Nedokážem posúdiť, či k tomuto radikálnemu kroku pristúpi, ale považujem si za povinnosť upozorniť touto cestou našich filmových novinárov, že keď už ich do porôt Klub filmových novinárov navrhne a ústredie FIPRESCI schváli, aby na správu v jazyku anglickom nezabudli. V opačnom prípade ich KFN už nenavrhne.
Počas rokovania odznelo ešte mnoho podnetných návrhov, z ktorých mnohé sú špecifické len pre konkrétnu krajinu. Pre nás je záväzná užšia spolupráca, vrátane účasti (raz do roka) na valnom zhromaždení a tiež sa očakáva od našej národnej sekcie viac návrhov do porôt.
Koho sa táto téme dotýka iste ho bude zaujímať, koľko novinárov sa v roku 2012 zúčastnilo v porotách FIPRESCI. Pripájame teda v angličtine zoznam ich účasti a tiež kompletný zoznam všetkých porôt. Dodávame takisto v anglickom jazyku aj návrh štatútu, ktorý sa po pripomienkach upravoval. Nové znenie nemáme ešte k dispozícii, ale v krátkom čase ho vymeníme.
Jury Participations 2012
Argentina. 2012 Cartagena (Gustavo Noriega), Buenos Aires
(Gustavo Castagna), Toronto (Juan M. Dominguez), San
Sebastian (Paulo Pecora), Vienna (Diego Brodersen), Mar del
Plata (Nazareno Brega).
Armenia. 2012 Yerevan (Garegin Zakoyan).
Australia. 2012 Fribourg (Cerise Howard – Melbourne),
Karlovy Vary (Lesley Chow – Melbourne), Busan (Jake
Wilson – Melbourne), Dubai (Julie Rigg - Sydney).
Austria. 2012 Vienna (Alexandra Zawia).
Bangla Desh. 2012 Dhaka (Ershad Komal Khan).
Belgium. 2012 Krakow Short/Doc (Katia Bayer), Annecy
Brazil. 2012 Palm Springs (Mario Abbade), Mumbai Doc
(Carlos Alberto Mattos), Rotterdam (Marcelo Janot), Rio
(Denise Lopes), Rio (Nelson Hoineff).
Bulgaria. 2012 Sofia (Dimitar Kabaivanov), Wiesbaden
(Maja Dimitrova), Almaty (Andronika Martonova).
Cameroon. 2012 Dubai (Jean-Marie Mollo Olinga).
Canada. 2012 Göteborg (Guilhem Caillard – Montreal),
Thessaloniki Doc (Guilhem Caillard – Montreal), San
Francisco (Claire Valade – Montreal), Seattle (Pascal Grenier
– Montreal), Montreal (José Antonio Teodoro – Toronto),
Toronto (Louis-Paul Rioux – Montreal), Toronto (Brian
Mckechnie – Toronto), Troia (Michel Euvrard - Montreal),
Havana (José Antonio Teodoro – Toronto).
Chile. 2012 Istanbul (Pamela Biénzobas, president), Cannes
(Pamela Biénzobas), San Francisco (Andrés Nazarala), San
Sebastian (Pamela Biénzobas).
Croatia. 2012 Motovun (Mima Simic), Durres (Jelena Jindra),
Troia (Dean Kotiga), Thessaloniki (Tonci Valentic), Cottbus
(Tomislav Sakic), Stockholm (Dragan Jurak), Ljubljana
Cuba. 2012 Mannheim (Alberto Ramos), Havana (Ana
Czech Republic. 2012 Lecce (Eva Zaoralova, president),
Karlovy Vary (Vojtech Rynda).
Denmark. 2012 Mumbai Doc (Steffen Moestrup), Reykjavik
(Christian Monggaard), Mannheim (Nanna Frank Rasmussen).
Egypt. 2012 Berlin (Essam Zakarea), Locarno (Fawzi
Soliman), Abu Dhabi (Essam Zakaryia), Thessaloniki (Samir
Farid, president), Cairo (Ferial Kamel).
Estonia. 2012 Tallinn (Martin Oja).
