FIFO 2024


From February 04 to 12, 2023 in Tahiti

Registration for FIFO 2024

Click here to register for the International Oceanian Documentary Film Festival, in Tahiti in 2024

‘Ia ora na e Maeva

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

In 2023, FIFO will celebrate its 20th 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 :

Film selection

Practical infos

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

See the workshops

FIFO 2023 International Jury

Alain Mabanckou

Writer, poet and professor of Francophone literature at UCLA

Rhys Graham


Director and producer. Co-director of MURUNDA, SONGS OF FREEDOM, Grand Jury Prize at FIFO 2012.

Anna Marbrook

New Zealand

Director and producer. Director of LOIMATA, THE SWEETEST TEARS, Grand Jury Prize at FIFO 2021.

Christine Della-Maggiora

New Caledonia

Director, producer and anthropologist. Director of LE SALAIRE DES PROFONDEURS, special mention of the Jury at FIFO 2016

Olivier Pollet

Great Britain

Director and producer. Director of CANNING PARADISE, Special Jury Prize at FIFO 2013 and of OPHIR, Grand Jury Prize at FIFO 2020.

Marie-Hélène VILLIERME


Photographer, director and producer. Director of L’ÉLU DU PEPLE – POUVANA’A TE METUA, Audience Award at FIFO 2012.

Lorenzo MARAMA


Journalist and reporter at Polynésie la 1ère since 1993.

FIFO 2023 Youth Jury


Student in second year BTS Management of Transport and Associated Logistics, at the Polyvalent High School Tuianu LeGayic of Papara.


Passionate about audiovisual, fashion and Polynesian culture

Joseph TETOE

Originally from the Marquesas Islands and student at the University of French Polynesia. He is currently preparing two degrees, one in Geography Planning and the other in History.

Timeri LO

Second-year student in Languages, Literature, Foreign and Regional Cultures of Polynesian Languages ​​at the University of French Polynesia

Teariki TEKORI

First-year student in a Bachelor's degree in Regional Languages, Literature and Foreign Civilizations - Polynesian Languages ​​course, at the University of French Polynesia.


Student in the second year of a Bachelor's degree in Foreign and Regional Culture Language Literature - Polynesian language course.


Director at Wow Sense, Tamaterai has been passionate about audiovisual since a young age.

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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,…

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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…

FIFO online


Watch the selection of films presented at the 20th FIFO (from February 7 to 19)


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