News 2012

For 6 years FIFO has infiltrated the whole year by visiting Polynesian archipelagos meeting the public, young and old alike. This is an operation which the FIFO team is very attached to, as the magic of documentary captures the audience. The populations of Taravao and...

In order to promote FIFO regionally, maintain contacts and discover new documentaries, the FIFO team met with Australian and New Zealand audiovisual professionals. Eliane Koller was the representative for AFIFO during this mission with promising results. You have just returned from a visit to Australia...

From the 26th to 28th May, FIFO will be in Saint Malo for the Etonnants Voyageurs Festival. 13 films selected in Tahiti, including ‘Murundak Songs of Freedom’ by Rhys Graham and Natasha Gadd which won the Grand Prix 2012, will be screened in the City...

The jury chairman of the Pacific International Documentary Film Festival 2012 discusses his team’s choices and the highlights of this 9th edition. As for Elie Chouraqui, he really wants to be jury chairman for FIFO forever.   What is your view of FIFO now that you have...

The different FIFO prizes were awarded at the closing ceremony in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere on Friday 10th February at the Maison de la Culture’s Grand Theatre, ending this 2012 competition, which in everyone’s opinion was a very good year. Straight after the henceforth famous...

Pierre Alzon spoke about e-tourism for the last ‘Decision-Maker Speech.’ After peaking in 2000, it must be noted that the tourism market is not looking good for Polynesia. Visitors are increasingly numerous yet their behaviour is different. It turns out that their trips are shorter but...

Friday 10th February 2012, the last 4th Digital Encounters debate about media and digital: "Is traditional press threatened by digital technology?" Erwann Gaucher, a consultant from the France Télévisions digital team took part by videoconference from Paris and set the scene with statistics and videos. Fifteen...

The 9th FIFO was, once again, a huge success: A sincere thank you to all those who supported this festival! The FIFO association is proud to present the conclusion of the 9th FIFO, held at the ‚Maison de la Culture’ from February 6th to February 12th,...

Aesthetically fabulous, humanely wonderful and artistically captivating, Ochre & Ink was unanimously well-received by the audience in the Little Theatre early yesterday afternoon at the projection-meeting with James Bradley, the director of the film. What an ambiance! Xiaoping is Chinese. He is ageless but has already...

It is the last day of the 4th Digital Encounters and time to briefly summarize the numerous discussions which have animated the week with Marcel Desvergnes, chairman of Aquitaine Europe Communication, the agency for digital initiatives, who has also the ‘Man’ responsible for FIFO’s digital...

The profile of Oceania Pitch, now at its third edition, has increased. Three coaches are available to train the pitchers throughout the whole week. In addition dozens of the region’s broadcasters are present during the Pitch session involving a selection of projects reflecting Oceania which...

The fact that information and creation are essential and complementary missions for France Télévisions is drummed in by Rémy Pflimlin, Chief Executive Officer of France Télévisions, throughout his speech. The development of digital and more recently mobile has disrupted practices and professions. From a very physical...

On Wednesday afternoon Digital Encounters asked different audiovisual professionals this simple question which involves us all: what are the likely convergences between television and the internet? As Lolo, this debate’s facilitator said, do we need to take this missive from the Guignols de l’infos (News Puppets)...

Rémy PFLIMLIN opens this 6th conference. He confirms that live coverage of events must be mobilized as a ‘matter of urgency,’ the union of a shared production should attract spectators towards our channels. Presentation of the outcome of the NC 2011 games by Pascale BASTIEN-THIRY: An international...

Florence SWAMY presents Fiji’s audiovisual landscape. An Audiovisual Committee has been created to provide an all in one service for productions, whether for large format films, TV programmes or others. Also the creation of a sub-division of this Committee for funding issues (promotion of tourism, increase...

The subject united four speakers. Erwann Gaucher, a consultant from the digital department of FTV intervened by videoconference from France, with a 40°C difference in temperature! He pointed out the increasing speed of the system evolution, the risks of addiction growing from the fact that...

Rémy Grouzelle, commercial director of the EDT group, speaks at the ‘Decision-Maker’s Speech’ and evokes his company’s place in digital, and its growing importance to keep up with clients. With the imminent arrival of Honotua, EDT enhanced its website and developed its online services. The principal...

‘A little suffering for a great deal of love…,’ simple words used by Marco to summarize the act of this couple who have returned to Tahiti to search for their second child. After several weeks of fruitless searching, he provides clear-sighted vision that it is...

Jacob Luamanuvae is a benchmark for 3D animation, he is internationally renowned (he notably did all the modelling of the faces on Avatar), he endlessly throws himself into new challenges with the aim to tell, through his own film, Maori myths and legends and in...

Not a fisherwoman or a particular lover of fishing, or a great diver, in a word no particular link, by any stretch of the imagination, to the world of spear fishing, "I saw the light and I went back" to sit down. At first I...