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Festival International de Films de Fribourg

32e 16 > 24.03 2018

32e 16 > 24.03 2018

32e Festival International de Films de Fribourg - 16 > 24.03 2018
Festival International de Films de Fribourg

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27.03.2018
A big thank you!
24.03.2018
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Award Winners of #fiff18: Risk-taking pays off at FIFF

Black Level, a parable without words by Ukrainian director Valentyn Vasyanovych, won the Grand Prix at the 32nd Fribourg International Film Festival on Saturday and 30,000 Swiss francs from the Canton and Municipality of Fribourg. The International Jury voted unanimously to reward its original and artistic risk-taking. The Special Jury Prize (supported by SSA and Suissimage) was awarded to After My Death, the first film by the South Korean Kim Ui-seok, a social thriller produced within the framework of his studies at the Korean Academy of Film Arts in Seoul (KAFA). While the Youth Jury COMUNDO also rewarded this film, other prizes were shared between The Seen and Unseen by the Indonesian Kamila Andini and Foxtrot by the Israeli Samuel Maoz, which is shortly to be released in Switzerland. With the prize for Best International Short Film delivered to Man of Pa’aling by Filipina E del Mundo (with the support of Groupe E), the Foreign Visa Prize (supported by E-CHANGER and Fribourg Solidaire) given to Les Heures-Encre by Wendy Pillonel from Fribourg and Puppy Love by Margarita Mina who received the award of Réseau Cinéma Suisse, female directors feature heavily strongly among the winners. They are joined by Norwegian-Pakistani Iram Haq who won the BCF Audience Award for What Will People Say, soon to be released in Swiss cinemas. This prize list came at the end of an exceptional week for FIFF. In addition to Ken Loach’s presence, attendance was up and the Festival registered more than 44,000 visitors. At the closing ceremony, Dominique de Buman, President of the National Council, praised festivalgoers who "fearlessly embraced the new ventures put forward by the festival organisers and Artistic Director Thierry Jobin in particular. His audacity and risk-taking have been rewarded with record attendance". Download the Award Winners Sunday, 25.03 | Awarded Films | Rex 1 13:30 | Best international Short Film Award and Grand Prix 16:00 | Audience Award | Free admission Out in Movie Theater 28.03.18 : Sarah joue un loup-garou, Katharina Wyss, Switzerland, Germany 25.04.18 : Foxtrot, Samuel Maoz, Israël, Switzerland, Germany, France 13.06.18 : What Will People Say, Iram Haq, Norway, Germany, Sweden, India Highlights of #fiff18 All the highlights of #fiff18 are now on www.fiff.ch The 33rd edition of the Fribourg International Films Festival will take place from March 15 – 23 march 2019, we look forward to seeing you! Read more
20.03.2018
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Mark your calendar with #fiff18, 20 – 24 March

