Festival Scope opens “Labels” in partnership with FIPRESCI
09/12/2011 - The online platform Festival Scope known for providing film professionals with online screening of films from more than 60 of the most prestigious international film festivals (including Berlinale, Rotterdam, Locarno, Venice, Cannes' Directors' Fortnight and Critics' Week, Toronto & San Sebastian) has developed a new section.
The section is called "Labels" and is aimed at providing additional visibility to the films awarded in festivals or selected by partner organizations.
The "Labels" has been launched with a special partnership with FIPRESCI, the International Federation of Film Critics. On the FIPRESCI page Festival Scope presents a selection of films that have been awarded the FIPRESCI Award. About 30 titles are already available for screening, including recently awarded Salesman (awarded in Torino), The Tiniest Place (Mar del Plata), Eighty Letters (Thessaloniki), Yatasto (Viennale). More will be added along the year.
Klaus Eder, General Secretary of FIPRESCI says: "Our aim is not only to present, at festivals, the critics' prize to the films we like. We also wish to help them getting a bigger audience. Festival Scope offers a wonderful chance to make our engagement better known to the professionals of cinema and to provoke the interest of other festivals and of buyers.”
One of the labels presents the Global Lens 2012, Global Film Initiative’s critically acclaimed independent world cinema exhibition and distribution platform. The line-up includes ten award-winning narrative feature films from around the world including Morteza Farshbaf's darkly comic road trip, Mourning (FIPRESCI Prize and New Currents Award, Pusan IFF), Paula Markovitch's The Prize (Silver Bear, Berlin IFF and Best Film, Morelia IFF) and Toll Booth, Tolga Karaçelik's acclaimed Turkish "everyman" story.
Last but not least, Festival Scope dedicates a showcase to Binger Filmlab, the Amsterdam-based organization welcoming the best and brightest filmmakers providing them intensive series of labs, workshops and events. Selected filmmakers are presented to the international film community together with their previous work.