FIPADOC announces full programme; postpones physical festival

FIPADOC – International Documentary Festival in Biarritz, France, has postponed screening dates until later in the year, leaving its Professional Days programme intact for 18 – 22 January 2021.

The new festival dates will be announced soon, yet the closure comes as a result of health precautions and the continued closure of screening venues in France. Below, however, FIPADOC has released its complete lineup for 2021 with films representing 35 countries selected from over 1700 submissions.

In addition to the below-presented sections, the FIPADOC regional focus for 2021 is on the Visegrad region with several films coming from and representing Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia. There will also be sections dedicated to New Talents, Digital Experiences (Smart), and Family Films.

All information for the 2021 FIPDOC selections can be found – HERE

International Documentary

  • Merry Christmas, Yiwu (dir. Mladen Kovačević) – Serbia
  • The Mole Agent (dir. Maite Alberdi) – Chile
  • The Mystery of the Pink Flamingo (dir. Javier Polo) – Spain
  • Downstream to Kinshasa (dir. Dieudo Hamadi) – Democratic Republic of the Congo, France, Belgium
  • The Painter and the Thief (dir. Benjamin Ree) – Norway
  • The Jump (dir. Giedre Zickyte) – Lithuania, Latvia, France
  • The Truffle Hunters (dir. Michael Dweck, Gregory Kershaw) – USA
  • An Ordinary Country (dir. Tomasz Wolski) – Poland
  • And I Was There (dir. Eran Paz) – Israel
  • Radiograph of a Family (dir. Firouzeh Khosrovani) – Norway, Iran, Switzerland

French Documentary

  • Frontière Sud (dir. Joseph Gordillo)
  • Out of the Box (dir. Laurent Frapat)
  • D’après Arnal, Itinéraire d’un Crayon Rouge (dir. Christophe Vindis)
  • Silent Voice (dir. Reka Valerik)
  • Les Sorcières de l’Orient (dir. Julien Faraut)
  • Au Coeur Du Bois (dir. Claus Drexel)
  • L’homme qui Cherchait son Fils (dir. Stéphane Correa, Delphine Deloget)
  • Naître d’une Autre (dir. Cathie Dambel)
  • L’Etat du Texas Contre Melissa (dir. Sabrina van Tassel)
  • Akeji, le Souffle de la Montagne (dir. Mélanie Schaan, Corentin Leconte)
  • Le Sous-sol de Nos Demons (dir. Fanny Fontan)

Musical Documentary

  • Soul Kids (dir. Hugo Sobelman) – France
  • The Brahms Code (dir. Christian Berger) – Germany
  • Narcissus Off Duty (dir. Renato Terra, Ricardo Calil) – Brazil
  • The Band (dir. Ladislav Kaboš) – Slovakia
  • Tuning (dir. Ilan Yagoda) – Israel
  • Quinte & Sens (dir. François René Martin et Gordon) – France
  • Move Featuring Akram Khan (dir. Thierry Demaizière, Alban Teurlai) – France
  • Indes Galantes (dir. Philippe Béziat) – France
  • Sistors with Transistors (dir. Lisa Rovner) – UK

Impact

  • A New Shift (dir. Jindřich Andrš) – Czech Republic
  • Aza Kivy (dir. Nantenaina Lova) – Madagascar, France&lt
  • Convention Citoyenne: Démocratie en Construction (dir. Naruna Kaplan de Macedo) – France
  • Jozi Gold (dir. Sylvia Vollenhoven, Fredrik Gertten) – South Africa, Sweden, Norway
  • A Life Line (dir. Marie-Monique Robin) – France
  • Rift Finfinnee (dir. Daniel Kötter) – Ethiopia, Germany
  • School of Hope (dir. Mohamed el Aboudi) – Finland, France, Morocco, USA
  • Son of Fukushima (dir. Beth Balawik, Beth Murphy) – France, USA
  • Life Beyond Monsanto (dir. Éric Guéret) – France
  • Wood (dir. Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan, Michaela Kirst, Ebba Sinzinger) – Austria, Romania, Germany

