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FIPADOC International Documentary Festival

14, rue Alexandre Parodi
75010 Paris
phone +33-1-44 89 99 99
fax +33-1-44 89 99 60

Artistic Director / Contact for German Entries
Ms. Christine Camdessus

Year of Foundation 1987

Event Date from 18 January 2021 till 24 January 2021

Event Date

in Biarritz, France

International Competition

Sections International Documentary C, French Documentary Competition, Musical Documentary Competition, IMPACT Competition, Francophone Panorama Competition, SMART FIPADOC Competition, Short Film Competition, New Talent Competition

Category Documentary, Short, Student Film

Terms of Entry Documentaries must have been produced between 1 December 2019 and 15 October 2020 and a duration of longer than 40 minutes, and may be of any format. Priority is given to world and international premieres in the competitive section. Submission format: DVD or video link.
Short Film Competition: up to 20 min
New Talent Competition: student films up to 60 min

Genre Documentary Films, Short Films

Subtitles English subtitles recommended French subtitles recommended

Format DCP

Registration Deadline 15 October 2020

Fees 48€ for each documentary, 72€ for documentaries in several episodes, 12€ for short films and openings shorts, 12€ for digital experiences

Attendance Figures 24,000

Participants of the Film Industry 2000

Prizes/Awards FIPA d'Or for Best Production in each competition section; FIPA d'Or for Best Actor/Actress in the two relevant competition sections; Drama and Series/Serials: FIPA d'Or for Best Script and Best Original Soundtrack

German Films


Documentaire International
THE CAVE by Feras Fayyad (DK/DE, Filmproduktion)

Documentaire Musical

Short Films
OBON by Andre Hörmann, Samo (Anna Bergmann) (Hörmann Filmproduktion)

New Talent
AT THE MARGIN by Sita Scherer, Sarah Hüther (Kunsthochschule Kassel)
HAEBERLI by Moritz Mueller-Preisser (University of Television and Film Munich)
THE ISLAND by Lars Ostmann (Filmuniversity Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF)
TRANSIT CIRCLE by Stephan Knauss (Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg)

Family Films
GODS OF MOLENBEEK by Reetta Huhtanen (FI/BE/DE, Tondowski Films)

Les Remarqués
BOY OF WAR by Cyprien Clément-Delmas, Igor Kosenko (DE/CZ, Fabian&Fred)

Closing Ceremony
CARLOTTA'S FACE by Valentin Riedl, Frédéric Schuld (Fabian & Fred)

Prizes for German films

Number of Films Shown Over 100

Media Coverage over 120 accredited national and international journalists

Evaluation For over 20 years, FIPA – now FIPADOC – has been a major player in the economic life of Biarritz and its surrounding communities. For five days, the Festival plays host to nearly 25,000 filmgoers, filmmakers, and audiovisual professionals (including producers, distributors, screenwriters and others), screening over 100 films. Its predecessor, FIPA, was one of the most important TV festivals worldwide, and FIPADOC is building on that legacy with a strong industry program, which is helpful especially if you are looking for contacts in the French market.

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