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Co-creator of FIFO, Wallès Kotra takes a positive view on FIFO 2015, as well as future festivals. He emphasises the importance of the discussions between professionals and festival attendees, and is pleased to see a larger audience.   What do you think about the 2015 winners?   The...

This year Marie Kops was organiser of FIFO for the first time. And the report is very positive. In the wake of the prize-giving, tell us about FIFO 2015…   What is your assessment of FIFO 2015?   Very positive. We had an excellent attendance, FIFO started off...

These stands are new at FIFO 2015. The Fun Zone is open until Saturday and invites festival attendees to enjoy using four types of different games on iPads. The more serious OPT stand screens films from previous FIFO festivals.   ‘Roll up, roll up, roll up!’ cry...

Television has changed a great deal recently and new challenges are just around the corner. Philippe Deloeuvre, director of digital strategy for France Télévisions, has facilitated two meetings during FIFO about tomorrow’s television. The issues: to find tools that take into account consumer use, but...

 The documentary Meri Markham takes the spectator by the hand to join Jenifer Baing Waiko, a Papuan woman who engages in the political and agricultural life of her country. As part of Inside the Doc, facilitated by Caroline Perdrix, deputy editor-in-chief of La Dépêche, the...

Sylvia Guirao is an experienced scriptwriter. Throughout FIFO 2015, festival attendees have benefited from her knowledge whilst passionately running the scriptwriting workshop.  ‘Have you ever written anything before?’ asks Sydélia Guirao to kick-start her scriptwriting lesson in one of the To’ata rooms. ‘Yes, sometimes short stories...

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...

Like every year, FIFO offers several workshops. Jeff Benhamza, the director of Bobby, the Revival of Polynesian Culture, also leads the shooting and editing workshop for iPads. Popular with the public. ‘We are going to spend three hours together, so I hope that you are ready!’...

Invited by FIFO, on Tuesday 3rd February, the DGEN (Economy and Digital Directorate-General) presented festival attendees with its new aid structure for audiovisual and digital creation: the SCAN, Support for Audiovisual and Digital Creation. This aid, that remplaces APAC, is aimed as much at amateurs...

The SCAM (Civil Society of Multimedia Authors), has over 35,000 members, directors, writers, journalists, video makers, photographers, translators and illustrators who, through their creations, fuel the audiovisual, radiotelephony and new media sector. The SCAM is there to represent them, to collect ownership rights and then...

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...

Pupils from different schools in Tahiti and Moorea had Monday devoted to them, screenings and workshops were offered providing a great opportunity to get a taste of the audiovisual world. 800 pupils from almost 15 French Polynesian schools came to FIFO on Monday by foot or...

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...