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FIPADOC

International Documentary Festival in Biarritz.

About

Over seven days, FIPADOC, an international documentary film festival held annually in Biarritz brings members of the public and professionals together for screenings of a selection of outstanding documentary films. Hosting meet-and-greets and premiering new projects, FIPADOC is committed to promoting impact, innovation, image appreciation, and new talent.

 

Program

Competitions

  • International Documentary
  • French Documentary
  • Musical Documentary
  • Impact: films that further social justice, promote human rights, and protect the environment
  • Smart: French or international digital experiences
  • Short Films: French or international films with a duration of less than 20 minutes
  • New Talent: films with a duration of less than 60 minutes

Selections

  • Panorama of French Speaking Creation: French speaking films
  • Family Films: films aimed at young audiences (ages 8 and above)
  • European Stories: films that offer a timely perspective on the birth of Europe or the lives of its citizens
  • Focus Visegrad (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia) 
  • Taste of Docs: films on gastronomy & food
  • Standouts
  • Special Screenings

Events

  • Industry Days
  • Industry Forum
  • Campus

Awards

  • Grand Prix International Documentary
  • Grand Prix French Documentary
  • Grand Prix Musical Documentary
  • Grand Prix Impact
  • Smart Award
  • Digital Storytelling Award
  • Short Documentary Award
  • Erasmus+ Award (New Talent)
  • Tënk Award (New Talent)
  • Mitrani Award (the best first or second film in one of the 4 main competitive categories)
  • Audience Award (Panorama of French Speaking Creation)
  • Young Europeans Jury’s Award (European Stories selection)

Rules

Eligibility

  • To be eligible for competitive selections, documentaries must have been produced between December 1, 2019 and October 15, 2020.
  • Films with a © 2019 and that have not been submitted to the 2nd edition of FIPADOC (January 2020) are also eligible to apply for the 2021 edition.
  • Off-competition: The criteria “having never been screened or broadcast” does not apply to the following selections: Family Films, Taste of Doc and Focus Visegrad. For those categories, copyright-dates of the films can be older than 2019/2020.
  • Short films must have a maximum duration of 20 minutes. School films (for the New Talent competition) must have a maximum duration of 60 minutes.
  • For all other selections, films must have a duration of 50 minutes or longer and may be in any format.

Entry fees:  Exemptions and discounts

  • Films entering the New Talent Competition will be exempt from entry fees.
  • Entries submitted by independent directors will receive a 50% discount. To obtain the special rate, you must first contact the Film Office: films@fipadoc.com.

Films may be submitted in the original language with English and/or French subtitles.

Premiere Requirements

National premiere required.

Jury and Organizers

President: Anne Georget

Managing and Artistic Director: Christine Camdessus

Documents

Place

France
Biarritz

Official website

fipadoc.com/

Contacts

Address:

14 Rue Alexandre Parodi
75010 Paris

Phone:  +33 (0)1 44 89 99 99
Email: contact@fipadoc.com

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    June 08, 2020
  • Deadline
    October 15, 2020
  • Event dates
    18 — 24 January 2021
Categories & Fees

50 min or longer

  • Deadline — €48

Films that have at least 3 episodes

  • Deadline — €72

No longer than 20 min

  • Deadline — €12

No longer than 60 min

  • Deadline — free
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