About us

  • FEDEORA is the Federation of Film Critics of Europe and the Mediterranean; founded in May 2010 in Cannes. It is constituted of individual professional film critics from European and Mediterranean countries.

    Europe and the Mediterranean The aims of FEDEORA: 1. Publishing film reviews, essays, festival reports and other articles in the FEDEORA online film magazine 2. Giving prizes to outstanding European and Mediterranean films, directors, screenwriters, cinematographers and actors (including annual and lifelong achievements). 3. Forming juries and presenting awards at relevant international festivals for best film or best European/Mediterranean film (if a festival already has an international critic's award for best film) 4. Organizing conferences on film 5. Organizing talent press events 6. Organizing lectures on European and Mediterranean films and filmmakers. 7. Publishing books on European and Mediterranean films and filmmakers. FEDEORA will establish links with European film institutions in various aspects.  FEDEORA will avoid political affiliation of any kind. Membership in FEDEORA FEDEORA is open to individual members - film critics in all European and Mediterranean countries, without any discrimination. Every person residing in a European or Mediterranean country and contributing film criticism regularly (at least for one year) to any kind of media can apply to join FEDEORA. The FEDEORA Executive Board decides on new individual members. Applications cannot be accepted if the members wishing to take part in the activities of FEDEORA have a permanent connection with production, distribution or advertising companies or institutions. Applications can be accepted conditionally if they have connections with a film or films shot in recent years; however they cannot take part in FEDEORA's activities at festivals in which this film is participating. FEDEORA members that have connections with film festivals where FEDEORA has established a jury cannot take part in FEDEORA's juries at those festivals. How to apply for membership? To apply for membership, send a request to fedeora@fedeora.eu indicating the media to which you contribute and your contacts. If the members of the Executive Board are not familiar with your work, you will be kindly asked to send us your professional CV and three recent texts with translations in English. There is no membership fee. How to contact us? For any questions or to submit an application for membership you are welcome to write to: fedeora@fedeora.eu Film festivals in Europe and the Mediterranean wanting to have a FEDEORA jury should write to: fedeora@fedeora.eu The members of the FEDEORA Executive Board are: President: Ninos Mikelides Vice-presidents: Gidi Orsher, Nenad Dukić, Zlatko Vidackovic, Andrew Sloup Tresurer: Dubravka Lakic Secretary: Zlatko Vidackovic Read the introductory letter from the first FEDEORA president Ronald Bergan. Regular Fedeora meetings are held during the festivals in Cannes, Berlin and Venice. Some of our members: Dubravka Lakic, Politika daily, Serbia Bruno Kragic, president of Croatian Society of Film Critics Vladan Petkovic, Screen International, Cineuropa, e-novine Moira Sullivan, quarterly The Swedish Bulletin, Movie Magazine International Jonas Holmberg, Expressen daily, Sweden, editor in chief of film magazine FLM Annika Gustafsson, Sydsvenskan daily, Filmrutan magazine Dana Linssen, daily NRC Handelsblad, editor in chief of film magazine de Filmkrant Eva Zaoralova, Mlada fronta DNES, Czech Republic Hynek Pallas, Svenska Dagbladet, Sweden Ninos Mikelides, Eleftherotypia daily, Greece Angel Comas, freelance, Spain Blagoja Kunovski, Macedonian radio, Sinteses and Clapa film magazines Mohammed Rouda, Shadows and Phantoms, Lebanon, UK Laszlo Kriston, VOX mozimagazin, film magazine, Hungary Yehuda Stav, Yedioth Aharonoth daily, Israel Kostas Terzis, AVGI daily, Greece Goran Ivanisevic and Dejan Duric, Filmovi.hr, Croatia Tomislav Sakic, Hrvatski filmski ljetopis, Croatia Gabriele Barrera, Nick Film TV, Duellanti, Italy Pavlina Jeleva, Dnevnik, Bulgaria Augusto Orsi, freelance, Switzerland Alison Frank, The Moving Arts Journal, Wide Screen, UK Ege Gorgun, Haber + (TRT), Popcorn (Dream TV), Tersninja.com, Turkey Furio Fossati, Corriere Mercantile, Italy Roberto Donati, Centraldocinema, Tictac Company, Offscreen, Italy Steffen Moestrup, Le Monde diplomatique, Dox Magazine, DK4, 16:9, Denmark Maja Bogojevic, Camera Lucida, Monitor, Montenegro Tonci Valentic, Filmovi.hr and Bozidar Trkulja, Vjesnik, Croatia Sergey Lavrentiev, freelance, Russia Natascha Drubek-Meyer, ARTMargins Film & Screen Media editor, Germany Pasquale Iannone, BBC Radio 4's, Sight & Sound, UK Geir KamsvÃ¥g, Editor-in-Chief Film & Kino, Norway Rita di Santo, The Morning Star, UK Meir Schnitzer, Maariv, and Shmuel  Duvdevany, Ynet, Israel Kate Muir, The Times, UK Anjelika Artyukh, Iskusstvo kino, Sankt-Peterburgskie Vedomosti daily, Russia Grazina Arlickaite, freelance, Lithuania James Evans, Electric Sheep, UK Matic Majcen, Ekran, Dialogi, Slovenia Dean Kotiga, freelance, Croatia Jeton Budima, Express Pristina Ondrej Sloup, Knihovna mÄ›sta PlznÄ›, Czech Republic Radovan Holub, Hospodarske noviny, Slovakia and Idnes, Czech Republic Eero Tammi, Filmihullu, Finland Sherif Awad, Egypt Today, Variety Arabia, Westchester Guardian, Egypt Laurence Boyce, Screen International, The Baltic Times, UK, Estonia Michal Oleszczyk, Kino, Film, Dwutygodnik, Poland Marco Albanese, Stanze di cinema, Italy Michael Ranze, Film-Dienst, Germany; Filmbulletin, Switzerland, Ray, Austria Eva Peydro Sanz, Cartelera Turia, Spain Elin Larsson, Metro Sweden Ania Skrobonja, Filmovi.hr, Croatia Wiltrud Hackl, Der Standard, Austria Kirsten Liese, freelance, Germany Jose Vieira Mendes, Images de Fundo, Portugal Iva Biondic, Mediamorfoze, T-portal, Croatia Jorg Schiffauer, Ray, FAQ, Austria Wassim Korbi, Aljazeera, Tunisia Arzu Cevikalp, freelance, Turkey Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi, Shockya, Den of Geek, Indiewire, Italy, USA Stefan Dobroiu, Cineuropa, Romania Kerem Akca, Haberturk, Turkey Vuk Perovic, RTV Crna Gora, Montenegro Sascha Lara Bleuler, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Switzerland Sasja Koetsier, de Filmkrant, Netherlands Representation in FEDEORA Individual members in all countries elect their country's delegate and his/her deputy for each FEDEORA Congress at the annual meeting of all individual members in each country, held by the deadline specified by the Executive Board in the circular letter and on the web page. The annual meeting is called and chaired by the delegate or his/her deputy, and if he/she fails to call the meeting within the deadline, the meeting can be called by one third of members and it is then chaired by the oldest present member.The first meeting of members in a country is called and chaired by the oldest member. The delegates are also responsible for coordination of jury applications from their countries. In the case of a delegate being unable to coordinate a single application from one country for one jury, he or she will submit a list with a suggestion on the candidate to the EB. FEDEORA Congress and Executive Board - statutory provisions (click to read more)