14 February 2022
“Alick and Albert” Special Jury Award at FIFO 2022
"Alick and Albert" wins a special jury award at the 19th International Oceanian Documentary Film Festival
In competition at the 19th International Oceanian Documentary Film Festival (FIFO) held in Papeete, French Polynesia, from February 5 to 13, 2022, the documentary “Alick and Albert” won a Special Jury Award. For its 2022 edition, the FIFO had selected 12 long-features from the 120 films viewed by the pre-selection committee. Presented to the public at the Maison de la Culture de Tahiti and online on the Festival’s digital platform, the films in competition were submitted to the appreciation of a jury chaired by Emmanuel Kasarhérou, President of Musée du Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac (Paris, France).
The jury was impressed with this film profound showcase of indigenous art as a way to preserve and perpetuate culture as well as connect and communicate across borders on one of the most pressing issues of our time, climate change. This film acts as an inspiration for all of us to do our part in protecting our oceans and all life that drives from them.
About the International Oceanic Documentary Film Festival
Born in 2004, the International Oceanian Documentary Film Festival has gradually attracted filmmakers from Oceania and elsewhere. They see it as a great opportunity to take a fresh look at the region through the prism of authenticity and diversity, two key elements of its success. The Festival has thus won over an ever-growing audience, bringing together more than 30,000 spectators in 2020.