18 July 2022

Alick and Albert honored in Spain, Australia and Italy

From July 7th to 11th: "Alick and Albert" honored in Spain, Australia and Italy

At the beginning of July, the documentary film “Alick and Albert” directed by Douglas Watkin was honored in Spain, Australia and Italy.

The film was screened in Spain and Australia as part of NAIDOC Week, an annual Australian celebration of the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

On July 7, the Embassies of Monaco and Australia in Spain joined forces to organize a screening at the Palacio de Hielo cinema in Madrid, which captivated many guests, including several Ambassadors, representatives of Spanish institutions and economic actors as well as the Consuls of Monaco.

From July 8 to 10, the film was screened in public sessions at the National Maritime Museum in Sydney, which hosted the artist Alick Tipoti as a special guest.

As part of NAIDOC Week, the Australian Consulate General in New Caledonia will host a screening of the film on August 9 at the Tjibaou Cultural Centre in Nouméa.

On July 11, the film was presented during the participation of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco at the opening of the 25th Gran Paradiso Film Festival at the Château d’Aymavilles. This screening was part of the program for the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Gran Paradiso National Park, which was created as a result of the numerous exchanges that Prince Albert I had with King Victor-Emmanuel III on his experience of the national parks visited in the United States.

Alick and Albert : the story

The film explores the intersection of art, science and nature through a constructive and respectful exchange between two men, two worlds, two models of society. It questions the diversity of Man’s relationship with Nature in today’s world and transmits a universal message in favour of peace, tolerance and harmony between Humanity and the Ocean.

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).

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.

21 January 2022

Six nominations for “Alick and Albert”, the documentary film, in Australia

Six nominations for the award-winning movie "Alick and Albert" at the 2021 Queensland Film Network Awards in Australia.

Six Nominations for “Alick and Albert” in Australia’s Queensland! The main characters of the film are the artist Alick Tipoti and H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco. The film is one of the three documentaries selected for the Queensland Film Network Awards for 2021. “Alick and Albert” is competing for the following awards:

Best Documentary Film – Best Music – Best Cinematography – Best Direction – Best Production – Best Editing.

All friends of the film can now express their support by voting online on the Australian Screen Industry Network website.

Six nominations for "Alick and Albert", the documentary film, in Australia
Engaged Torres Strait artist Alick Tipoti in conversation with H.S. H. Prince Albert II of Monaco. Badu Island, October 2018 © Ariel Fuchs. Monaco Explorations

Created in 2008, this network brings together film professionals and industry with the objective of promoting Australian cinema. Its goal is to position Queensland as the main center of the Australian film industry. Since 2010, it has been awarding the continent’s best productions every year.

About the film

“Alick and Albert” retraces the relationship and exchanges between HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco and the Australian artist Alick Tipoti. They developed an unlikely friendship on the occasion of the exhibition “Taba Naba: Australia, Oceania, arts of the peoples of the sea” at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco in 2016 and the meetings that followed on Badu Island, in the Torres Strait in northern Australia in 2018, as part of a Monaco Explorations expedition, and in Monaco again in 2019.

Directed by Douglas Watkin and produced by Trish Lake and Meredith Garlick, the film was previewed at the Rencontres internationales du cinema des antipodes in Saint-Tropez (France) and had its Australian premiere at the Brisbane International Film Festival (Australia). It will be presented in competition at the upcoming Tahitian International Documentary Film Festival.