Tahiti Documentary Festival

6th Pacific International Documentary Film Festival (FIFO Tahiti 2009)

Dear friends, producers and filmmakers,

At the FIFO 2008, which took place in Tahiti from January 29 to February 3, “Horo’a,” directed by Jacques Navarro-Novira, won both the grand jury prize (With €4200).
Special awards went to “Sacred Ground,” directed by Kim Mavromatis of Australia, “Blowind Up Paradise” by Ben Lewis of Great Britain and “My Brother Vinnie” Steven McGregor of Australia. The three winners respectively received €2500 in prize money.

This highly successful fifth edition of the FIFO gave the public and participants the opportunity to discover the many faces, cultures, histories and rich stories of the people of the South Pacific. The range of subjects revealed not only the rich diversity and difference within our region but also that which unites us. The festival’s partnership with RFO, (France Television group), enabled wide broadcasting of the prize-winning films.

With the FIFO now entering its sixth year, Papeete has become an unrivalled venue for Pacific pictures, a meeting place for people from Polynesia, Micronesia, Melanesia and the West where the voices of the Pacific are heard.
The 6th Pacific International Documentary Film Festival will take place in Papeete, Tahiti, from 27 january to 1 february, 2009.

Entries have been open for some weeks now and will close on October 1st, 2008.

If you have produced or directed documentary films in the South Pacific region during these three last years, we would be delighted to consider them for our next festival and encourage you to submit them as soon as possible.

Below you will find the entry form and the festival’s rules and guidelines.
We hope you may help us make the next FIFO even better than the last.

With sun-filled greetings from Tahiti,

FIFO Director
BP 381498 Tamanu – 98718 Punaauia – Polynésie française
Email : organisation@filmfestivaloceanie.org

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