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Les horizons chimériques (The chimerical horizons) 52 minutes, France, 2014 French Version with English subtitles Directed by Gilles Dagneau Produced by AAA & Polynésie 1ère Bruno, Jean-François, David and the others left France a long time ago and have now reached the point of no return. They have succumbed to...

Au cœur de la brousse en folie (In the heart of 'Brousse en folie') 52 minutes, New Caledonia, 2014 French Version with english subtitles Directed by Jenny Briffa Produced by Têtemba Productions, Grand Angle Productions, Canal+ Nouvelle-Calédonie & Nouvelle-Calédonie 1ère Bernard Berger is the most well known New Caledonian author...

Kumu Hina 77 minutes, Hawaii, 2014 English Version with French subtitles Directed by Dean Hamer Produced by Qwaves Hina, a young, female transsexual teacher from Hawaii, defends the traditional ‘mahu’ image symbolising both the masculine and feminine spirit. The film narrates the transformation of Colin Wong, a shy secondary school...

Destremau, un destin polynésien (Destremau, a Polynesian destiny) 52 minutes, French Polynesia, 2014 French Version with English subtitles Directed by Pascale Berlin Salmon, in collaboration with Stéphane Jacques Produced by Archipel Prod & Polynésie 1ère Tahiti, September 1914. On 22nd September, war raised its ugly head in the face of...

Big Boss 26 minutes, Australia, 2013 English Version with French subtitles Directed by Paul Sinclair Produced by Tom Zubricky Big Boss tells the story of Baymarrwangga, a 95-year-old Aboriginal woman, living on Murrangga Island north of Arnhem Land. She faces the challenge as the remaining leader of the Yan-nhangu people...

Te Hono ki Aotearoa 83 minutes, New Zealand, 2013 English Version with French subtitles Directed by Jan Bieringa Produced by Jan Bieringa Following an exhibition about Maori culture, the director of the Leyde Museum (Netherlands) has the idea of introducing a Maori dugout canoe to the museum collections. This project...

Tender 73 minutes, Australia, 2014 English Version with French subtitles Directed by Lynett Wallworth Produced by Scarlet Pictures A metallurgical industrial centre in Australia, near the coast. For various financial, ecological or spiritual reasons, a joyful and festive community contemplate creating a public funeral service when its members are suddenly...

Bobby, le renouveau culturel polynésien (Bobby, the Polynesian cultural revival) 52 minutes, French Polynesia, 2013 French Version with English subtitles Directed by Jeff Benhamza Produced by Faimanu Production & Polynésie 1ère When he arrived in French Polynesia, Bobby was a stranger; today he is a myth. The film recounts how...

Shark Girl 58 minutes, Australia, 2014 English Version with French subtitles Directed by Gisela Kaufman Produced by Kaufman Productions Madison Stewart is an Australian who has dived on the Great Barrier Reef and has been passionate about sharks from a very young age. But nowadays fishing has made it into...

Black Panther Woman 52 minutes, Australia, 2014 English Version with French subtitles Directed by Rachel Perkins Produced by Blackfella Films The Aboriginal woman Marlène Cummins fell in love with the leader of the Australian Black Panther Party in 1972 and fought alongside him against racial discrimination. But at the end...

The FIFO association is delighted to share the results from the 11th FIFO that took place at the Maison de la Culture from 3rd to 9th February 2014. Festival attendance shows that the aura of the event continues to grow and assert its importance in...

FIFO 2014 is nearing its end… With a scarf around her neck, a hoarse and tired voice after an intense festival week, Miriama Bono, organiser of FIFO for the third year, discusses the 11th FIFO with us...

‘First Footprints’: new revelations at the heart of humanity  Australia’s Real History ‘First Footprints’ is the start of a new history Australia: a unique patrimony, crucial for comprehending the Aboriginal people.  Through the depths of humanity, directors Martin Butler and Bentley Dean recount the history of...

Piata Gardinier: our recommendation! Piata Gardinier is one of the youngest directors at FIFO: at 25 years old she is here to present two non-competition documentaries: ‘Rupene Mare’ and ‘Te Hono Ki.’ Each story has an original theme. The first addresses links between the culture and...

Amy Taylor: documentary is a humane adventure Amy Taylor has always been passionate about dolphins. A marine biologist by training, this young woman had no hesitation in going back to study cinema and natural history, so as to better understand and, above all, film her...

A call for action for a suffering youth. A valuable lesson in humility is what Cécile Tessier-Gendreau took away from her ‘humane adventure.’ For this investigative reporter, directing Ananahi, demain was a real life experience. ‘Things do not look the same after that,’ she confided during...

During the official ceremony that happened in the Big Theater of the ‘Maison de la Culture’ on the 07th of february, the FIFO international Jury, led by Mr Luc Jacquet, has awarded : THE GRAND PRIZE OF THE JURY FIFO – FRANCE TELEVISIONS: NICKEL, THE KANAK’S...

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Nickel, trésor des Kanak: is New Caledonia’s political and economic independence underway? That is the question… One word to describe this extensive documentary about the situation faced by the Kanaks regarding nickel: sacrifice, but a sacrifice taken on by the population who exploit the Koniambo massif...

FIFO kicked off on Saturday 1st February at the Maison de la Culture’s large Theatre with the long-awaited 5th Pacific Film Night. Demonstrating that it is open to fiction through the fringe events, what could be more appropriate to open this 11th FIFO than an evening...

Organisers of the 11th FIFO and their official partners presented the programme for the 11th FIFO to the press today. The ball will start rolling from Monday 3rd February to Sunday 9th February 2014 within the Maison de la Culture. A genuine crossroads for Oceanian images...

56 MN NOUVELLE-CALÉDONIE - 2013 VERSION Française RÉALISATION Eric Beauducel PRODUCTION Ekla Productions / France Télévisions / Calédonie 1ère This documentary in New Caledonia follows the everyday life of magistrates involved for years in an original jurisdiction. Through attending customary court hearings in Nouméa and following a judge during their peripatetic hearings in...

29 MN AUTRICHE - 2011 VERSION Anglaise RÉALISATION Martin Zinggl PRODUCTION Martin Zinggl Everyday life in Niulakita, a very isolated, tiny atoll in the Tuvalu archipelago, inhabited by 47 islanders: the overloaded schooner, the weather station, siestas, crab hunting, fishing in the lagoon, deserted white sandy beaches…Time stood still. And in the middle...