The FIFF has been in full swing since Friday and is expecting about 90 guests! Meet them at this week's events and don't miss these next 5 days: FIFF-BREAKFASTS AT THE EIKON – FOR THE EARLY BIRDS FIFF-Breakfasts, broadcasted on RadioFr. Today until Friday 23.03 |10:00-10:45 | eikon | Free entry Moderation: Thierry Jobin Language: French ************************************************************************************************************** FIFFORUM – FOR PROFESSIONALS OF THE CINEMA AND THE PASSONATE PUBLIC Round tables: Fribourg: Place of cinema Tuesday 20.03 | 16:00-17:30 | ARENA 7 | Free entry Moderation: Philippe Huwiler, RadioFr. Langue: French, simultaneous translation to German First encounter of Fribourg’s filmmakers © Fribourg Tourisme Round tables: New Territory: Mongolia Wednesday 21.03 | 18:30-20:00 | ARENA 7 | Free entry Moderation: Delphine Jeanneret, curator and programmer at Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, Open Doors reading committee at Festival del Film Locarno Language: English, simultaneous interpretation to French This round table, in attendance of three directors and a producer from Mongolia and the Director of Cooperation / Consul General at the Swiss Cooperation Office of the Embassy of Switzerland in Mongolia, deals with the new Mongolian Cinema. Where is the Mongolian film industry standing today? Decryption: 200 candles for Nova Friburgo Thursday 22.03 | 17:30–19:00 | ARENA 7 | Free entry Moderation: Charles Grandjean, La Liberté Languages: French and Portuguese, Translation to French Encounter with Gérald Duchaussoy Section: Hommage à…: Cannes Classics Friday 23.03 | 18:00-19:00 | ARENA 7 | Free entry Moderation: Marc Maeder Langue: French Encounter with the international Jury Saturday 24.03 | 16:00–17:00 | ARENA 7| Free entry Moderation: Thierry Jobin Languages: French and English. Translation to French The members of the International Jury will answer the questions from the audience about their role as jury members, about their discovery of Fribourg and about their films that are screened during the Festival. ************************************************************************************************************** Programme Foreign Visa Prize Thuesday, 20.03 | 18:30 | REX 3 | Eintritt frei The FIFF is continuing the initiatives launched at previous festivals to encourage and promote awareness of Swiss cinema. For the second time, a prize of 1,000 Swiss francs, sponsored by E-CHANGER and Fribourg Solidaire, will be awarded by a jury of guests from the New Territory section. It will be awarded to the best of a programme of short films from Switzerland's film schools. ************************************************************************************************************** MIDNIGHT SCREENINGS – FOR THE BRAVE ONES Midnight Screenings for strong sensations supported by Wall Street English 20.03 | Sweet Country | 22:00 | ARENA 1 21.03 | The Battleship Island | 21:45 | ARENA 5 22.03| The Cannibal Club | 22:30 | ARENA 1 23.03 | FILM SURPRISE | 22:00 | ARENA 1 24.03 | Salyut-7 (3D) | 21:45 | ARENA 5 ************************************************************************************************************** 24.03 | Daycare | 13:30 – 18:00 The FIFF collaborates with the daycare of the University of Fribourg. The ideal occasion for parents to visit the Festival while their 3 to 6 year old children enjoy themselves in a playful and diverting setting. Attention: places arelimited to a maximum of 10 children. Supported by ECAB. ************************************************************************************************************** 24.03 | Closing Ceremony, Sergio & Sergei | 18:00 – 22:00 | ARENA 1 Award ceremony in presence of the filmmakers 25.03 | Awarded Films | Rex 1 13:30 | Best international Short Film Award and Grand Prix 16:00 | Audience Award | Free admission ************************************************************************************************************** LET'S DANCE! 22.03 | FIFF After Party Brazilian Night - Alternativo brasil, vinyl only at Fri-son 22:00 – 3:00 | from 00:00 CHF 5.-- 23.03 | EasyEvil - Global Rare Grooves | 23:00 – 3:00 Ancienne Gare, organized by Couleur3 24.03 | Closing Festivities with Lucas Monème - Grooves de l’univers 23:00 – 3:00 | Ancienne Gare, organized by Bad Bonn ************************************************************************************************************** #FIFF18 – FOR THE CONNECTED Don’t miss the highlights of the Festival! Follow the Festival on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Read more

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✨ Today's Recommendations Vers l'inconnu ? In 1957, Lebanon entered the competition at Cannes for the very first time with this film, an unforgettably harrowing family saga that became the touchstone of Georges Nasser’s too short After her husband leaves her, a young woman raises her children alone, living in poverty in a mountain After twenty years, an unrecognisable, shabbily dressed old man returns from | | 11:45 | ARENA 7 Lawrence of Arabia Sent to Egypt during the First World War, British officer Thomas Edward Lawrence headed to the heart of the desert to persuade various tribes to put aside their differences and rise up against the Ottoman His goal: to see a modern, independent Arab state This sumptuous adventure film, made to be seen on the big screen, won seven Oscars in | | 14:45 | ARENA 5 Victor Young Perez In 1931, a Tunisian Jewish boxer becomes the youngest flyweight world At 20, he has his whole life ahead of Alas, he is deported to Auschwitz during the Second World Discovered at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, a moving sports story is brought to life by the champion Brahim Asloum in the title | | 15:00 | REX 1 L'empire des sens Ôshima made it to the Croisette some twenty years into his career, entering the 1976 Directors’ Fortnight with a film that created a huge scandal and was censured in his own In this story inspired by real events that pushes the boundaries of eroticism, the filmmaker portrays the passion of a couple who fall into an extreme carnal | | 19:15 | ARENA 5

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