60 years of FICC
The International Federation of Film Societies was founded during the first film festival at Cannes 60 years ago and set up its main office in Paris. With little money but with a lot of enthusiasm the organisation has survived ups and downs but has through the years served as an important meeting point for film society people from all over the world.
Famous film directors like Francois Truffaut and Theo Angelopoulos have served as presidents of the organisation and today’s “Cultural” president of the FICC is Italian director Gianni Amelio.
The FICC is now in an active period. FICC members meet every year at the International festival of film societies in Italy. The FICC organizes juries at around 20 international film festivals. The prestigious Don Quijote prize is awarded by these juries.
The FICC has for many years been working for an international exchange of films between film societies. The organization now takes part in CineSud, a web-based project for non commercial distribution, and this goal may now be in sight.
60 years of FICC will be celebrated at the annual international meeting of film societies taking place in Matera, Italy from June 13. to 16.