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9/13/2008| Prizes Of The International Critics (Fipresci Prizes) Announced

Toronto - For the 17th consecutive year, the Toronto International Film Festival welcomed the FIPRESCI jury. FIPRESCI is the Fédération Internationale de la Presse Cinématographique (International Federation of Film Critics).

The Prize of the International Critics (FIPRESCI Prize) for Discovery is awarded to Derick Martini's Lymelife (USA). Lymelife is an examination of first love, family dynamics and the American Dream in late 1970s Long Island, as seen through the innocent eyes of a 15-year-old.

The Prize of the International Critics (FIPRESCI Prize) for Special Presentations is awarded to Steve Jacobs' Disgrace (Australia). A Professor's relationship with his daughther is tested when they both become victims of a vicious attack.

The FIPRESCI Jury at the 33rd Toronto International Film Festival:

Jonathan Rosenbaum, freelance - USA - Jury President
Nick Roddick, London Evening Standard United Kingdom
Elie Castiel, Séquences - Canada
Ranjita Biswas, The Hindu - India
Kim Linekin, CBC Radio - Canada
Pablo Scholz, Clarin - Argentina

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