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Poetry, love, suffering, love… FIFO Off took off with a flying start on Saturday 30th January with a sublime first day. The Carte Blanche afternoon offered a selection of documentary films from the Caledonian festival Ânûû-Rû Âboro.   Emotion in its purest form Joy, sadness, suffering, pity…...

Abderrahmane Sissako Film director, screenwriter Mauritania   Mauritanian filmmaker, Abderrahmane Sissako  was born in Kiffa (Mauritania) in 1961. At a young age, he left the land of his birth to return to Mali, his father’s native land. His family moved to Bamako. He left Africa at the age of 22...

FIFO: Register for FIFO 2016 from 27th april!   FIFO is continuing its journey, whether in the islands or preparing for the next event. While the Festival teams travel around the Polynesian islands armed with images from FIFO to remote populations, the FIFO Association opens registration for...

Vaiana: “The winner is Kumu Hina!” You have just seen the film “Paitangi” what are your impressions? “I was born in New Zealand and I am sensitive to anything to do with Maori culture. I think the documentary is very interesting, as it shows how difficult...

The Image Editing workshop on Wednesday 4th February, faciliated by Benjamin Vautier, aroused curiosity amongst festival attendees. Participants had the opportunity to handle image processing software for two hours.     ‘Is the Image Editing workshop here?’ cries a festival attendee entering classroom n°5, located near the Maison...

A miniature camera that leaves you hands-free, withstands all climates and all situations, with an incredible image quality and that is very easy to use. The success of the “GoPro shooting” workshop is understandable and growing each year.  Here, we learn to handle and fully...

Testing for some, exciting for others, Pitch Dating is the new activity proposed by the ATPA (Tahitian Association for Audiovisual Professionals) at FIFO. You have 8 minutes to defend your project, to seduce and convince a producer, a buyer, a broadcaster, etc. Starting now…! ‘You have...

For his first documentary, Jeff Benhamza focused on Bobby Holcomb, an all-round artist who became a prominent cultural figure in French Polynesia. For FIFO, the director talks about this film that shows the true image of Bobby. What incited you to make a film about Bobby,...

The Carte blanche day at Doc Edge, a novelty at the 12th FIFO, met with huge success. It was organised for the opening of the festival at the Maison de la culture Grand Theatre, on Saturday 31st January.   Tears, laughter and ovations… From the first to...

Funny, off-the-wall, kitsch, sombre, fantasy, mystical and social…there was something for everyone on Saturday evening at the 6th Oceanian Short Film Night.   A long queue began to form at 6.30pm in front of the Maison de la culture Grand Theatre on Saturday 31st January. For the...

FIFO officially opened its doors on Tuesday 3rd February. At 8am, officials, jury members, professionals and other guests shared this very convivial time. “Fifo, fifo, fifo, fifo!” the FIFO anthem permeated the Maison de la culture paepae, a persistent, joyful, determined and dynamic anthem reflecting the...

Rai and Mana alias Edouard and Marii are true darlings at the 11th FIFO. They are stopped every step of the way by festivalgoers for an autograph and a photo. After creating a buzz on the web upon the release of their first video, Rai...

Ben Salama is a French journalist and director of Algerian origin. Attached to his roots, for a long time he has worked on the history of his country. However, this year, for his first FIFO, he is presenting a documentary about New Caledonia. Naissance d’une...

Wallès Kotra began his speech on Tuesday morning at the festival’s opening ceremony with, ‘It is our responsibility to unite and bring together here, each year, different perspectives and itineraries,’ symbolising the FIFO spirit. The raised eyebrows of the jury members seated in the first...

[singlepic id=1304 w=320 h=240 float=right] Following the initial intimate evening on Saturday at the Museum of Tahiti and the islands, the 10th FIFO went off with a bang yesterday evening, Sunday, at the Intercontinental Tahiti with the long awaited Cabourg evening, which annually for the last...