The 10th FIFOG, dedicated to love and sponsored by the poet Adonis, was held from March 20th to 29th. It ended with a prize-giving ceremony on Saturday, March 28th at Geneva’s Maison des arts Grütli .
This year the documentary jury awarded the Gold FIFOG to “This is my land” by Israeli director Tamara Erde. “With this award the jury wants to highlight the original approach to the subject, avoiding repetition, its realism, drama but also the quality of sound and image.” Erde’s film had previously won the “Mediterranean Challenges” award at the CMCA’s 2014 PriMed. The Silver FIFOG went to Egyptian director Amir Ramses for “The Jews of Egypt”.
The feature film jury awarded the Silver FIFOG to “Fièvres” by Moroccan director Hicham Ayouch. “The jury wants to reward the subject, the fresh language, the inter-play, photography, music and the relevance of the subject.” “Fièvres” also won an award at FESPACO in early March. The Golden FIFOG went to “What’s the time in your world?” by the Iranian film-maker Safi Yazdanian. Finally, Lyes Salem’s “The Man from Oran” won the jury special mention. The complete list of awards can be found here.
The festival was interspersed with discussions, seminars, conferences, and workshops on various themes.
Sources: fifog.com et lemag.ma