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Funny, off-the-wall, kitsch, sombre, fantasy, mystical and social…there was something for everyone on Saturday evening at the 6th Oceanian Short Film Night.   A long queue began to form at 6.30pm in front of the Maison de la culture Grand Theatre on Saturday 31st January. For the...

FIFO officially opened its doors on Tuesday 3rd February. At 8am, officials, jury members, professionals and other guests shared this very convivial time. “Fifo, fifo, fifo, fifo!” the FIFO anthem permeated the Maison de la culture paepae, a persistent, joyful, determined and dynamic anthem reflecting the...

Last week FIFO continued on its journey to Australia, stopping in Sydney for a new screening of the film La Monique. As usual, a discussion followed the screening. Rich Welch from the Antenna Documentary Festival led it whilst Khadidja Benouataf answered questions from the public....

Rapa Nui, filles des Marquises, directed by Mike Leyral, journalist at TNTV, and screened as part of FIFO Pacific Screens won us over. This film is packed with emotion, intense and humorous, as well as being a humane and cultural adventure. Indeed Mike Leyral takes...

The notion of a web doc is not a phenomenon but the reality of a revolution in the information world. Like the new generation of 3D televisions with sensations guaranteed, interactive features provided by the web 2.0 permit documentaries to be created in reinvented formats....

For the eighth consecutive year, all representatives from Pacific television channels gathered together for a symposium at FIFO. It has been the only meeting for professionals in the sector for years permitting a fruitful discussion about experiences and sharing between specialists and regional partners. Around...

The long-awaited pitch session began early on Thursday afternoon with 10 projects lined up. In partnership with the Tahitian Association for Audiovisual Professionals (ATPA), FIFO offers a central and unique platform in the Pacific. What’s the idea? It is so that producers and broadcasters invited...

In the small air-condioned room behind To’ata, usually used as a performers’ dressing-room, there are about fifteen festivalgoers this Thursday participating in the ‘scriptwriting’ workshop. Sitting at a round table, the ‘pupils’ in turn each read passages from a script, chosen carefully by Patrick Bossard. ‘Sorry...

‘La compagnie des archipels,’ Jacques Navarro’s documentary in the competition stirred up the interest of the plentiful audience at the screening followed by a meeting with the director. It is the chronicle of 8 gendarmes, 4 metropolitans and 4 Polynesians – including 2 women –...

Rai and Mana alias Edouard and Marii are true darlings at the 11th FIFO. They are stopped every step of the way by festivalgoers for an autograph and a photo. After creating a buzz on the web upon the release of their first video, Rai...

Ben Salama is a French journalist and director of Algerian origin. Attached to his roots, for a long time he has worked on the history of his country. However, this year, for his first FIFO, he is presenting a documentary about New Caledonia. Naissance d’une...

FIFO has hit the ground running: amongst the multitude of screenings, festivalgoers are invited to visit the Polynesian village situated at the very heart of the Maison de la Culture. In true Polynesian style, this village is one of the new additions this year. Activities as...

Wallès Kotra began his speech on Tuesday morning at the festival’s opening ceremony with, ‘It is our responsibility to unite and bring together here, each year, different perspectives and itineraries,’ symbolising the FIFO spirit. The raised eyebrows of the jury members seated in the first...

‘It is unusual to see the populations of Oceania gathered together, but Charles has done it.’ These were the words chosen by Wallès Kotra, chairman of AFIFO, to present the documentary Océanie by Charles Belmont. Shown on Sunday evening during the second FIFO fringe evening...

Film director and chairman of this year’s 11th FIFO, Luc Jacquet, will open the festival on 4th February 2014. Its recipe for success remains faithful to its initial objectives – getting together to give insight to Oceania and its population – whilst continually improving: it’s...

To judge the films in competition and award the FIFO – France Télévisions Grand Prix and 3 other special prizes, FIFO brings distinguished guests together – professionals and key figures renowned in the world of audiovisual and culture. So that the public can also benefit...

Every year FIFO welcomes around a hundred international festivalgoers. These are professionals or amateurs who have come to share the hidden wealth that Oceania has to offer… on screen at the Maison de la Culture. However the tradition of hospitality in Polynesia is taken very...

Do not miss the opportunity to participate in one of the workshops on offer at FIFO, to stimulate or assert your audiovisual talents! You can use the now indispensable GoPro cameras, learn techniques for producing web documentaries and pick up tips about scriptwriting. The...