European Stories

  • Wolves at the Borders (dir. Martin Páv) – Czech Republic
  • Glory to the Queen (dir. Tatia Skhirtladze, Anna Khazaradze) – Austria
  • The Earth is Blue as an Orange (dir. Iryna Tsilyk) – Ukraine
  • Caminho LOnge (dir. Josu Martinez , Txaber Larreategi) – Spain
  • Acasa, My Home (dir. Radu Ciorniciuc) – Romania
  • One More Unto the Breach (dir. Michele Manzolini, Federico Ferrone) – Italy
  • Wake Up on Mars (dir. Dea Gjinovci) – Switzerland
  • La Tribu des Dieux (dir. Loïc Jourdain) – France
  • Please Hold the Line (dir. Pavel Cuzioc) – Austria
  • Collective (dir. Alexander Nanau) – Romania

French Panorama

  • Papa S’en Va (dir. Pauline Horovitz)
  • Le Formulaire (dir. Filip Flatau)
  • Nothing to be Afraid Of (dir. Silva Khnkanosian)
  • Banksy Wanted (dir. Aurélia Rouvier, Seamus Haley)
  • Les Damnés, des Ouvriers en Abattoir (dir. Anne-Sophie Reinhardt)
  • Karim Contre Mittal (dir. Pedro Brito Da Fonseca)
  • Ku Klux Klan: An American Story (dir. David Korn-Brzoza)
  • Nothing to Be Afraid Of (dir. Silva Khnkanosian)
  • The Temptation of Reality (dir. Jérôme Laffont, Joachim Thome)
  • Big Brother: A World Under Surveillance (dir. Sylvain Louvet, Ludo G.)
  • A Summer in La Garoupe (dir. Francois Levy-Kuentz)

Short Films

  • 407 Days (dir. Eléonore Coyette) – Haiti, Belgium
  • 57 Días (dir. Mario Lumbreras González, Laura Brasero Blázquez) – Spain
  • A Little Bit of Paradise (dir. Andrzey Cichocki) – Poland
  • Almost Famous: The Lost Astronaut (dir. Ben Proudfoot) – USA
  • Brotherness (dir. David Power) – Romania, Germany, Italy
  • Confinés Dehors (dir. Julien Goudichaud) – France
  • E14 (dir. Peiman Zekavat) – UK
  • Father’s Days (dir. Andre Hörmann) – Germany, USA
  • Folie Douce, Folie Dure (dir. Marine Laclotte) – France
  • Gioja22 (dir. Stefano de Felici) – Italy
  • Guillermina (dir. Aida Esther Bueno Sarduy) – Cuba, Spain, Brazil
  • India Obscura (dir. Thibault Lukacs) – France
  • La Brenva en Hiver (dir. Thibaut Sichet) – France
  • La Longue Histoire des Tapissiers Patard (dir. Julia Mourri, Clément Boxebeld) – France
  • La Napoli di Mio Padre (Alessia Bottone) – Italy
  • My Family is a Circus (dir. Nina Landau) – Belgium
  • Rina and Zaki (dir. Ilay Mevorach) – Israel
  • Seahorse (dir. Nele Dehnenkamp) – Germany
  • Song Sparrow (dir. Farzaneh Omidvarnia) – Denmark, Iran
  • Souvenir Souvenir (dir. Bastien Dubois) – France
  • Tentative d’épuisement d’un Coquetier (dir. Carlotta Solari) – Belgium, Hungary, Portugal
  • The Game (dir. Roman Hodel) – Swizterland
  • Transition – ‘Xbuk Alo’ (dir. Aron Marty, Andi Bänziger) – Switzerland
  • We Have One Heart (dir. Katarzyna Warzecha) – Poland
  • Woman From Belarus (dir. ‪Irakli Kordzaia) – Georgia
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