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FIFF 2018 : The Festival poster and a new destination, Mongolia


The 32nd Fribourg International Film Festival (FIFF) unveils its poster and announces that it will devote its New Territory section to Mongolian cinema. Following Bangladesh, Uzbekistan, Madagascar and Nepal, FIFF now sweeps spectators away on a voyage through steppes and mountains – where cinema often reaches epic proportions, featuring grand historical figures and horses. Thus Mongolian filmmakers will judge Swiss film students as part of the Foreign Visa Prize, which was first established during the previous edition of the Festival.

From 16 to 24 March, a blazing Festival poster will take Fribourg and the surrounding areas by storm: the topography of the palm of a hand, coloured blood red. The latest iteration of the Festival’s new graphic identity, developed last year by the Fribourg-based agency Asphalte Design, resonates perfectly with the thematic threads of the Festival’s next edition. Starting with the first of those to be unveiled by FIFF : the New Territory section will take viewers on a cinematic journey to Mongolia.
The FIFF continues to put the spotlight on cinema that is too often overlooked. Festival-goers from the last edition of the FIFF will not soon forget the emotional overload and standing ovation that followed the Festival’s opening film : The Eagle Huntress, a portrait of the first female Mongolian eagle breeder, directed by a British filmmaker and produced by an American production company. The Festival was inspired to get a closer look at Mongolia’s own production, in hopes of discovering some interesting films. “We already had some solid clues that local cinema was in full flight”, explains FIFF artistic director Thierry Jobin. “During the selection process for the 2017 edition, two Mongolian films worked such magic on us that they very nearly landed slots in the International Competition: Feature Films category. This alone was enough to attract our attention".

Don’t miss the unusual cinema experience Cinema Sud!
From 2 August to 1 September 2017, the solar powered mobile cinemas tours through the German-speaking part of Switzerland. Within this wonderful programme, don’t miss the film White Sun, which won several prices at the #fiff17.

More information you will find here.

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01 March 2018            Presale on
16 to 24 March 2018   32nd edition of the FIFF

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