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FIFO 2018 : Call for entries.(0)



The film entries for FIFO 2018 are now open.
The FIFO canoe is continuing its journey in our islands or beyond our reefs as we are already preparing the next event. The 15th FIFO will be taking place from 3-11 February 2018 at Te Fare Tauhiti Nui – Maison de la Culture, in Pape’ete – Tahiti. […]

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100 Tikis – an Oceanic UFO

Dan Taulapapa McMullin is a UFO. Director of 100 Tikis, this fa’afafine (mahu) is a clever mix of crazy artist and thoughtful, committed Oceanian. 100 Tikis, you love it or you hate it.
Sometimes disturbing, this film is a bombardment of images, Oceanic clichés, the myth of the vahine, of the nasty native, of Western interpretations […]

Padisa: “Gather to be heard”  


Four years ago at the FIFO, several festival directors met to develop an idea: a grouping of the Pacific festivals whose objective would be to promote and help audiovisual production in this region. Today, a name was chosen, Padisa And the structure is taking shape. Meeting with René Boutin, Director of the New Caledonian Anuu […]

Audiovisual production overseas is growing

President of the Union of audiovisual production in French Polynesia (SPAPF), Christine Tisseau-Giraudel coordinated the overseas film production convention. The representatives of trade unions and associations of the six territories, Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Guyana, Réunion, French Polynesia and New Caledonia came to Tahiti last December for this first convention. Accompanied by a committee of experts, […]

France Televisions: to support creation and make the Overseas regions visible

Delphine Ernotte held a press conference at the FIFO, this Tuesday, February 7. The CEO of France Televisions wished to address certain issues. Report…
“I am here today at the FIFO, to speak about creation and the importance of perspective, from where we stand. Each distant region has the intent to carry the voice of […]

Encounters, creation, support… Make way for the 14th FIFO!

Let us begin. The 14th FIFO started this Tuesday February 7. The traditional opening ceremony took place at 8am on the paepae, with an impressive parade of personalities. News story.
“It is the 14th edition of the FIFO, born of the friendship between two men. Today, the FIFO signifies knowledge.” Gerard Prufer, regional manager of […]

FIFO 2017: Identity, Sharing and Discoveries

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 includes 40 documentary films: 14 competing and 26 non-competingg […]

FIFO 2017 : Deadline for Film Submission on 14 October 2016

The association of the Oceanian International documentary Film Festival (FIFO Tahiti) informs all directors and producers of documentary or short fiction films that the deadline for film submission for the 14th FIFO is postponed to 14 October 2016, 12am (Tahiti time).
Next FIFO will be taking place in Te Fare Tauhiti Nui – Maison de la […]

Submit your film for the FIFO 2017 !

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 documentaries: registration is open from14th April and will close on […]

Positive results of FIFO 2016

‘We should question the future’
Co-creator of FIFO and chairman of the FIFO association, Wallès Kotra puts a positive spin on the 2016 festival. This 13th FIFO has conveyed universal messages full of humanity.
How would you assess FIFO 2016?
We are very happy. The public turned up in their droves and virtually all the rooms […]

FIFO 2016: A Tribute to Humanity

Le FIFO 2016 remise des prix a eu lieu au Grand Théâtre le vendredi 5 Février dans un esprit de bonne humeur et le partage. Jetons un coup d’oeil de plus près …
Le Président du AFIFO, le ministre de la Culture, le Haut Commissaire et les représentants de France Télévisions … Ces chiffres clés ont […]

Pitch dating: 8 minutes to convince  

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…’ In the big FIFO marquee, sitting on a chair at […]

Inside The Doc: Humanahum, the career of John Gabilou

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 their subject. That was the case with this meeting and […]

13th FIFO: a vital window to Oceania

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 this new edition.
‘The whole government is here, are you […]

Meeting with Nicole Ma: ‘Thanks to them, I learnt what a home was’

Twelve long years… That’s what it took director Nicole Ma to tell the story of Tom. Tom Putuparii Lawford is an Aborigine who gave in to modern temptation but accepted the responsibility of guiding his community, fighting for his clan’s ancestral land and striving for the transmission of traditional skills. Nicola Ma followed him in […]

Alex LEE: ‘An Intergenerational Meeting.’

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 to participate in the world championships in Las Vegas. This […]

7th Oceanic Short Film Night at the Big Theatre, with an appreciative audience

This 7th edition of ‘Oceanic short films’ has ended the first ‘off’ day in style. Wallès Kotra, Chairman of AFIFO, accompanied by Marie-Noëlle Frémy and Marie-Christine Lubrano, who are both members of the pre-selection jury, presented it to many spectators who filled the Maison de la Culture Big Theatre. A selection of 18 films, varying […]

Carte Blanche: an ode to love and humanity

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… Impossible for any audience watching such an account of love […]

Chairman of the Jury – FIFO 2016

Abderrahmane Sissako
Film director, screenwriter
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 to live in Moscow and study cinema at the State […]


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 the 2016 edition – the 13th already!
For documentaries: registration is […]

Tender and Kumu Hina, the overall festival winners

The FIFO 2015 prize-giving evening, presented by Lolo and Hinatea, took place on Friday 6th February in the spirit of good humour and sharing. A popular evening event at the Grand Theatre…
‘This evening, we will pay tribute to Richard Mai.’ Before initiating the FIFO hymn in Tahitian before the Grand Theatre audience, Jacquot, the conductor […]

FIFO 2015 List of winners

 During the official ceremony that happened in the Big Theater of the ‘Maison de la Culture’ on the 06th of february, the FIFO international Jury, led by Mr Jan KOUNEN, has awarded :
 THE GRAND PRIZE OF THE JURY FIFO – FRANCE TELEVISIONS: TENDER directed by Lynett Wallworth and produced by Scarlet Pictures, that wins a […]

Doc Zone: a screening and discussion room reserved for professionals

The Doc Zone stand offers audiovisual professionals a customised screening and discussion room until Saturday. Amongst the film screened will be films from previous editions of FIFO, as well as the documentaries in competition from FIFO 2015. A lovely initiative appreciated by professionals.

This is a new feature for 12th FIFO. Open from 8am to 5pm […]

At the Heart of The Madness of the Bush: Caledonian Coexistence

Since 1983, the Caledonians have revelled in the colourful characters sketched by Bernard Berger, the author of the comic strip “La Brousse en folie”. 23 albums and 30 years of stories later, Bernard Berger invites us to follow in the steps of these characters who inspired him. Behind the humour, we discover a common destiny […]

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