Finland. 2012: -
France. 2012 Dhaka (Hubert Niogret - Syndicat), Wiesbaden
(Bernard Besserglik – UJC), Istanbul (Dieter Wieczorek –
UJC), Cannes (Isabelle Danel – Syndicat), Cannes (Laura
Laufer - UJC), Krakow Off Plus (Eithne O'Neill - Syndicat),
Oberhausen (Donald James – Syndicat), Moscow (Frédéric
Ponsard - Syndicat), Durres (Pierre-Simon Gutman, Syndicat),
Montreal (Dominique Martinez - Syndicat), Almaty (Shahla
Nahid - UJC), San Sebastian (Pamela Pianezza – Syndicat),
Perm (Bernard Besserglik – UJC), Abu Dhabi (Barbara Lorey
de Lacharrière, president - UJC), Abu Dhabi (Houda Ibrahim
– Syndicat), Warsaw (Pamela Pianezza – Syndicat), Leipzig
(Jean-Max Mejean - Syndicat), Taipei (France Hatron -
Syndicat), Bratislava (Dominique Martinez - Syndicat),
Tallinn (Dieter Wieczorek – UJC), Tunis (Barbara Lorey de
Lacharrière, president - UJC), Tunis (Rita Bukauskaite –
Georgia. 2012 Cluj (Salome Kikaleishvili). Cairo (Salome
Germany. 2012 Tromsö (Bodo Schönfelder), Berlin (Claudia
Lenssen), Berlin (Bettina Schuler), Hong Kong (Helmut
Merker), Cannes (Beatrice Behn), Oberhausen (Doris Kuhn),
Ankara (Alexandra Puetter), Annecy (Daniel Kothenschulte),
New Delhi (Klaus Eder), Montreal (Claudia Lenssen,
president), San Sebastian (Klaus Eder, president), Valladolid
(Angelika Kettelhack), Kiev (Ingrid Beerbaum), Leipzig
(Kirsten Kieninger), Geneva (Kira Taszman), Thessaloniki
(Andreas Günther), Cottbus (Jennifer Borrmann), Stockholm
(Florian Vollmers), Ljubljana (Katharina Dockhorn),
Mannheim (Wilfried Reichart), Gijón (Günter H. Jekubzik),
Torino (Holger Roemers), Cairo (Klaus Eder, president),
Havana (Rolf Rüdiger Hamacher), Dubai (Karsten Kastelan).
Great Britain. 2012 Rotterdam (Carmen Gray), Sofia (Alison
Elizabeth Frank), Toulouse (Alison Frank), Fribourg (Sheila
Johnston), Cannes (Rita di Santo), Karlovy Vary (Carmen
Gray, president), Wroclaw (Alison Frank), Durres (Alison
Frank - cancelled), Venice (Derek Malcolm, president),
Almaty (Steven Yates), Reykjavik (Carmen Gray), Cottbus
(Alison Frank), Athens (Carmen Gray), Havana (Carmen
Greece. 2012 Thessaloniki Doc (Stratos Kersanidis),
Thessaloniki (Nick Aletras), Athens (Nestoras Poulakos).
Hong Kong. 2012 Rotterdam (Clarence Tsui), Hong Kong
(Lawrence Lau), Taipei (Ernest Chan Chi Wa).
Hungary. 2012 Berlin (Zsolt Gyenge), Moscow (György
Kárpáti), Miskolc (György Baron), Mannheim (Gyözö
Mátyás), Kerala (György Kárpáti).
India. 2012 Mumbai Doc (Utpal Borpujari), Berlin
(Meenakshi Shedde), New Delhi (Shoma Chatterji), Montreal
(Bitopan Borborah – not invited), Toronto (Ashok Rane),
Busan (Madhu Eravankara), Abu Dhabi (Premendra Nath
Mazumder), Kerala (Subrahmanyan Viswanath), Dubai (Altaf
Italy. 2012 Cartagena (Renzo Fegatelli - Critics), Guadalajara
(Andrea Martini - Critics), Cannes (Paola Casella – Critics),
Lecce (Bruno Torri - Critics), Oberhausen (Goffredo De
Pascale - Critics), Cluj (Alberto Castellano - Critics), Krakow
Short(Doc (Giovanni Ottone – Critics), Montreal (Renzo
Fegatelli - Critics), Venice (Francesca Felletti – Critics),
Troiqa (Furio Fossati – Critics), Torino (Bruno Torri - Critics),
Cairo (Patrizia Pistagnesi).
