New Caledonia Film Festival

Saturday 5 September - From 10 AM to 12 PM


On the first day of the La Foa Cinema Festival in New Caledonia, come and have a good time at the Alliance Française by watching our screening of five award-winning short-films from New Caledonia! Discover unusual aspects of New Caledonian culture, and share our celebration of Caledonian cinematographic talents over the years.

During the event, enjoy a véritable French petit-déjeuner with croissants, pains au chocolat and coffee (or tea) bien sûr!

Fees:
Regular: $10
AF members/students: $6
Children: $5

Book your spot now >> https://new-caledonia-film-festival.eventbrite.co.nz



Blessures (Injuries)
This film tells the story of the Great Kaori clan and of Pelom, the guardian of the Tree. He lives happily with his partner Meleni until a young foreign lumberjack threatens the ancient trunk with his ax.
Director: Roland Rossero

Screened at the 2018 La Foa Film Festival:
- Award for Best Short Film
- Award for Technical directing




Pieds Nus (Barefoot)

This short animated movie tells the story of two brothers living in the bush. We follow them on their daily walk to school, from an isolated house in the forest through vegetation, all the way to the closest road.
Director: Loup Bouchet

Screened at the 2018 La Foa Film Festival.




Go to BAC (Go to Baccalaureate)

This short film tells the story of a young man living in a slum (“squat”) near Nouméa. On the day of the last high school exam “Baccalauréat” that would allow him to graduate, his motorbike is broken. He will do everything he can to make it on time.
Director: Odile Dufant

Screened at the 2019 La Foa Film Festival:
- Award for Best Short Film
- Award of the NC Short Film Body
- Award  for Best Actor (Michel Caselina)




Djeacutêê gôrô djawë | Histoire d’Eau (A story about water)

This film tells the story of a young woman living in Nouméa far from her family in the North. When running water is cut off in the squat, the community must find a solution to pay the bill. They decide to organize a Bingo.
Director: Jeanne Vassard

Screened at the 2014 La Foa Film Festival:
- Award for Best Short Film
- Award for Best Actress (Louise Sawaza)




Ce chemin devant nous (This path in front of us)

Jimmy, a New Caledonian, meets Gaël, newly arrived from mainland France, at a barbecue party. In an instant, they both decide to go explore the country and travel North ... by hitchhiking.
Directors: Wénael Astier and Linda Teriierooiterai

Screened at the 2019 La Foa Film Festival.