The call for entries for our next FIFO is open for another couple of weeks – until the 1st of October. Our preselection commitee has started viewing the entries we have received so far. Do not hesitate to send your application – we happily welcome all new oceanian documentaries that are made to be seen.
Among the 200 documentaries we receive every year, around 20 are chosen to be in competition and will be presented to our international jury, a group of assorted professionals of the audiovisual industry and renowned members of the cultural sector. They will be awarding a ‘Grand prix’ and three ‘Prix speciaux’, ranging from 4200 € to 2500 €. The rest of the chosen films, running out of competition, will be, nevertheless, competing for the ‘Audience Award’.
Besides this main event, a colloquium of broadcasters will be held on several afternoons, reassembling professionals, producers and directors from the region and program responsables. An international pitching event, Oceania Pitch, will be organsied for the 3rd time, inviting project proposers to present their ideas to an audience of commissioning editors. A night of Oceanian short films will be opening the festival, giving space to the fiction producers of the region.
The competition is open to all productions concerning Oceania, who have been completed within the last three years. There are no inscription fees. To inscribe yourself, all you need to do is to fill out the attached documents add three viewing copies of your film, and either send them to the adress indicated on the form or deposit them at the office of the FIFO, situated at the ‘Maison de la Culture’ in Papeete. All projects – documentaries and short films – are welcome.