Ânûû-rû âboro means "shadow man" in paicî language, ie "cinema". We love this poetic definition which leaves a dark side in the recreation of the actual act that raises the film documentary. We also like the presence of man in the Kanak definition of cinema.
We believe that the film is a non-enclosed space in which political and ideological contradictions that is carried out in the world perhaps more strongly than elsewhere. The image has become an issue of global power.
That is why we want to support and make documentary films that are not only more or less well «dressed» which are supposed to document the reality but films with their own language.
The festival presents a selection of documentary films from all around the world, the Pacific area and New Caledonia. The films are screened in the three provinces of the country but mainly in Pwêêdi-Wiimîâ (Poindimié), in the ressources center and the tribes.
The main goals are :
- To offer the New Caledonian population a new insight on the world, through a wide and demanding selection of documentary films.
- To make documentary filmmaking accessible, including in regions where it does not generally reach.
- To offer Caledonian citizens the opportunity to bond, share and get to know each other on the back hand of this unconventional event.
- To develop the Caledonian film industry and acquire a better knowledge of the different cinemas careers, through professional trainings available during the festival.
- To encourage invasive ideas and new talents to emerge.
- To share a amazing journey between people and artists.
- Grand prix of the Ânûû-rû Âboro International Film Festival, sponsored by NCTV: to be presented to the best feature from the International selection, endowed with 300 000 Pacific Francs (2 500 €).
- Tieti Hotel Award: special jury pick from the international selection, endowed with 150 000 Pacific Francs (1 250 €).
- Federation of Secular Education Leagues Award: to be presented to the best short film in the international selection, endowed with 100 000 Pacific Francs (850 €).
- Bernheim Library Award: to be presented to the best feature in the Pacific selection, endowed with 150 000 Pacific Francs (1 250 €).
- Tjibaou Cultural Centre Award: to be presented to the best short film in the Pacific selection, endowed with 100 000 Pacific Francs (850 €).
- Cèikî Award: to be presented by Koniambo Nickel-KNS to the best local film, endowed with 300 000 Pacific Francs (2 500 €).
- Nouvelle-Calédonie Première (TV & Radio) Award: to be presented to acknowledge the best technical achievement in a local film, endowed with 200 000 Pacific Francs (1 680€).
- Young Public Award: to be presented by High school students.
- Public Award: sponsored by the local daily Les Nouvelles Calédoniennes
- Only short and feature films having been produced after 1 January 2019 are eligible for submission to the Festival.
- Fill in online entry form and provide a Vimeo link to online screener.
Screening Media Type: private link like Vimeo or a downloaded executable digital file (1 GB max)
Subtitles: English or French
No premiere requirement
Jury and Organizers
President : Samuel Goromido