Following last month’s announcement of the official selections for the Musical Documentary and Impact Documentary competitions, FIPADOC has now revealed the full selection across all competitions and categories. From 20 to 28 January for an expanded 5th edition, over 200 works have been selected. Today’s announcement includes the official selections for International Documentary, French Documentary, Panorama of French Speaking creation, European Stories, New Talent, and Short Films.
In addition to the competition films, FIPADOC’s commitment to European solidarity is shown through two out-of-competition selections: the traditional FOCUS ON… dedicated this year to the Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania) and Finland; and Visions of Ukraine, special guest of the festival and of our Industry Days. These selections come in addition to five others, presented out of competition: In the Scrum, new in 2023, celebrating France hosting the rugby world cup this year; Family Films, for viewers aged 8 to 88; Taste of Doc; documentary series; and podcasts, including a collective listening session in partnership with France Culture.
And, from 23 to 26 January, FIPADOC’s Industry Days will be back. Over 50 pitch sessions, conferences, and meet-ups have been organised with highlights including a roundtable discussion on the international distribution of French documentaries, hosted by Unifrance; French broadcasters: How to Coproduce with France; and DIVE INTO THE BALTIC SEA! a hands-on session with Zane Balčus (Baltic Sea Forum).
Highlights from across the film programme include The Fledglings (dir. Lidia Duda), Silent House (dir. Farnaz Jurabchian & Mohammadreza Jurabchian), Mountains and Heaven in Between (dir. Dmytro Hreshko), Girl Gang (dir. Susanne Regina Meures), Too Close (dir. Botond Püsök), The Visitors (dir. Veronika Lisková), and many more.
Find more information, the complete programme, and tickets to FIPADOC 2023 – HERE