Author: Mareva

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...

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...