Tahiti’s FIFO has named its 2017 line-up, with two NZ titles in the competition line-up. The festival received 142 submissions including 28 from New Zealand, of which five play in various programmes.
Stuart Page’s How Bizarre, The Story Of An Otara Millionnaire and Aaron Petersen’s Zach’s Ceremony will play in the festival competition in a field of 14 titles. Among the others is Australian Holly Fifer’s The Opposition, pulled from Doc Edge last year due to (now resolved) legal action taken against the film by one of its subjects.
Briar March’s A Place To Call Home is named out of competition.
The Oceanian Screens selection is a broad programme of films made in or out of the Oceania region which have a relationship with Oceania. Two NZ titles and one co-production play in the programme: Mana Epiha’s Waka Huia – The Tale Of A Māori Body-Snatcher, Lisa Taouma’s Adorn : The Herstory Of Pacific Island Hair, and Ulli Weissbach’s Tokelau/New Zealand/Hong Kong/Germany film Le Paradis Solaire Des Tokelau (The Solar Paradise Of Tokelau).
FIFO runs 4 – 12 February