Author: Mareva

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...

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...