French Union of Film Critics

The French Union of Film Critics is the organiser of La Semaine de la Critique.

Composed of more than 350 members, the association includes critics, writers and journalists. Its mission is to sustain fellowship among members, to defend their moral and material interests, to guarantee the freedom  and the valorization of film criticism and the freedom of speech in general, but most of all to support creativity in films through various events year-round for a variety of audiences.

Each year, the members of the Union give their awards for cinema, television, DVD/Blu-ray releases, literary works, platforms and Jeune critique. They also constitute critics' juries in many festival and deliberate in public, such as Arras, Biarritz, Brive, Cannes, Carcassonne, Créteil, Grenoble, Poitiers, Saint Jean de Luz, Toulouse, Trouville and Paris.

For more information about the activities and services of the Union. please visit the website at:

Watch the online award ceremony of the Prix SFCC de la Critique 2023