FIPRESCI, the International Federation of Film Critics, has been in existence for more than 70 years. The essential purpose of the organisation, which now has members in more than 60 countries, is to support cinema as an art form. FIPRESCI collaborates with the European Film Academy for the FIPRESCI Prize for a first Feature Film and awards its own Best Film of the Year as well. FIPRESCI is also involved with the Berlinale Talent Campus to train young critics. At ADFF, the FIPRESCI jury will focus on Arab Films that are from the Narrative Feature, New Horizons and Documentary Feature Competition sections.
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NETPAC, the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema, established in 1990, is the leading platform for the discovery and promotion of Asian cinema. The organisation instituted the NETPAC Award to acknowledge and recognize the emergence of new cinematic talent among Asians. As more Asian films were selected for exhibition for world audiences, a yardstick for quality was necessary that matched the competitive spirit fuelling the creative urges of young Asian filmmakers. The NETPAC Award is now given at about 30 international film festivals in 22 countries on five continents. At ADFF the NETPAC Jury will select an Asian film from the Narrative, New Horizons and Documentary Competition sections as the winner of the NETPAC Award.
This award, sponsored by Masdar, celebrates films devoted to broadening awareness of significant environmental and related social issues. A jury of Masdar students awards a prize for the best film in the Our World competition. Established in 2006, Masdar is a commercially driven enterprise that operates to reach the broad boundaries of of the renewable energy and sustainable technologies industry thereby giving it the necessary scope to meet these challenges.
These films are eligible for the Our World Award.
AATSINKI: THE STORY OF ARCTIC COWBOYS
EMPTYING THE SKIES
HARLOCK: SPACE PIRATE
HOLY FIELD HOLY WAR