Fipadoc returns to Biarritz on January 17 with many novelties

Fipadoc returns to Biarritz on January 17 with many novelties
Fipadoc, the festival of true stories returns from January 19th to 27th, 2024 in Biarritz, for a 6th edition which opens the year by sharing and celebrating all forms of documentary storytelling for all screens: from cinema, television, and series, including virtual reality, podcasts with the link to the musical creation.

The plural and unique meeting place in Biarritz between films, audiences and filmmakers from around the world, in all their diversity
In its extended format, initiated last year and including two weekends, the festival will offer to the spectators - general public and professionals - more than 140 films, 5 documentary series, 25 short films and 19 digital experiences.

Christine CAMDESSUS, general delegate of Fipadoc said: “Like every year in these first days of the year in Biarritz – these are projects that have since become short and feature films, virtual reality experiences, animated or archive films, series, testifying all of the infinite variety of forms that true stories can take on, as long as the sincerity of their authors carries them. »

Anne GEORGET, president of Fipadoc added:“Faced with the surge of images and information, faced with the ever-increasing speed of their arrival in our lives, we defend the celebration of the long term and the power of documentary views to bring us out of the shadows. In 2024, the program devotes a significant part of its selection to repairing the omissions of the past to better bring about a more desirable present. »

The Festival offers sessions of panels and screenings and this year there is also a Focus on Italy with Bella Ciao to open the Festival.
The European commitment of Fipadoc - founding member of the network of European festivals dedicated to documentary Doc Around Europe - is reflected in particular with the traditional FOCUS selection. This year, it is dedicated to Italy taking the audience on a journey to discover the richness and documentary creativity of this country and its culture.
On January 19th, 2024, the opening evening of Fipadoc will feature, as for the first time, the activist music of Bella Ciao.

The last edition counted on 160 documentary works, all formats — feature film, short film, virtual reality, podcast, series, all forms combined — cinema, television, radio, 250 sessions organized, 110 meetings with film crews and the general public, 41 French and international jurors and 15 prizes
Including 5 grand prix — International, National, Musical, Impact & Panorama of French speaking creations,  50 countries represented in the selected films, 32 400 spectators from all over the world (2023)
and 2 200 accredited — professionals, talents, press (2023).

For futher information go to FIPADOC