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For almost an hour and a half, the director Gil Kebaïli immerses the spectator into an incredible underwater world. Filmed on the Fakarava Atoll, Le Mystère Mérou describes the reproduction of this species of fish that is waiting for the full moon, to reproduce at...

Non-competition film directed by Dominic Brown and produced by Dancing Turtle Films (53 minutes, USA, VOSTFR) An unbelievable life walk of life is presented to us here, through the admirable Benny Wenda and his battle. A tribal leader in Western Papua, an artist, musician and above...

  Participants have 8 min to convince a producer, broadcaster and/or distributor to believe in their projects and ideas. This timed meeting is a real opportunity for pitchers, as well as for professionals. Reportage.   ‘So, in fact, it’s a series with scenes from typical Polynesian life…’...

Clearly it’s another world! In the FIFO village cyber space, the countdown starts as a team of ‘Padawans,’ student interns at Poly 3D, bustle creating a video game in three days. A sizeable challenge for these young people from generation Z!   Tefau’ura Haumani, the head of...

Al Dorsey is the first large-scale series to be made in Tahiti. Inspired by detective novels by Patrice Guirao depicting investigations by detective Al Dorsey. The filming is anticipated in Tahiti from May to July 2016. Exclusive to FIFO, a public pre-casting will take place...

Humanahum takes us on the journey of the artist John Gabilou: his career, emotional moments in the life of a well-known man, encounters, anecdotes from concerts and occasionally lessons…   The way Inside The Doc works enables the public to meet directors of documentaries, sometimes accompanied by...

Jaiyah Saelua is a fa'afafine, the name for transsexuals in American Samoa. Jaiyah plays football in the national American Samoa team. Today, Jaiyah is the first transsexual footballer to qualify for the World Cup. The career of this endearing character is told in Equipe de...

The 13th FIFO is officially open. On Tuesday morning, the opening ceremony took place on the Maison de la Culture paepae in the presence of politicians, AFIFO and the jury chairmans, representatives from France Télévisions and the High Commissioner… Each spoke in turn to launch...

Like every year, a whole day is devoted by FIFO to pupils from all over Tahiti to participate in this event. This is an opportunity for them to meet professionals, take part in workshops and maybe even discover a new passion or future career...

Crowds gathered for the special Abderrahmane Sissako evening on Monday February 1st. The screening of Timbuktu, a multi-award winning film, attracted a large Polynesian audience who were obliged to share two projection rooms, the Big Theatre and the Little Theatre. Reportage…   In the middle of...

A first in the history of FIFO, this year the whole village is being recorded live and streamed enriching the festival. The partnership between the OPT and the Polynesian start-up company TBS5, introducing this new expertise to the local market, will enable the FIFO village...

A New Zealand documentary, Hip-Hop-eration, is one of eleven competition films at this 13th FIFO. A genuine ode to life, it follows the journey of a very unique dance group: elderly people living on the New Zealand island Waihiki who dance hip-hop and would like...

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…...

Président du Jury Abderrahmane SISSAKO, Director, writtor, actor, Mauritania   Membres du Jury    René Boutin Director of the festival Anuu ru Aboro New-Caledonia       Patrice Guirao Author, French Polynesia        Teva Pambrun Editing for the TV Polynésie 1ère French Polynesia        Julia Parnell, Producer New-Zealand         Lisa Duff, Producer, Australia       Chantal Steinberg, Association Ardèche images Headmistress of the Documentary school of Lussas France ...

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...

On Friday evening “Tattoo, the Culture of an Art” won the SCAN prize to award a local production amongst the films in competition. A delighted team therefore introduced themselves to the public at Inside the Doc. The public is strewn around the paepae on Saturday morning,...

A far cry from the hyper-sexualised image of surfers, the film “Out in the Line Up” takes us to the most beautiful spots in the world to meet a gay community determined break taboos. As the Australian film “Out in the Line Up,” by Ian Thomson...

After years of instability, the Aborigine Marlene Cummins has chosen to break her silence and tell her story. In Black Panther Woman, she retraces her path, her commitment to the Australian Black Panthers and the suffering that was silenced. Present at the FIFO festival, she...

This is the first time that the French director Jan Kounen has attended FIFO, as a spectator but also and above all, as chairman of the jury. At the end of the prize-giving evening we had a few questions for him.   What is your opinion about...