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The Festival

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

COMPETITION

World and international premiers, 6 categories:

Drama
Series
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

JURY

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.

 

SPECIFIC AWARDS

PRIX MITRANI

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.

 

PRIX TELERAMA

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.

 

EUROFIPA D’HONNEUR

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.

 

ERASMUS+ PRIZE

The Erasmus+ Prize is awarded to a European work of any genre, presented in the New Talent selection. It rewards a young European director whose film underlines the creative vision of the Erasmus generation.