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Sections 2024

La Haine, de Mathieu Kassovitz, 1995

Aside from its international competitions, FIFF offers each year six or seven sections which celebrate cinema from all around the world. But there is much more to the Festival than films! FIFF also offers the public a great choice of side events, including Q&As, panel discussions, exhibitions, as well as special receptions and parties.

The themes of parallel sections of FIFF24 will be announced over the coming months, from October to February.
The complete programme will be revealed on Wednesday 28th February 2024 around noon.

GENRE CINEMA (I): Hip-hop

Presentation

It is hard to believe but Hip-hop celebrated its 50th birthday on 11 August 2023. It was during the scorching summer of 1973 that this cultural phenomenon was (officially) born thanks to a wild party in the Bronx organised by the legendary DJ Kool Herc. Rap music – an integral part of Hip-hop culture – came to wider attention in the mid-1980s. A decade on, its popularity had grown exponentially. Hip-
hop culture also found its way onto the big screen and, as the FIFF programme shows, continues to inspire filmmakers of all stripes who keep the flow going. 

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Haut et Fort, de Nabil Ayouch

The films

To be announced on 28th February 2024 with the complete programme.

The event

To be announced on 28th February 2024 with the complete programme.

GENRE CINEMA (II) : Audience choice

Presentation

For the fourth year running, the FIFF has invited the public to curate part of the Festival programme. This year, the public voted for their favourite five Hip-hop films from a shortlist of 50. Of the 865 votes, 4.59 % went to Jim Jarmusch’s Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai; 4.62 % to Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing; 5.43 % to Brian De Palma’s Scarface; 5.55 % to Curtis Hanson’s 8 Mile: and 7.86 % for Mathieu Kassovitz’s La Haine. The audience’s choices perfectly complement this year’s Genre Cinema (I): Hip-hop line-up. Thank you to the world’s largest selection committee for your discerning eye!

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8 Miles, de Curtis Hanson, 2002

The films

LA HAINE
Mathieu Kassovitz, 1995
France
8 MILE
Curtis Hanson, 2002
United States, Germany
SCARFACE
Brian de Palma, 1983
United States
DO THE RIGHT THING
Spike Lee, 1989
United States
GHOST DOG: THE WAY OF THE SAMURAÏ
Jim Jarmusch, 1999
France, Germany, United States, Japan

The events

To be announced on 28th February 2024 with the complete programme.

MAKE IT FAMILY TIME

Presentation

The Make It Family Time section takes kids and their parents on a journey to cinematic worlds and cultures that are rarely seen in mainstream movie theatres. On the 2024 travel itinerary are eye-opening trips to places like Indonesia, Brazil and Hungary, to name a few. These tales of friendship and adventures are a real treat for all the family. Our programme of dialogue-free animated films, La Petite Fabrique de nuages (the little cloud factory) will leave our youngest audience members in seventh heaven!

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Two Balloons, FIFF 2024

The films

To be announced on 28th February 2024 with the complete programme.

The event

To be announced on 28th February 2024 with the complete programme.

DIASPORA: GOLSHIFTEH FARAHANI AND IRAN

Presentation

The death of Mahsa Amini on 16 September 2022 sparked a wave of protests across Iran. However, other devastating events like the war in Ukraine and conflict in the Middle East are drawing attention and support away from this resistance movement. The Festival wanted to use the modest means at its disposal to put Iran back in the spotlight. We therefore invited one of most powerful voices in the Iranian diaspora, actress Golshifteh Farahani, to curate this year’s Diaspora section. According to the activist, who has been in exile since 2008, she has chosen films that are “extraordinary and insane”

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Golshifteh Farahani at FIFF 2024

The films

BITTER DREAM
Mohsen Amiryoussefi, 2004
Iran
PARVIZ
Majid Barzegar, 2012
Iran
BOTOX
Kaveh Mazaheri, 2020
Iran, Canada
THE WARDEN
Nima Javidi, 2019
Iran
FISH AND CAT
Shahram Mokri, 2013
Iran
THE WHITE MEADOWS
Mohammad Rasoulof, 2009
Iran

The events

Conversation with Golshifteh Farahani

Place and time to be announced

Golshifteh Farahani, invitée de la section Diaspora du FIFF 2024.

NEW TERRITORY: NORTH MACEDONIA

Presentation

North Macedonia is a melting pot of cultural influences, ethnicities and religions. The films in the New Territory section take an uncompromising look at a country that has suffered occupation and war, leaving it with a fragmented and fractured identity marked by conservatism and traditionalism, and struggling to reconcile with and move on from its past. The films also showcase the cheerful, quick-witted and fun-loving nature of its people, and the country’s extremely sensitive and intelligent approach to filmmaking. These films embody the “honey and blood” myth of a bal-kan country.

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God Exists, her name is Petrunya.

The films

BEFORE THE RAIN
Milcho Manchevski, 1994
North Macedonia, United Kingdom, France
HONEYLAND
Tamara Kotevska, Ljubo Stefanov, 2019
North Macedonia
THE GREAT WATER
Ivo Trajkov, 2003
North Macedonia, Czech Republic, United States, Germany
SNOW WHITE DIES AT THE END
Kristijan Risteski, 2022
North Macedonia, Cyprus
BALKAN IS NOT DEAD
Aleksandar Popovski, 2012
North Macedonia
THE HAPPIEST MAN IN THE WORLD
Teona Strugar Mitevska, 2022
North Macedonia, Denmark, Belgium, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
SECRET INGREDIENT
Gjorce Stavreski, 2017
North Macedonia, Greece
HOUSEKEEPING FOR BEGINNERS
Goran Stolevski, 2023
North Macedonia, Sweden, Kosovo, Poland, Serbia, Croatia, United States, Australia
GOD EXISTS, HER NAME IS PETRUNYA
Teona Strugar Mitevska, 2019
North Macedonia, Belgium, Slovenia, Croatia, France
NEW ERA OLD DILEMMA
Sabidin Aliu, 2023
North Macedonia
PROGRAMME DE COURTS MÉTRAGES MACÉDONIENS
North Macedonia

The events

Roundtable | New Territory

Filmmaking in the North Macedonia
Sunday 17.03.2023 | 18:00 - 19:30 | ARENA 4

God Exists her Name is Petrunya at FIFF 2024

SUR LA CARTE DE MICHEL GONDRY

Presentation

Michel Gondry’s first foray into filmmaking was in 1988 when he produced a music video for his band Oui Oui. Before long, his directing talents were sought out by other musicians like Björk, the Rolling Stones, Daft Punk and Radiohead. He moved into feature films, picking up an Oscar for his second release Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. He is currently working in Los Angeles on a musical produced and written by Pharrell Williams. He is also the curator of FIFF’s 2024 Sur La Carte de section. His choices are full of wit and wild-eyed
wonder, just like the man himself.

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Michel Gondry ©Chloe Sharrock

The films

ENRON: THE SMARTEST GUYS IN THE ROOM
Alex Gibney, 2005
United States
LIVING IN OBLIVION
Tom DiCillo, 1995
United States
LE GOÛT DES AUTRES
Agnès Jaoui, 2000
France
I SOLITI IGNOTI
Mario Monicelli, 1958
Italy
KES
Ken Loach, 1969
United Kingdom
LE VOYAGE EN BALLON
Albert Lamorisse, 1960
France

The events

Conversation with Michel Gondry

Video-conference
Place and time to be announced

Michel Gondry curator of the Carte Blanche Section at FIFF 2024

Special screenings and Events

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

Séances de minuit - Not for the faint-hearted!

FIFForumThe FIFF: Not just screenings

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Conception et développement: Agence MiNT

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