FIFO names early runners
Kiwi battlers from The Ground We Won and Hip Hop-eration will go head to head with two more NZ docos at Tahiti’s Documentary festival FIFO. Also in competition will Kim Webby’s The Price of Peace (recently a winner at imagineNATIVE and Lala Rolls’ Tupaia.
The festival received 160 doco submissions this year, the largest batch by country (46) coming from NZ. 11 feature docos will screen in competition, with a further 23 selected out of competition.
The festival jury will be led by director Abderrahmane Sissako (Timbuktu), with producer and Loading Docs co-founder Julia Parnell named a juror, Two Loading Docs titles, Andrew Scott’s Homing and Kirsty Griffin’s Wayne are named among the short docos selected.
Selected out of competition are Christopher Dudman’s The Day That Changed My Life, Briar March’s Sport for Change – Solomon Islands and Anna Marbrook & Mike Single’s Te Mana O Te Moana.
The festival’s one non-doco programme, the Shorts night, offers up 16 titles, four of which are from NZ: Rebecca Collins’ Tohunga, Hamish Bennett’s Ross & Beth and two of James Cunningham’s Media Design School animated shorts, Over the Moon and Shelved.
FIFO runs 30 January – 7 February in Tahiti.