Online industry platform Festival Scope has partnered with international critics group FIPRESCI to start a new section called Labels, which will offer films that have won awards at festivals or been selected by partner organisations.
The FIPRESCI area of Festival Scope now offers about 30 titles for screening, including Salesman (which won in Torino), The Tiniest Place (Mar del Plata), Eighty Letters (Thessaloniki), Yatasto (Viennale). More films will be added along the year.
The section is called “Labels” and is aimed at providing additional visibility to the films awarded in festivals or selected by partner organisations.
Another partner in the Labels section is Global Film Initiative, which presents 10 films as part of Global Lens 2012. Those titles include Morteza Farshbaf’s Mourning and Paula Markovitch’s The Prize.
The final launch partner for Labels is the Binger Filmlab, which will offer filmmakers’ info and past work from its lab participants.
Klaus Eder, General Secretary of FIPRESCI, said: “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.”
Alessandro Raja, founder of Festival Scope, added: “We are thrilled to widen the scope of our activities with the creation of the “Labels” and equally proud to start with the very prestigious FIPRESCI. We will soon announce other partnerships under this brand, it’s additional way for us to contribute to the promotion for the films presented on Festival Scope.”