Japan. 2012: -
Korea. 2012 Berlin (Youngmee Hwang), Busan (YOOK Jung
Latvia. 2012: -
Macedonia. 2012 Motovun (Dejan Trajkoski), Torino
((Marina Kostova - canceled).
Netherlands. 2012 Rotterdam (Nicole Santé), Istanbul
(Nicole Santé), Cannes (Ronald Rovers), Krakow Off Plus
(Maricke Nieuwdorp), Odessa (Mike Naafs), Locarno
(Belinda van de Graaf), Miskolc (Dineke de Zwaan), Perm
Norway. 2012 Tromsö (Tord Olander Pedersen), Berlin (Nils
Olav Saeveras), Locarno (Maria Fosheim Lund).
Peru. 2012 Guadalajara (José Romero), Buenos Aires
(Gabriel Enrique Quispe), Montreal (José Romero), Mar del
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Plata (Rodrigo Portales).
Poland. 2012 Sofia (Leslaw Roman Czaplinski – Authors),
Krakow Off Plus (Anita Piotrowska Authors), Krakow
Short/Doc (Miroslaw Przylipiak, Authors), Karlovy Vary
(Lukas Maciejewski – Authors), Wroclaw (Wiktoria Salwa –
Authors), Montreal (Andrzej Gwodz), Venice (Barbara
Hollender - Authors), Reykjavik (Wieslaw Godzic – Authors),
Warsaw ((Andrzej Fogler – Authors), Leipzig (Marcin
Gizycki – Authors), Thessaloniki (Michal Oleszczyk –
Authors), Tallinn (Janusz Gazda), Torino (Maria Oleksiewicz).
Portugal. 2012 Cannes (Rui Pedro Tendinha), Yerevan (Joao
Antunes), Venice (Francisco Ferreira).
Romania. 2012 Toulouse (Giulia Dobre), Ankara (Luminita
Boerescu), Cluj (Angelo Mitchievici), Mannheim (Giulia
Russia. 2012 Dhaka (Kirill Razlogov), Göteborg (Sergei
Anashkin), iesbaden (Larisa Malyukova), Toulouse (Kirill
Razlogov), Moscow (Alexei Gusev), Miskolc (Alexei Gusev),
Perm (Sergei Anashkin), Busan (Angelika Artiukh –
cenceled), Valladolid (Alexei Gusev), Kiev (Kirill Razlogov),
Vienna (Victoria Mayzel-Smirnova), Bratislava (Julia
Serbia. 2012 Cannes (Borislav Andjelic, president – YU I),
Annecy (Bojidar Zecevic – YU II), Motovun (Vladan Petkovic
– YU I), Gijón (Radmila Djurica – YU II).
Slovakia. 2012 Batislava (Viera Langerova).
Slovenia. 2012 Fribourg (Katja Cicigoj), Ljubljana (Igor
Harb), Mar del Plata (Ziva Emersic Mali).
Spain. 2012 Buenos Aires (Quim Casas – Barcelona),
Yerevan ((Margarita Chapatte – Barcelona), Odessa (Fernando
Salvá Grimalt – Barcelona), San Sebastian (José Enrique
Monterde – Barcelona), Abu Dhabi (Fernando Salvá –
Barcelona), Valladolid (Joan Millaret Valls – Barcelona),
Stockholm (Margarita Chapatte Lopez - Barcelona), Gijón
(Paula Bordonada – Barcelona), Torino (Gonzalo de Pedro –
Barcelona - canceled), Havana (José Ramón Otero).
