The Pacific International Documentary Film Festival (FIFO) has announced its in-competition line-up for the 2013 edition, with ten films vying for the Grand Prix.
Five French/French Polynesian films are selected: Christopher Hooke & Yanick Rose’s The Waltz of Continents: Oceania; Xavier-Marie Bonnot & Dorothy Lachaud’s Pacific Convicts; Vincent Perazio’s The Monique, A Caledonian Wound; Philippe Tourancheau’s The Fabulous History of the Maori Head in Rouen Museum; and Gil Brusseuil’s Vogue and the Austral.
Two Australian films make the cut, a low number by the standards of recent years: Tony Krawitz’s The Tall Man and Catherine Scott’s Scarlet Road.
Three NZ films are selected: Paul Wolffram’s NZ-Papua New Guineau production Stori Tumbuna: Ancestor’s Tales; Mike Jonathan’s The Road to the Globe, which follows Rawiri Paratene and company to the World Shakespeare Festival at the Globe Theatre in London; and Paul Janman’s Tongan Ark (although it is noted in the FIFO announcement as Australian).
Fifo runs 11 – 17 February in Tahito.