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FIFDH AT THE EXPO MILAN 2015

Swiss pavilion

DETAILED PROGRAMME

DREAMS OF EUROPE: WHAT RIGHTS FOR MIGRANTS?

FILM AND DISCUSSION
Thursday 17th September 2015. 2.30 p.m.

TRADE, LAND ACQUISITIONS AND THE RIGHT TO FOOD

ONE FILM, ONE SUBJECT, ONE DEBATE
Friday 18th September 2015, 8 p.m.


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All our "a film, a topic, a debate" events are retransmitted in live on our website and on livestream. You can also re-watch all the debates on our livestream page.


Programme pdf
Magazine pdf

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13th Edition, from February 27th to March 8th, 2015 

FIFDH 2016: REGISTER YOUR FILM HERE

Deadline, January 4th, 2016


07.03.2015

The awards of the 13th edition of the fifdh have been announced !


creative documentaries competition

GRAND PRIZE OF GENEVA : ON THE BRIDE’S SIDE by Antonio Augugliara, Gabriele del Grande and Khales Saliman Al Nassiry.
PRIZE GILDA VIEIRA DE MELLO : SPARTACUS ET CASSANDRA by Ioanis Nuguet, Special mention to The Wanted 18 by Amer Shomali and Paul Cowan
YOUTH JURY AWARD : SOMETHING BETTER TO COME by Hanna Polak

FICTION AND HUMAN RIGHTS COMPETITION

GRAND PRIZE & YOUTH JURY COMPETITION : CHARLIE’S COUNTRY by Rolf de Heer

OMCT COMPETITION

GRAND PRIZE of the World Organization Against Torture (OMCT) : CHECHNYA, WAR WITHOUT TRACE by Manon Loizeau.

L’ABRI by Fernand Melgar received the Jury Prize awarded by the youth of La Clairière as part of the "extramural" programme.

All the details available here. Special screenings of all the award-wining films on Sunday 8 March at the Cinémas du Grütli: details here.

06.03.2015

edward snowden live AT THE FIFDH


mini_4842-miguelbueno.jpgEdward Snowden made a live appearance last night during the debate "Cybersurveillance : a call for action" co-presented with Amnesty International.


He explained his approach "For me it was not a question of courage but of necessity" and expressed his hope for asylum in Switzerland. He asserted his love for his country, the United States, by underlining that "patriotism is not a question of love for government. Patriotism is about loving your country. [...] People who really love their country are the people who stand up and say when things are going wrong and they try to put them right".


The entire debate can be watched again on livestream and in our videos debates gallery.



06.03.2015

LAST WEEKEND AT THE FIFDH 


The 13th edition of the FIFDH is drawing to a close, but there is still lots to discover! Here are the last events not to be missed: 

Today, the Pitoëff Theatre welcomes a public symposium on the animated documentary film, between case study and round table, organized with the support of the Federal Office of Culture. Tonight will be the occasion to discover the international premiere of La France est notre Patrie (France is our Mother Country), a powerful and original film on the past of Cochin China, in the presence of director Rithy Panh. 

Also tonight, the film-discussion Whistleblowers: Guilty or heroes, co-presented with the World Organization Against Torture, will question the fate of whistleblowers. Earlier in the evening, When Children take over their own destiny, co-presented with the city of Geneva, will be an opportunity to debate over child labour in the world.

On Saturday, March 7th, the shocking documentary Generation Maidan: A Year of War & Revolution will precede a discussion on the current situation in Ukraine and the responsibility of the Russian government. The films rewarded by our International Jurys will be revealed during the closing night ceremony, before the screening of The President by celebrated Iranian filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf. The award winners will be screened on Sunday, March 8th at the Grütli theaters. 

The festival ends on this Sunday, March 8th, on International Women’s Day. For this occasion, the FIFDH proposes a programme celebrating the engagement of women throughout the world, with three exceptional film events: The Role of Women in the Peace Process, Women musicians, women activists, and Afghanistan: when women step out of the shadows

Get your tickets now!


28.02.2015

The festival has begun !


mini_0047-miguelbueno.jpgThe festival kicked off yesterday, during an opening ceremony that paid a beautiful tribute to Charlie Hebdo and cartoonists over the world, in which Patrick Chappatte communicated a video message and the filmCaricaturistes, fantassins de la démocratie was projected in the presence of the director.


Reda Kateb, César 2015 of the best male supporting role, was also present in Geneva. Having presented his masterclass at the Pitoëff Theatre, he introduced Cutter Hodierne’s Fishing Without Nets, an award-winner at Sundance and selected in our "Fiction and human rights" competition. 


Danis Tanovic’s Tigers set off our first thematic evening Nestlé au Pakistan, le scandale du lait infantile.


Every day on our website, you can find in the early afternoon our "capsule" vidéos, which will present the day to come. Look out for the photos of our events, accessible on the site’s dedicated page. 


The festival is up-and-running, and we at FIFDH look forward to seeing you during the festival !