Sri Lanka. 2012: -
Sweden. 2012 Lecce (Jon Asp), Seattle (Emma Gray Munthe),
Moscow (Leif Joley), Montreal (Jacob Lundström), Toronto
Switzerland. 2012 Berlin (Beat Glur), Fribourg (Nina Scheu),
Locarno (Pascal Gavillet), Geneva (Beat Glur).
Tunisia. 2012 Istanbul (Noura Borsali), Moscow (Lotfi Ben
Khalifa), Geneva (Lotfi Ben Khalifa), Carthage (Ahmed
Bouhrem), Cairo (Mahrez Karoui), Kerala (Narjes Torchani).
Turkey. 2012 Tromsö (Melis Behlil), Thessaloniki Doc
(Necati Sönmez), Istanbul (Kerem Akca), Istanbul (Erman
Ata Uncu), Ankara (Yesim Tabak), Karlovy Vary (Nil Kural),
Wroclaw (Müge Turan), Venice (Cüneyt Cebenoyan), Busan
(Melis Behlil), Athens (Esin Kücüktepepinar), Carthage (Janet
Ukraine. 2012 Odessa (Andrei Alferov), Kiev (Iryna
Uruguay. 2012: -
U.S.A. 2012 Palm Springs (Nathan Lee), Rotterdam (Dennis
Lim), Berlin (Scott Foundas, president), Seattle (Henry
Sheehan), Vienna (Jonathan Rosenbaum), Toronto (Peter
This is an overview on all juries where we're present with a
jury (based on the 2012 events). Changes of festivals and dates
are possible. All juries are in detail been announced in
circulars, with an information on the conditions of invitations,
on the exact dates, on a jury period which might in some cases
be introduced, and of course on the deadlines (which are
normally around two to three months before the event).
Palm Springs (USA, January). The jury (three members)
awards the "International Critics' Prize for the Best Official
Foreign Language Film of the Year".
Dhaka (Bangladesh, January, biennial).
Tromso (Norway, January). International festival high up in
Rotterdam (The Netherlands, January/February). Worldwide
independent cinema. Our jury focuses on the "Bright Future"
Göteborg-Gothenburg (Sweden, January). International
festival, with a large section of Nordic films.
Mumbai (India, Documentary Film Festival, biennial).
Berlin (Germany, February). Three prizes, for a film each in
the competitive section, in Panorama and in Forum.
Cartagena (Colombia, February). One of the longest-running
film festivals in Latin America, with a focus on Ibero-
American movies and on movies from the Caribbean area.
Guadalajara (Mexico, March). Ibero-American
cinematographies (Latin America plus Spain and Portugal),
new Mexican films.
Sofia (Bulgaria, March). International festival with a special
interest in Balkan cinema (including Bulgaria).
Thessaloniki - Thessalonica (Greece, March). Documentary
film festival ("Images of the 21st Century").
Fribourg (Switzerland, March). Films from "three
continents": Africa, Asia, Latin America.
Toulouse (France, March/April). "Rencontres Cinémas
d'Amérique Latine" - Festival of Latin American Cinemas.
Hong Kong (March/April). Our jury focuses on a selection
of young Asian films.
Istanbul (Turkey, April). Two prizes: international
competition, Turkish Panorama.
Wiesbaden (Germany, April). go-East Film Festival,
dedicated to Eastern European cinematographies.
Buenos Aires (Argentina, April). Independent world cinema,
with a good selection of Latin American and Argentinean
Kraków (Poland, April). OFF Plus CAMERA International
Festival of Independent Cinema.
Lecce (Italy, April). Festival of European films.
San Francisco (USA, April/May). International festival. Our
jury focuses on first and second features ("New Directors").
Oberhausen (Germany, May). Traditional short film festival.
Ankara (Turkey, May). "Flying Broom International
Women's Film Festival". Focus on films made by women
Cannes (France, May). Three prizes: for a film in or out of
competition; for a film in "Un Certain Regard"; for a film in
"Quinzaine des Réalisateurs" and "Semaine de la Critique".
Seattle (May/June). International Festival. Our winner
isselected from the films in the New American Cinema section
that are without US Distribution.
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Kraków (Poland, May/June). Short film festivals.
