The International Oceanic Film Festival

The FIFO 2017

FIFO. Four letters and a universe of faces and landscapes that portray Oceania today. The best of directors are present in Tahiti for this week’s festival to present their best cinematographic work.
From Australia to Hawaii, via Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Polynesia and so many other small “island” states, Oceania is an infinite mosaic … Every year, an international festival in showcase the different pieces that make up the oceanic microcosm. For 14 years, the FIFO has gathered the best Pacific filmmakers, fans of documentaries and budding filmmakers.

A Close up of the continent which is Oceania

For its 2017 edition, FIFO showcases 142 films produced in New Zealand, Australia, and French Polynesia and throughout the world: the United States, Egypt, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iran and Canada. This diversity has garned its fame earned from its past 14 editions.

For this 2017 vintage: a selection of 14 films selected in the category “In competition”, 16 in the category “Out of competition”, but also for the first time the “Ecrans océaniens”, a category that includes films presenting countries, peoples or lesser-known aspects of Oceania …

The themes are varied and poignant as all FIFO festivals go…Attend a Tahitian dance class in a Tokyo studio, relive the Second World War from the small Pacific island of Guam, follow the first steps of a young Aboriginal dancer debuting her first ballet at the Sydney Opera or take the pulse of the Papuans in their quest for emancipation … Here, among other discoveries, is “what on” for the FIFO this year …

The FIFO is also dozens of workshops to discover the art of shooting and editing, all the strings of a good script or the practice of vlogging (a mix of “video” and “blog “) To become the next” youtubeur “star! Clearly, the FIFO is one of the essential events of the Polynesian cultural agenda.

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