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52 MN NOUVELLE-CALÉDONIE - 2013 VERSION Française sous-titrée en anglais RÉALISATION Laurent Cibien et Anne Pitoiset PRODUCTION France Télévisions/Aaa Production / Zadig Productions / Horizon Pacifique It is a time of change for New Caledonia. Nickel, previously a symbol of the dispossession of Kanak land, has become a future source for them, permitting...

58 MN AUSTRALIE - 2013 VERSION Anglaise sous-titrée en français RÉALISATION Steven McGregor PRODUCTION Night Sky Films Pty Ltd Australia. The first Aboriginal rock group, the Warumpi Band, originated in the bush. Georges Rrurrambu was its singer and charismatic leader in the 80s. With his group, he successfully sang in English, but also...

52 MN FRANCE -  2013 VERSION Française sous-titrée en anglais RÉALISATION Ben Salama et Thomas Marie PRODUCTION Un monde meilleur The current situation in New Caledonia results from a painful history of colonization, the deportation of convicts and the exclusion of Kanak identity… There is a communal history to be told, a political...

90 MN FRANCE - 2013 Version Française sous-titrée en anglais RÉALISATION Sébastien Joly PRODUCTION Showkki Production / Beta Studio Immersed for more than a year in the everyday life of today’s troops, originating from French Polynesia or New Caledonia, who have travelled thousands of kilometres from the Pacific to serve under the French...

26 MN POLYNÉSIE FRANÇAISE - 2013 VERSION Française RÉALISATION Gilles Hucault PRODUCTION France Télévisions / Polynésie 1ère Teahupoo in Tahiti is one of the best surf spots in the world known for its huge waves. Legendary surfers. Breath-taking images. How can anyone resist the inviting hit songs when it is filmed from so...

27 MN AUSTRALIE - 2012 VERSION Anglaise RÉALISATiON Alex Kelly PRODUCTION 360 Films She pretties herself up with pink hair extensions, eye shadow, sparkly socks and eccentric tights. Starlady is a social worker of the Third Kind, using original means to fight against the despair of young Aborigines and their isolation: the make-up,...

Following a meeting with the AFIFO team, the festival organisers have decided to extend the registration date until 15th October instead of 1st October as initially stated. This year registration has indeed been disrupted as the offices of the association have moved in order to...

Islands to host the first screenings… It is always a pleasure for FIFO to organise fringe events in the archipelagos, where the films are long-awaited. This initiative began in 2008 and each year has attracted between 5,000 and 6,000 people across the islands. A slight change this...

[singlepic id=1344 w=320 h=240 float=right] FIFO 2013 has come to an end and now it is time to assess the events that took place at the Maison de la Culture from the 11th to 17th February. Festival attendance is indicative that the event is continuing to...

[singlepic id=1322 w=320 h=240 float=right] The preview of the film retracing Christian Karembeu’s past before he left New Caledonia for mainland France, “Kanak, l'histoire oubliée,” (Kanak, the Forgotten Story) was a hit on Saturday evening at the Maison de la culture’s Grand Theatre. Even technical problems would...

[singlepic id=1320 w=320 h=240 float=right] The prize-giving took place on Friday 15th February at Maison de la Culture’s Grand Theatre drawing this 10th FIFO to a close: 5 documentaries gained the approval of the jury and public. A worthy prize list indeed representing a wealth of...

During the official ceremony that happened in the Big Theater of the ‘Maison de la Culture’ on the 05th of february, the FIFO international Jury, led by Mr Abderrahmane SISSAKO, has awarded :   THE GRAND PRIZE OF THE JURY FIFO – FRANCE TELEVISIONS: ANOTHER COUNTRY directed...

[singlepic id=1318 w=320 h=240 float=right] Michel Paoletti, chairman of Digital Encounters provides us with an overview of this 5th gathering. Away from Home ‘The first fringe Digital Encounters operation was very enriching, as it permitted to make representatives from the Assembly of Polynesia aware and to show that...

[singlepic id=1316 w=320 h=240 float=right] Member of the jury for this 10th FIFO, Yves Jeanneau, founder and commissioner general of Sunny Side of the Doc, international documentary market, co-founder of the production company Les Films d’Ici and director of the documentary unit of France 2 from...

[singlepic id=1317 w=320 h=240 float=right] The long-awaited pitch session took place on Thursday at 3pm in the FIFO village marquee. The subjects presented were wide ranging and seem to have won over the distributors and certain decision makers: climate change; traditional architecture; sexuality and the older...

[singlepic id=1313 w=320 h=240 float=right] Wednesday 13th February at 9.30am, the OPT presented ‘Oceania Encounters’ with a debate during which digital and television professionals had an opportunity to express themselves. Benjamin Teihotu, Director of the OPT, started this conference by presenting the outlines of the OPT group and...

The Chairman of the Jury for FIFO 2013 thus embarked upon his speech at the opening ceremony of the festival on Tuesday. An emotive ceremony since the festival reaching its tenth year is proof of maturity, passion and commitment that the different key figures who...

[singlepic id=1305 w=320 h=240 float=right] Oceanian short films travel well. This third Oceanian Short Film Night offered a selection of 12 films extending across all genres (animation, fiction) which bore loud and clear the Oceanian colours from across their world. They illustrate, reflect and parody this...

[singlepic id=1306 w=320 h=240 float=right] The doors to the 10th Pacific International Documentary Film Festival will open officially on Tuesday 12th February 2013 at 8am in the FIFO Village which is taking place as usual at the Maison de la Culture - Te Fare Tauhiti Nui. For the occasion, all stakeholders from the last decade (yes...

A cocktail organised by France Télévisions was held on Saturday 9th February at the Museum of Tahiti and the islands for invited festival goers, partners and organisers of the 10th FIFO. The key figures were able to visit the ‘cook 1.2.3’ exhibition and then attend...

[singlepic id=1301 w=320 h=240 float=right] FIFO is celebrating its tenth year…What a long way it has come since the festival started out. To mark this special year the organisers are particularly delighted to welcome Mr Hervé Bourges, chairman of the Jury for the first three years...

FIFO is 10 years old! To celebrate, we invite you to screen several previous FIFO award-winning documentaries for free at venues around Papeete. Sunday13th january, place Vaiete -19h : « Horo’a, le don » (Jacques Navarro - PF) - Grand Prix du Jury 2008 -19h30 : « This way of life »...

The list of the members of the Jury for the FIFO 2013 competition has been announced! From Tahiti, France, New Zealand, New-Caledonia, Australia and the United States; producers, directors, actors and journalists, they will convene in Papeete from the 11th to the 17th February to...

[singlepic id=1285 w=320 h=240 float=right] 52 MN NOUVELLE-CALÉDONIE - 2012 VERSION Française RÉALISATION Jacques-Oliver Trompas PRODUCTION Néo production Two years of work were needed to take us to meet the Chan Dang, those Vietnamese who left the Rock (New Caledonia) in 1963 and uncover a little-know part of the history of migrations in this...