Cluj - Transsilvania (Romania, May/June). International
festival, with a focus on cinemas of the region.
Troia (Portugal, June; in 2012 exceptionally in September).
International festival dedicated to small cinematographies.
Annecy (France, June). Animation film festival.
Moscow (Russia, June). International film festival.
Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic, July). International film
festival, with a focus on Eastern European cinemas.
Yerevan (Armenia, July). International festival, with a focus
on regional films (Caucasus, Turkey, Iran, Russia, Central
Asia, and Armenia).
Odessa (Ukraine, July). International event, with a good
possibility to get acquainted with Ukrainian films.
Wroclaw (Poland, July). ERA New Horizons International
Film Festival, works as an entry to the Polish market.
Motovun (Croatia, July/August)). International film festival.
Locarno (Switzerland, August). Independent world cinema.
Montreal (Canada, August). World Film Festival. One prize
international competition, another prize First Feature
Venice (Italy, August/September). International film festival.
Two prizes: for a film in or out of competition, and for a film
in "Horizons" or the Critics Week.
Toronto (Canada, September). Two prizes: for a film in the
"Special Presentations" series; and for a film in the
Riga (Latvia, Arsenals, September). International event with
a special interest in new and avantgarde cinema-
Almaty (Kazakhstan, September). Eurasia International Film
Festival. Focus on Central Asian Cinemas.
Reykjavik (Iceland, September/October). Young festival of
independent world cinema.
San Sebastian (Spain, September). International film festival,
one of the major European events. Marvelous retrospectives.
Durres (Albania, September). International Film Summer
Fest. Good selection of Balkan movies.
Pusan (Korea, October). International film festival, with a
strong emphasis on new Asian films.
Perm (Russia, October). Flahertiana – documentary film
Oslo (Norway, October). Films from the South: Africa, Asia,
Latin America. Not sure-
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil, September/October). International
film festival, with an interesting selection of recent Latin
American films and an exhaustive selection of new Brazilian
Warsaw (Poland, October). International festival. Focus of
our jury: first and second feature-length fiction films from
Central and Eastern Europe.
Abu Dhabi (Emirates, October). International event, with a
good selection of regional, Arab cinemas.
Leipzig (Germany, October). Documentaries and animated
Athens (Greece, October). Panorama of European Films. We
had no jury in 2011 (see the country's problems), and hope to
be back in 2012.
Kiev - Kyiv (Ukraina, October). "Molodist" International Film
Festival, focusing on young cinema.
Valladolid (Spain, October). "Semana Internacional de Cine".
International festival with a special interest in Latin American
Vienna (Austria, October/November). Viennale - independent
Cottbus (Germany, November). Festival of East European
Genève – Geneva (Switzerland, November). "Cinéma Tous
Ecrans - Festival International du Film et de la Télévision".
Mar del Plata (Argentina, November, advanced to March)).
International festival, with a strong representation of Latin
American (and of course Argentinean) films.
Stockholm (Sweden, November). International film festival
with a special interest in Nordic films.
Torino (Italy, November). Prestigious festival of new and
Bratislava (Slovak Republic, November). International film festival
overview of recent world cinema.
Thessaloniki - Thessalonica (Greece, November).
Independent world cinema.
Gijón (Spain, November). Independent world cinema, a good
selection in particular from the Americas.
Carthage - Journées Cinématographiques de Carthage. After
a break, we could establish our jury in 2012 (thanks to our
Tunisian National Section), and we hope to be back in 2013
Mannheim-Heidelberg (Germany, November). Independent
world cinema, European premieres only.
Ljubljana (Slovenia, November). International film festivals
with a competition dedicated to new directors.
Taipei (Taiwan, November). Golden Horse Film Festival.
Competition of Chinese-language films.
Tallinn (Estonia, November). Black Nights Film Festival.
Jury focus on Baltic cinemas.
Cairo (Egypt, November/December). Major event in the
Arabic world. It did not take place, from understandable
reason, in 2011, but will probably ba back in 2012.
Dubai (Emirates, December). Major event in the region.
Focus: Films from the Arab world ("Arab Muhr").
