FRANCE / 26th FID at Marseille

fid_The 26th Marseille International Film Festival (FID) was held from June 30th to July 6th. This year over 130 films (documentary and drama), including many world premières, were screened in different places of the city including MuCEM, the Alcazar, the Villa Méditerranée and the Silo.

Thirty-five films competed in the official selection, which was divided into three sections: 15 films in the International Competition, 10 in the French Competition and 10 in the First Film Competition. The Grand Prix of the International Competition went to Colombian director Ricardo Giacconi for “Entrelazado” while the Grand Prix of the French Competition went to Algerian director Hassen Ferhani for his first feature “Dans ma tête un rond-point” which plunges us into the Algiers’ slaughterhouses and the workers living on the premises. Find all the winners by clicking here.

Also on the programme was a retrospective of Portuguese director Manoel de Oliveira who died recently, entitled “Frôler l’éternité” as well as five Parallel Screens and five special sessions, round tables, master classes, exhibitions.

Alongside the festival, there was the 7th FIDLab (July 4th and 5th) and the 3rd FIDCampus (June 29th -July 7th). FIDLab is to encourage international co-productions, allowing selected directors and producers to meet film professionals and present their projects. The FIDCampus, created in 2013 as part of Marseille-Provence European Culture Capital, is a training programme for young film-makers from film and art schools around the Mediterranean.

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