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Sections 2023

Ramen Shop, by Eric Khoo, 2018

Aside from its international competitions, FIFF offers each year six or seven sections which celebrate cinema from all around the world. Each section follows guidelines used each year such as Genre Cinema, New Territory or Sur la carte de... . In October 2022, vote for the 5 films you would like to see in the Audience Choice section which is created by the audience of the Festival.

The themes of parallel sections of FIFF23 will be announced over the coming months, from October to February.


GENRE CINEMAThe classic genre interpreted by different cultures

FIFF 2023: Bon appétit!
In 2023, the theme of the Genre Cinema section will be culinary films. With Genre Cinema: Bon appétit! the Festival is all set to serve up a sumptuous cinematic feast for the senses.

«Délicieux», Eric Besnard, 2021

Délicieux, by Eric Besnard, 2021


CINÉMA DE GENRE: Audience Choice - The public chose five films out of fifty through a vote.

FIFF 2023: culinary films
 For the third year in a row, FIFF invited the audience to vote for their five favourite films from a list of fifty. The vote was open from 19th October to 6th November.

Result of the vote

FIFF 2021: Music!
FIFF goes where practically no other film festival has gone before: in October 2020, the public had the opportunity to vote for the five music-themed films they wanted to see in FIFF’s brand new and pioneering Genre cinema: Audience Choice section. The five films which gathered the most votes will be on the silver screen in Fribourg in July 2021.
Films of this section]]

Tampopo, Juzo Itami, 1985

Tampopo, Juzo Itami, 1985


MAKE IT FAMILY TIME - The meeting for movie-loving families

This section provides an opportunity for different generations to embark on a shared journey to cinematic worlds and cultures which would otherwise remain largely out of view. Its programme promises to be a real treat for movie-loving families.

«Battery Daddy» de Jeon Seung-bae, 2021

Battery Daddy de Jeon Seung-bae, 2021, FIFF22


DÉCRYPTAGE – Focus on a societal, political or cultural issue

FIFF 2023: ...
To be announced


DIASPORA A celebrity recounts her/his culture of origin through cinema

FIFF 2023: ...
To be announced


HOMMAGE À... – A celebration of cinematic history

FIFF 2023: ...
To be announced


NEW TERRITORY - Discovery of a new or little-known cinematography

FIFF 2023: ...
To be announced


SUR LA CARTE DE...A well-known celebrity reveals her/his favourite films

FIFF 2023: ...
To be announced


Special screenings and Events

Films of the International JuryOur judges’ successful films

Passeport Suisse - Films made by Swiss directors or shot in Switzerland

Midnight Screenings - Not for the faint-hearted!

FIFForum - The FIFF: Not just screenings

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