Havana (Cuba, December). "Festival Internacional del Nuevo
Cine Latinoamericano - International Festival of the New
Kerala - Trivandrum (India, December). International film
festival with a special interest in Third World
cinematographies and a focus on the local, Malayalam cinema.
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Palm Springs. In January, just prior to the Golden Globes
ceremony, we present the "International Critics' Prize
(FIPRESCI Prize) for the best official foreign language film
of the year".
Rotterdam. We cooperate with the festival in regard of the
"Trainee Project" initiative (fostering young critics).
Berlin. We co-organize "Talent Press", an initiative in favor
of young film critics, at the Berlinale Talent Campus.
Guadalajara. At the festival, we offer, together with Berlinale
Talent Campus and Goethe Institute, a workshop for young
film critics. Same in Buenos Aires, at BAFICI.
San Sebastian. Presentation of our Grand Prix – Film of the
Year (to be decided by a poll among all members).
Warsaw.We support the festival's workshop for young critics
(coming from Eastern Europe).
European Film Awards. A commission (FIPRESCI
/EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY) selects five nominees for
the "Discovery Award – Prix FIPRESCI".
Latin America. At the Rio de Janeiro International Film
Festival, we dedicate a Lifetime Achievement Award to an
outstanding filmmaker (in previous years, it were Fernando
Solanas, Nelson Pereira dos Santos, Fernanda Montenegro,
Arturo Ripstein, Pablo Trapero and Martina Gusman, Patricio
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Statutes - Proposal
Proposed changes are marked in strike-through or bold.
I. Purpose of the Federation
II. Members of the Federation
III. Organs of the Federation
IV Membership fees
V Further Regulations
VI. Provisional regulations of transition
I. Purpose of the Federation
The organizations of professional film critics and film
journalists, established in different countries for the promotion
and development of film culture and for the safeguarding of
professional interests, constitute the International Federation
of the Cinematographic Press (Fédération Internationale de la
Presse Cinématographique - FIPRESCI) - an institution
founded on the 6th of June 1930.
The purpose of the Federation is to develop, on an
international scale, the activities of its members, as they are
described in article 1, and particularly:
1. To safeguard the freedom and ethics of film criticism and
film journalism and of information.
2. To promote and expand the idea of the cinema as a means
of artistic expression and of cultural education.
3. To discuss, define and confirm the specific rights and
obligations of film criticism and journalism.
4. To encourage the exchange of ideas and experience among
film critics and film journalists of all countries and thereby
create, outside all ideological and political distinctions, a new
foundation for a permanent dialogue.
5. To publish and distribute all the documents which accord
with this view.
The official languages of the Federation are English and
II. Members of the Federation
1. The Federation is constituted of national organizations. All
such national organizations have the same rights and the same
2. By this means each national organization is considered to
be the National Section of the FIPRESCI. Each National
Section has one vote at the meetings and manifestations of the
3. As a rule, National Sections should be made up by one
organization only, satisfying the terms stipulated in the present
4. In exceptional cases, a maximum of two organizations can
be affiliated to FIPRESCI within a National Section.
1. The Federation is constituted and organized for professional
film journalists and film critics.
2. The affiliated organizations are obliged to write into their
respective statutes a minimum definition of film journalism
as for example the following: "Every person contributing
regularly film journalism or film criticism to daily papers or
periodicals, to cultural magazines, specialized or not, to radio
or television, or to electronic publications in as far as they are
published regularly and the contributors have the status of
critics or journalists in their country".
3. The affiliated institutions are obliged to write into their
respective statutes that critics or journalists being involved,
directly or indirectly, with publicity activities for companies
of the film industry, cannot be accepted as members.
1. The National Sections have to register those members who
wish to take part in the activities of the Federation.
2. This registration must be supported by evidence confirming
the qualifications defined by articles 2, 3 and 5 and by all
necessary professional data.
3. Only registered members can participate at assemblies and
other manifestations of the Federation.
