Documentary Edge hits the Road

Posted Tuesday 17 Sep 2013

As part of their growth initiative Documentary Edge are very proud to launch the Documentary Edge Regional Tour 2013. The tour has been developed to bring a taste of the annual festival to NZ regions that wouldn't have experienced it like Auckland and Wellington. Think of it as a grand backpacking adventure across the beautiful landscapes of NZ - they've packed a selection of excellent films from this year's festival.

This tour partners with smaller boutique cinemas to offer kiwis an opportunity to enjoy and embrace stories that would have screened exclusively in the festival. Doc Edge are very excited about this new unchartered venture; it is definitely something we are passionate about. Documentaries create unison of shared stories; community. They would like to share that knowledge and atmosphere across NZ.

The selection of films range from, profiles of 11 year old children from a variety of international cultures and backgrounds, who talk of their life aspirations; the debacle of the increase in domestic waste humans create on earth; highly competitive and aggressive young kiwi females battle it out in roller derby; the strength, commitment and love of parents trying to find their son; the journey to take Shakespeare, performed in Te Reo Maori to London and many more.

Raglan Old School Arts Centre
19 Sept. - 8 pm Trashed

Waiheke Island Community Cinema
17-27 October - Screening times to be announced shortly
Their selection of film is (might change):
I am Eleven
A place at the table
Bikes for Africa
Road to the globes
Virtuosi

All information about the Region Tour are now available on Doc Edge website.

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FIFO takes off in February 2014

Posted Tuesday 17 Sep 2013

The 11th Pacific International Documentary Film Festival (FIFO Tahiti) will take place from 3 to 9 February 2014 in Papeete (Tahiti - French Polynesia).

We would like to remind you that film submissions for the 11th FIFO are open and that the pre-selection committee has already commenced its meetings. The closing date for subscriptions is 1st October 2013.

The registration form is attached, as well as the festival rules, with all the details regarding how to apply. You can also register on our website http://www.fifo-tahiti.com/

Like every year, FIFO will select forty or so films, in two categories. The 'in competition' films will be presented to an international jury that will award a Grand Prix and three special prizes, in addition to the public prize.

Chuck Boller (Haw), Julia Overton (AUS) and Jacob Lumanuvae (NZ) have already confirmed that they will be on the Jury for the 11th FIFO.

Furthermore this year, AFIFO will instigate the creation of a market on an Oceanic scale, by inviting 'buyers,' which will enable directors and producers present to promote their projects. Oceania Pitch will be an additional opportunity for project bearers to make themselves known.

A new category, aimed at young creative talent, will also be created for short documentaries less than 6 minutes long. Finally, an Oceanian Fiction Night, which will award the best short fiction film, will be on the programme again.

For any further information please email us: organisation@fifotahiti.org