International film critics will award a special prize at Flahertiana

The International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) will present a special prize. Films of the international competition will be judged by the film critics and journalists from all over the world, namely Yakout El-Deeb (Cairo), Kirsten Kieninger (Germany), and Julia Khomiakova (Russia). 

Three FIPRESCI members come to Perm every year to choose the best international competition film. FIPRESCI (short for Federation internationale de la presse cinematographique) has been working in international films sphere for almost 85 years now. It is the most reputable film critics organization in the world. It gives its awards at 80 festivals, Flahertiana is one of them. 

FIPRESCI jury will be working together with international competition jury. The author of the best documentary film of the passing year will be presented with a Silver Nanook award. 

International Documentary Film Festival Flahertiana will take place in Perm from 21 till 28 September 2014. 

Information on the FIPRESCI jury members:

Yakout El-Deeb was born in 1947 in Cairo. Since 1986 he works as Film critic & Cinema Researcher. He got Graduate Diploma in Art Criticism in 1986 and Master Degree in Film Criticism in 1996 (Academy of Arts). Now he is a member of weekly newspaper «Al Kahera & Al Gomhoria», monthly film magazine «Black & White» and seasonal «Fenon Art Magazine». He is a member of Egyptian Film Critics Assembly (EFCA) and FIPRESCI member.
Kirsten Kieninge is documentary films director and film journalist. Studied Communications in Berlin and Film Montage  at the Film and Television University Konrad Wolf in Potsdam-Babelsberd. She is regularly contributing articles to the daily Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung and to the film website

Julia Khomiakova was born in 1963 in Yekaterinburg. Graduated from VGIK in 1986 as specialist in Film History and Theory. Worked for distribution companies, magazines, journals as freelance and staff employee: editor-in-chief for TEFI Review, Kinoglaz, Russian editions of Premiere and ELLE. She has contributed articles to «Screen and Stage», «SK News» newspapers. Since 2001 works in NIIK (Film Art Research Institute), translates from English and French. Member of Filmmakers’ Union of Russiaand Moscow Union of Journalists. She has been FIPRESCI jury member in Cottbus, Istanbul, Ankara, Athens, Tromsjo, Pecs, Cluj, Fribourg, Thessaloniki, Bratislava and Toulouse.

The author of the best documentary film of the passing year will be presented with a Silver Nanook award.