4. Registration cannot be accepted if the persons wishing to
take part in the activities of the Federation have a permanent
or part time connection with production, distribution or
advertising companies or institutions, or in films shot in recent
years. Registration can be accepted conditionally if they have
connections with film festivals where the Federation
establishes a jury; in this case, they cannot be part of the
Federation's activities in those festivals.
1. In countries where two organizations exist, satisfying the
terms stipulated in the present statute and who ask for
membership of the Federation, the affiliation of these
organizations has to be effected by means of a National
Section, joining together the different organizations of the
2. In this case, the respective National Section is equally made
up of the organizations concerned and being equally entitled.
They are obliged to discuss and decide together every subject
regarding FIPRESCI. In case this coordination is not possible,
for what reason ever, the General Secretary is authorized to
decide the National Section's representation in all
manifestations of the Federation.
3. The organizations concerned have to agree on only one vote
for all items being discussed at the Federation and its meetings.
Should they not obtain any agreement, their vote will be
considered as null and void. In the absence of one or several
of the institutions, the institution present will have the only
right to vote.
1. Film critics and film journalists in countries where there
does not exist a National Section of FIPRESCI may join the
organization on an individual basis. Their membership has to
conform with all the relevant articles of this statute.
2. Whenever a qualified film critic or film journalist is
prevented, for reasons that will appear legitimate to the Board
of FIPRESCI, from joining a national section, he may join
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FIPRESCI as an individual member. His membership has to
conform with all relevant articles of this statute.
3. Whenever a qualified film critic or film journalist, who is
not a member of FIPRESCI, offers his help for a precise task
of FIPRESCI, he can be accepted by the General Secretary as
a temporary individual member for the length of his task,
which should not be longer than six months. A person cannot
be accepted more than once as temporary individual member.
He should join FIPRESCI, through a national section or as
regular individual member, if he wants to participate again in
4. The individual members of the Federation make up the
"Section of the individual members", which is considered as
one National Section.
The Board of FIPRESCI decides on every application for
membership. Candidates unanimously accepted immediately
receive the benefits of membership. Candidates not having
been accepted unanimously are presented by the Board, with
due objections, to the General Assembly which makes the final
1. Each National Section must provide the Federation
regularly with updated information on its members and its
national board, on changes of its statutes and other essential
items. In particular, each National Section must inform the
Federation bi-annually on its main activities.
2. Individual members have to substantiate their professional
III. Organs of the Federation
The Federation is defined as consisting of:
1. The Presidency
2. The General Secretariat
3. The Directors of Departments
4. The Board
5. The General Assembly
6. The Advisory Committee
1. The President represents FIPRESCI in all matters. He is
supported in his activities by two Vice-presidents.
2. The President and the two Vice-Presidents are elected for
two years, and may be reelected immediately only once in a
row. They cannot be of the same nationality.
3. The candidatures for the Presidency and the Vice-
Presidency must be given, in writing, to the General Secretary,
by a date published in the circular of the Federation. They are
made known to the members a month before the General
1. The General Secretary is in charge of the General
Secretariat, the permanent structure of the Federation,
supported by the Directors of Departments. His particular
a. to carry out all actual work of the Federation
b. to carry out the tasks and decisions of the Board
c. to administer the funds of the Federation
d. to prepare the bulletin of information and the circulars
addressed to members
e. to ensure that the statutes and the regulations are being
At each General Assembly the Secretary General presents the
financial report and a report on the activities of the Federation.
2. The Head Office of the Federation is based in the town
where the General Secretary resides.
3. The General Secretary is appointed by the General
Assembly on the proposition of the Board or of the National
Sections. His nomination is valid for a period of two years,
thereafter automatically confirmed.
4. On the proposal of the General Secretary, the board of
Fipresci may decide in some occasion to ask the General
Assembly to elect a Deputy General Secretary for two
years to assist him in his tasks.
5. The Deputy General Secretary may be reelected for
similar periods of two years following again the procedure
of article 13.4.
1. Directors of Departments are appointed in order to assist
the General Secretary. They are in charge of special tasks
defined by the General Secretary. Special tasks might be
regular publications, the Federation's public relations, legal
questions, the representation of various geographical regions,
specialized professional questions or any other essential item
which conforms with the purposes of the Federation.
