The International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) will award the International Film Critics' Award, also known as the FIPRESCI Prize. Created in 1930 to promote and develop international film culture and safeguard the professional interests of film critics and journalists, FIPRESCI works to expand the idea of cinema as an art form as well as a tool of cultural education.

A jury of five FIPRESCI members, headed by the federation's Honorary President, Andrei Plakhov, film critic, historian of cinema and columnist for Moscow's Kommersant newspaper, will choose a winner from the Arabic films in the festival's three competitions for feature films: Narrative Features, Documentary Features and New Horizons.

The Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) will present the NETPAC Award for the best Asian film. Founded in 1990, NETPAC has established itself as a leading platform for the promotion of Asian cinema. The network helped Asian filmmakers gain international exposure by launching the quarterly publication Cinemaya and the NETPAC Award.

The jury will be chaired by Alberto Elena Díaz, Director of the Granada Film Festival (Cinemas of the South).