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After a week of sharing and discoveries the documentaries selected this year, the FIFO 2018 ended on February 11th 2018. The next edition of our festival –the 16th already ! – will take place from 2nd to 10th February 2019 at Te Fare Tauhiti Nui –...

    The film entries for FIFO 2018 are now open. The FIFO canoe is continuing its journey in our islands or beyond our reefs as we are already preparing the next event. The 15th FIFO will be taking place from 3-11 February 2018 at Te Fare Tauhiti...

The script-writing marathon, an all-day event, took place on Thursday, February 9. Nine people registered for the competition. At stake, the aspiring writer who wins the prize for best screenplay will win a plane ticket to an international destination.   As of 8am, the festival-goers are in...

Stuart page is the director of How Bizarre. This documentary portrays an artist, Paul Fuemana, and a group OMC, who achieved success with an international hit before going bankrupt. This Wednesday February 8, is the anniversary of the one who was nicknamed Pauly. He would’ve...

Dan Taulapapa McMullin is a UFO. Director of 100 Tikis, this fa'afafine (mahu) is a clever mix of crazy artist and thoughtful, committed Oceanian. 100 Tikis, you love it or you hate it.   Sometimes disturbing, this film is a bombardment of images, Oceanic clichés, the myth...

  Four years ago at the FIFO, several festival directors met to develop an idea: a grouping of the Pacific festivals whose objective would be to promote and help audiovisual production in this region. Today, a name was chosen, Padisa And the structure is taking shape....

President of the Union of audiovisual production in French Polynesia (SPAPF), Christine Tisseau-Giraudel coordinated the overseas film production convention. The representatives of trade unions and associations of the six territories, Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Guyana, Réunion, French Polynesia and New Caledonia came to Tahiti last December...

Te reo tumu - The mother tongue: interview with Cybèle Plichart   FIFO - Where did the idea for the documentary Te reo tumu - The mother tongue come from?   Polynesian languages and the nature of the Tahitian language are subjects that have always interested me. I believe...

For the opening night of this 14th edition, the president of the jury was given free rein, Stéphane Martin is passionate about culture and travel, it was sheer pleasure for him to share his view of the world via three documentaries.   Three films, three countries,...

FIFO 2017: Identity, Sharing and Discoveries   The FIFO organizing committee is pleased to present its selection of films for 2017. 128 movies out of 142 were screened and evaluated by the preselection committee in competition. These quality selection chart the cultural diversity of Oceania. In 2017 the...

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 the 2017 edition – the 14th already!   For...

On Thursday 4th February, the director and producer of The Price of Peace met with the public. The two women reveal the inside story of the documentary. On the Maison de la Culture paepae, the director and producer of The Price of Peace carefully listen...

  Tupaia is one of eleven films in competition at this 13th FIFO. Directed by Lala Rolls, it tells the story of the great Polynesian navigator and his adventure on board Captain Cook’s expedition ship, the Endeavour. On Friday 5th February, some members of the documentary...

This is a first for FIFO and what a success! The scriptwriting marathon day on Thursday 4th February was a resounding success, in form as well as content. Reportage. ‘We are there to help and guide you either with a tip or technique.’ Sydélia Guirao is...

  The concept is not as new as all that, as already in the 1880s the construction of the Statue of Liberty took place thanks to a call for funding from the population. Surprising that the 19th century already had 21st century modernity in sight! The...

  Christine: ‘Films that raise awareness’ Which films did you see today? I saw two films Aux armes tahitiens and Le salaires des profondeurs. These two films have one point in common as neither character complains. For example in Le salaires des profondeurs, the divers put their lives...