2. The Directors of Departments are nominated by the Board,
on the proposal of the General Secretary, for a period of two
years. They can be re-confirmed in their functions.
1. The Board constitutes the management body of the
Federation. It develops the program of activity within the
Federation and regulates its implementation.
2. The Board is made up by the President, the two Vicepresidents
and the General Secretary, with the addition of
the Deputy General Secretary whenever there is one. The
Directors of the Departments participate in a consultative
function and can vote only in matters concerning their special
3. In case of equality of votes, the President has the casting
1. The General Assembly is the supreme institution of the
Federation: in all matters it constitutes the final jurisdiction
on decisions made. Within the limits of the statutes, the
Assembly can make decisions on every subject and
a. discuss and approve the guide-lines of the Federation's
b. discuss and approve the yearly written reports of activity
of the President, the Vice-presidents and the General Secretary
, with the addition of the Deputy General Secretary
whenever there is one.
c. withdraw the mandates given to the elected members of the
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d. settle possible controversies
e. give an authentic interpretation of the spirit embodied in the
statutes for matters not covered in the statutes themselves
f. Admit or exclude members
g. Decide on moral sanctions.
2. The General Assembly should take place every year. It is
called by the Board. Its agenda is made known one month in
advance to the members. During the course of the Assembly
no matter, not being already included on the agenda, can be
discussed except in case of consent by a majority of the
3. a. The General Assembly is composed of the President, the
Vice-presidents, the General Secretary, the Deputy General
Secretary whenever there is one, the Directors of
Departments and the delegates of the National Sections as well
as the delegates of the "Section of individual members". A
delegation of votes is not possible. The names of the delegates
attending the Assembly must be given written to the General
Secretary in advance and by a date published in the circular
of the Federation.
b. The directors of departments have a consultative function
at the General Assembly and may vote only if they are also
representing a National Section. For the elections to the board,
board members who are again candidates to another board
position cannot vote.
4. The resolutions made by the Assembly are obtained by a
majority of the votes of members of the Assembly being
present at the time. The ballots can be secret if three of the
National Sections demand it. In case of equality in voting, the
matters in question are resolved negatively. The withdrawing
of mandates, the dissolution and the transformation of the
Federation, as well as the alteration of the statutes, can not be
adopted except by two thirds of the votes expressed.
5. In case the General Assembly does not approve the reports
given by the members of the Board, the concerned members
have to ask for a vote of confidence. Their mandates can be
withdrawn only if two thirds of the votes require it.
6. The Board may call an Extraordinary Meeting. This has to
be done on the written request of at least one third of the
7. Between General Assemblies, the General Secretary may
ask the Board to consult directly the National Sections by
postal or electronic voting instead of waiting for the next
General Assembly, except in matters related to the aim of the
Federation, the principal conditions for membership, and the
dissolution of the Federation.
The Advisory Committee may be consulted by the Board or
the General Secretary in order to advise them whenever
needed. Members of the Advisory Committee are proposed
by the National Sections to the General Secretary who may
then decide to propose them to the Board; if the Board
endorses their nomination, they might then be appointed by
the General Assembly without any time limit. The Advisory
Committee may count three to ten members.
IV. Membership Fees
The annual membership fees paid by the sections and by the
individual members are determined by the General Assembly
on proposition of the General Secretary.
All National Sections or all individual members not paying
one year's membership fees cannot participate in the activities
of the Federation, are not allowed to vote and cannot be elected
unless a specific clearance is exceptionally given by the
Each national section or every individual member failing to
settle membership fees for three consecutive years will be
considered as having resigned. Re-entry will not be permitted
until the outstanding membership fees are settled.
In the case of dissolution of the Federation the balance of funds
will be paid to a worthy cinematic cause.
V. Further Regulations
The Federation may give the titles of "Honorary President",
"Honorary Vice-President" or "Honorary Member" of
FIPRESCI to persons who in its opinion appear to have
significant positions in the international cinema press. The
appointment is made by the General Assembly, on the
proposal of the Board.
Approved by the General Assembly in Bari, 2013
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