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

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.

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WIFTI Short Film Showcase 2013

Posted Tuesday 17 Sep 2013

It's THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN! WIFTI needs our TWO entries for the 2013 Women in Film & Television International's Short Film Showcase. This is a great opportunity for members to showcase their work, last year some of the selected films received distribution deals! With news like that we hope it is an incentive to send us your best short film.

In keeping with the rules, the short films must involve a member of our chapter, be directed by a woman and one additional profile category (i.e.: writer, producer, editor, director of photography etc.) should also be held by a woman. Run time must be under 15 minutes, deal with subjects and issues that would be on interest to women... a broad range these days!

If you wish to be considered as New Zealand's entry please send Patricia Watson a screener/a link/DVD, and electronic press kit.  Please note that a link would be best - easier to share with the judges.

The deadline for submissions is 5pm Sunday 29 September.

Let's see how many short films, under 15 minutes are directed by women in New Zealand!