Innovation and Inspiration at FIPADOC
Exploring the World of Documentaries in Biarritz
Taking place each January in the picturesque Biarritz, France, FIPADOC is not just a festival but a vibrant gathering of over 30,000 spectators, showcasing a rich tapestry of more than 180 documentaries from over 50 countries.
This event is a celebration of diverse storytelling, featuring an array of formats like short films, feature-length documentaries, and cutting-edge immersive experiences. With 15 prestigious awards up for grabs, the festival draws an eclectic mix of the public, film professionals, and industry leaders. This year’s FIPADOC runs from 19 - 27 January 2024.
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Director: Mstyslav Chernov
While the Russian invasion commences, a group of Ukrainian journalists who are stuck in the besieged city of Mariupol strive to carry out their duty of documenting the war's brutalities.
Director: Petra Seliškar
Resilience, acceptance, and the intertwining of mind and body.
Director: Fredrik Gertten
A look at the global patterns of modern kleptocracy and extractivism, reimagining the building blocks of our societies along the way.
Director: Vitaly Mansky, Yevhen Titarenko
A gut-wrenching glimpse of the brutal realities of life and death on the Eastern front in Ukraine's fight to keep back Russian invaders
Director: Daniel Kötter
The complex interplay of geopolitics, resource extraction, and the enduring spirit of a land and its people, post-Karabakh War.
Director: Mattia Colombo, Valentina Cicogna
When the Mediterranean rejects the nameless, who restores their dignity?
Director: Albert Solé, Raúl Cuevas
Former ISIS hostage Marc Marginedas returns to Raqqa to confront the ghosts of his past.
Director: Anna Hints
Female solidarity through Estonian women continuing an age-old tradition.
We joined film director Vlad Petri as he reflected on the stories of women's resilience and revolution in his film Between Revolutions.