International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI), Slovenia
|Društvo slovenskih filmskih publicistov FIPRESCI|
|Metelkova 26, SI-1000 Ljubljana|
|Ana Šturm, President|
The international federation
The International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) originated in 1925 when some film journalists from Paris and Brussels founded a Professional Association of the Film Press.
The purpose of the FIPRESCI, as set out in its statutes, is to develop on an international scale the activities of its members, 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; and (5) to publish and distribute all the documents which accord with this view.