Competitions

2020 Edition

Opening Night / Closure Night

International Competition

For its ninth edition, the FIFIB fished six pearls which notably come from Hong Kong, the far reaches of Italy, Northern Mexico and France. The vibrant chronicle of a mad love, an epic Iranian thriller, a woman’s descent into hell while she’s looking for her son, the romance of two old men, the hope for freedom, of the press in China… Here are six exciting films exciting which will hopefully satisfy all movie lovers. 

— Edouard Waintrop

A 4,000 € grant funded by the City of Bordeaux will be awarded to the director of the winning film, as well as 3,000 € funded by JC Decaux for the purchase of regional advertising space devoted to the promotion of the film. The winning film will be screened on Saturday, November 7th at 8 PM at L’Entrepôt in Paris (14th), as part of the FIFIB Winners Day 2020.

French Competition Feature Films

This year – with five out of six titles concerned -, we focus on first feature-length (the sixth film being its director’s second work). Within this heterogeneous selection, each title presents us with a personality ans a well – asserted directing style. All of them explore the ambiguities of our time, moved, moved by the observation of a collapsing world as much as by the call for other possible futures, quite like what Walter Benjamin said about Paul Klee’s « Angelus novus ».

— Natacha Seweryn

A grant of 3,000 € funded by the region of Nouvelle-Aquitaine, will be awarded to the director of the winning film, as well as 3,000 € funded by JC Decaux for the purchase of regional advertising space devoted to the promotion of the film.

 

The winning film will be screened on Saturday, November 7th at 5.30 PM at L’Entrepôt in Paris (14th), as part of the FIFIB Winners Day 2020.

Contrebande Competition

Each year, we are presented with new films. Some of them can prove more fragile or more singular than others. They give rise to something special inside of us, because there is something unusual about them. All those films have one common denominator though: they didn’t follow a classic funding model. May they feature online image retrieval, or be independent, productions from directing workshops or shorts shot among friends, this section explores various ways of making in a different way.

 

Natacha Seweryn

A grant of 1,500 € funded by agnès b. and a one-month broadcasting campaign on the VOD platform MUBI are awarded to the director of the winning film. 

A writing residency offered by the Métive (an international residency for multidisciplinary artistic creation) will be offered to the director of the winning film.

 

The winning film will be screened on Saturday, November 7 at 3 PM at L’Entrepôt in Paris (14th), as part of the FIFIB Winners Day 2020.

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French Competition Short Films

This selection puts a spotlight visual on astonishing visual and narrative experiments, short film being the most appropriate format to attempt something, as well as to define a director’s cinematic style and personality. Perhaps more than ever before, this selection focuses on different haze-loving genres. Even amidst, the poetic power of a world which more than ever sorely needs poetry emerges. 

Natacha Seweryn

A writing residency offered by the Métive (an international residency for multidisciplinary artistic creation), as well as a grant of 1,500 € funded by the region of Nouvelle-Aquitaine, will be offered to the director of the winning film.

 

The winning film will be screened on Saturday, November 7 at 3 PM at L’Entrepôt in Paris (14th), as part of the FIFIB Winners Day 2020.

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