From February 04 to 12, 2023 in Tahiti
From February 04 to 12, 2023 in Tahiti
Welcome to the official website of the International Oceanian Documentary Film Festival (FIFO) !
The 20th edition of FIFO will take place from February 4 to 12, 2023.
The physical version will be held as every year at the Maison de la Culture de Tahiti – Te Fare Tauhiti Nui. The digital FIFO will be accessible from French Polynesia, mainland France, the countries of Oceania and overseas territories, by going to the ‘Online‘ tab.
FIFO is the unmissable meeting place for documentary film enthusiasts. Every year, it brings to mind the voices, cultures and issues of the Pacific beyond the borders of our great ocean. It is also a unique professional opportunity for the media and the audiovisual sector in the Pacific: the possibility of meeting the directors and producers of the films selected and attending conferences, workshops and other events that immerse you in the audiovisual universe of the Pacific.
Ready to board our canoe (vā’a) of the 8th art?
Haere Mai! Let’s explore Oceania on a journey of emotions, discoveries and sharing, carried by the audiovisual talents of the Pacific.
Official trailer of the 20th FIFO
The retrospective of the 19th edition
To celebrate this anniversary, the teams have prepared a special 20th anniversary program for you!
We invite you to see or review all PUBLIC AWARDS from the past 20 years and to vote for your favorite film!
From December 07 to 28, find the films to watch online below :
55 min – French Polynesia – 2019 Version : French and Marquesan subtitled in English Director : Heretu Tetahiotupa and Christophe Cordier Production : Les Studio …
Summary : Portrait of A woman: Valerie Adams, 4-time Olympic shot put champion. This Tongan-born sportswoman with her exceptional physique and stamina has become an icon for New Zealand. Before the games she said “Why am I going? Because I can.” An incredible multitasker: mother, wife, sister, and in the face of illness… a fighter […]
Summary : In Tasmania, Australia lies a valley and the wild and magnificent Franklin river. Oliver Cassidy takes a solo rafting trip down the river, paying homage to his father and to this majestic river that has remained free, despite plans in the 1980s to build a hydroelectric dam. It was saved then, along with […]
Summary : For more than 40 years, in the Marquesas Islands, the members of the Motu Haka Association have united to gather, safeguard and enhance what remains of their culture. Thanks to the battles they have fought, the Marquesan people can honour their origins and display them with fervour during their traditional arts festival. It […]
Summary : When painful memories have been hidden and are linked to segregation, racist acts, with acts of violence, should they be kept silent? “No”, says a teacher in this New Zealand film. A town is confronted with a past that is difficult to accept, to unveil. But “history belongs to no one”… Film details […]
Summary : This film retraces one of the bloody episodes of the “Events” in New Caledonia. On December 5th 1984, in Waan Yaat, in the Hienghene valley, a trap was set by settlers terrified by the risk of being chased off “their” land, some independentists are victims of an ambush resulting in 10 dead, 5 […]
Summary : This film tells the extraordinary story of a young transgender woman in Australia. As a young woman she helped change the law. Later she was able to assert herself and become the adult she wanted to be. Film details : 2021 – AUSTRALIA – 28 minEnglish version subtitled in FrenchDirector : Maya NewellProducer : Georgie […]
Summary : Life on the streets of New Zealand for two homeless men: John, the older man, seems to like this life and to be at home here. Elvis, the Marquesan, dreams of returning to his island. Good relations and understanding v. confrontation, separation and mutual aid… Film details : 2022 – FRENCH POLYNESIA – […]
Te Fare Tauhiti Nui – Maison de la Culture
946 boulevard Pomare IV, Front de mer, Papeete
FIFO will take place from 04 to 12 February 2023
Pre-registration for one or more workshops is mandatory.
Registrations (from 15 years old) :
On site: at the FIFO office, at the Maison de la Culture
E-mail : [email protected]
Phone : (+689) 89 32 61 86
Kathryn Graham is head of the Māori development department at the New Zealand Film Commission, which is funded by the government. Her role is multi-faceted, but part of her duties involves creating opportunities for Maori. A brief overview of the…
What is the place of women in documentary creation today? What perspective does a woman bring when she directs? This was the subject of the round table organized on Thursday, February 9th under the pae pae a Hiro. Nina Nawalowalo,…
This question has been asked at every edition of the FIFO over the past twenty years. Telling the others story and telling one’s own story: what is the place of indigenous storytelling in documentary creation? To discuss this question, the…
This is the kind of film that takes you by storm. It exposes without compromise the implacable intervention methods of the Australian State towards the Aboriginal people. Aborigines represent 3% of the population in Australia, but are 23% of the…
An official selection of this 20th FIFO, Ablaze is the intimate portrait of an Aboriginal man. Bill Onus was a cultural leader but also an actor and an activist. With this film, the director Alec Morgan tells the story of…
Motu Haka is a documentary about the struggle to defend the Marquesan’s cultural heritage. In this film, selected for the 20th edition of the FIFO, the elder’s words resonate alongside those of the young. Their message is a strong and…