News 2011

The Festival’s award-giving ceremony took place in a warm atmosphere, with the Jury and personalities from the country present. The members of the jury praised the quality and the commitment of the documentaries proposed, which have allowed festival goers to appreciate a summary of the...

For the 5th consecutive year the Pacific International Documentary Film Festival hosted the Pacific Television Conference, a gathering organised with the support of the Oceania Football Confederation. This edition was of particular importance, first of all because of the high level of participation registered this year:...

The stage fright was visible on the faces of the ten directors, scriptwriters and producers who had come to defend their ‘baby’ this Thursday afternoon at FIFO, during the international pitch session. ‘A Pitch’?  To shed light upon it: a pitch is the oral presentation...

‘Contact’ is the unusual story of an Aborigine community, and their first confrontation with White Man. But it is also the story about another meeting, between Yuwali, one of the protagonists of the documentary, and Bentley Dean, one of the two co-directors of the film....

Guillaume Laurant, the scriptwriter of ‘Amélie’, has led FIFO’s Scriptwriting workshop for two mornings. Approximately twenty people enrolled to follow this outstanding workshop, which took place in one of the marquees close to the ‘paepae’, therefore allowing other visitors to also follow these exchanges. Far...

‘Without short films you would not have had Chaplin, Keaton, Fellini or René Clément, no-one, I tell you, no-one!’ Jacques Tati proclaimed during the César ceremony in 1977. Little brother to ‘long’ films, ‘short films’ are no less sought after. The proof being, this first Pacific...

Producer, scriptwriter and director for more than 40 years, John Hughes’ work explores Australian art, culture, politics and history. His films have received many honours, at home, as well as abroad. Creative and committed, with pertinence John Hughes’ films accurately reveal a reality which is...

On Saturday evening at the Concorde, in the scope of the Festival, with great pleasure FIFO presented the two films awarded at the Cabourg Romantic Film Festival, ‘Air Doll’ by Hirokazu Kore-Eda winner of the Feature Film Grand Prix, and ‘On ne mourra pas’ by...

FIFO’s 8th edition is off to an outstanding start: more than 230 documentaries registered this year; 37 films accepted; an international jury composed of prestigious people; FIFO’s 3rd Digital Encounters with the addition of a digital village; the 5th Oceanian television conference; the presence of...