Every year, Fipa receives almost 1200 entries of programmes from more than 70 countries. Almost 130 of these programmes, from a range of genres, will be selected for competition or out of competition screening. General Delegate François Sauvagnargues is responsible for the selection assisted by a selection committee.
COMPETITION & OUT OF COMPETITION
World and international premiers, 6 categories:
• Creative documentary
• Reportage and Investigation
• Music and performing arts
• Smart Fipa
OUT OF COMPETITION
Other programmes, also covering a variety of genres, are presented in the out-of-competition sections :
• Panorama of Creation
• New talent
• Carte Blanche
• Special Screenings
A Fipa d’Or is awarded to the best programme in each category by a jury composed of renowned figures from the world of audiovisual creation (authors, directors, screenplay writers, actors, composers etc). These prizes are awarded at the festival closing ceremony.
In the Drama and Series categories, a Fipa d’Or is also awarded for Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Script and Best Original Score.
Fipa created this prize in honour of its founder, Michel Mitrani. With the support of France Télévisions, it is awarded to a movie of the New Talent.
YOUNG EUROPEANS JURY
Each year 13 French-speaking high-school students from the European Union make up a Young Europeans Jury. They award a prize in the Reportage and Investigation section.
Awarded by the cultural weekly of the same name, the Prix Télérama is awarded to an original work from outside France in the Creative documentary, Reportage and Investigation, Music and Spectacle sections.
Every year, Fipa awards the EuroFipa d’Honneur to an individual from the European audiovisual sphere, in recognition of the exemplarity of their work, artistic development or creative approach.
PRIX DU PUBLIC
The «Prix du public» is awarded to French-language documentaries from both within and outside the competitions.
The Erasmus+ Prize is awarded to a film about today’s youth program of any genre, presented in the New Talent selection. It rewards a young director whose film underlines the creative vision of the Erasmus generation.