THE CAMPUS PROGRAM
FIPADOC CAMPUS school programme brings together over 800 pupils and students both during the Festival and throughout the entire school year. Through documentary film, this audience gains political, economic, and social awareness. The programme hopes to spark curiosity, galvanize minds, encourage a critical eye, add to the public debate, and equip young people with tools for analysing images.
This selection of ten documentaries is tailored towards classes of schoolchildren. It combines films from all the Festival’s categories where the themes and formats inspire reflection and interest in young people. History, politics, solidarity, social engagement, the freedom of the press—behind these varied subjects are real-life stories, stories that are moving, sometimes surprising or exotic, but always touching. Faced with this kaleidoscopic representation of our world, the students will rediscover the documentary form.
Each of these films is accompanied by an educational pamphlet that provides analytical threads, contextual information, and references – helping students to get the most out of both the screenings and their classes.
Two special screenings – reserved for school classes and followed by meet-and-greet sessions with the directors – are an opportunity to delve deep into the universe of documentary.
DEBATES ON THE FILM
The “Cinema and Citizenship” project, initiated by the CNC, revolves around educating young people about citizenship by viewing cinema as a means of interpreting and understanding the world.
Civil service volunteers host a debate around the film Under the Skin. This workshop aims to foster discussion between the participating students and feed public debate on contemporary issues.
In partnership with Unis-Cité.
“SPEED-DATING” DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING PROFESSIONS
Groups of students can get a behind-the-scenes look into the work of the some of the many professionals who play a part in bringing audiovisual works from inception, to shooting, to the screen. Over the course of three 20-minute “speed-dates”, secondary school pupils will gain insight into three different professions in just one hour.
WORKSHOP: LES CLÉS DU NUMÉRIQUE
Les Clés du numérique is a series of short animations for people ages 7 to 77 that explains the concepts that rule our digital environment. The underlying principle is to integrate often complex notions such as post-truth politics and algorithms into our daily lives, to sharpen our perception of them. During these workshops that run for just over an hour, real-life examples of writing and directing are used in an amusing deconstruction exercise with pupils and their teachers to try and understand how form and content can be used together to better communicate ideas.
In partnership with La Générale de production, France Télévisions.
The Educ’ARTE digital offer allows teachers to work all year round on more than 1,200 documentaries with themes linked to school programs. To discover the service, an ARTE representative will propose a case study based on a film from the FIPADOC selection.
RAISED BY CULTURE
Through the “Raised by Culture” programme, the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department aims to raise secondary school pupils’ cultural awareness by providing access to a specific work, artist, or cultural institution.
To this end, FIPADOC CAMPUS is offering a residency at a Biarritz school to a film director to develop students’ creativity, and aesthetic and social sensibilities. Supervised by the director, the students will imagine in the spring of 2021 a documentary film project and make a teaser of the film in the form of a photomontage.
During the festival, the students will attend the screening of a film and participate in a workshop on Les Clés du numérique, a series of short animations.
This initiative is supported by le département des Pyrénées-Atlantiques.
SCREENINGS AT THE BIBLIOTHÈQUE DE BORDEAUX
Some documentaries selected at FIPADOC 2020 will be screened in Bordeaux for young audiences in autumn 2020.
STUDENTS AND YOUNG PROFESSIONALS
Some 20 training programmes are affiliated with the Festival to give their students authentic professional experiences in directing, script-writing, journalism, sound design, production, distribution, broadcasting, multimedia, subtitling, communication, set design, and so on. These many perspectives develop a range of complementary intellectual and practical skills, and enrich the Festival.
FIPADOC bridges students and the audiovisual industry through discussions, roundtables, and pitch sessions, enriching a programme dedicated to sharing thoughts and ideas and providing feedback.
Students can get involved in the Festival on a daily basis by contributing to several blogs, giving individuals an opportunity to shine through their reviews and interviews, reporting and investigation, posting footage and live video-reports, photos, or radio segments; plus, live updates and the buzz from evening events.
FESTIVAL PRESENTATION FOR STUDENTS
Some twenty training programmes from all over France are flocking to Biarritz, bringing their energy to the Festival and putting their skills to use on the ground with their varied and complementary perspectives and approaches: critical reviews and interviews, reports and investigations, video streams and reportage, photos or radio broadcasts, and even breaking news items and party gossip.
Their involvement in FIPADOC is documented daily through various blogs published on the Festival website.
Two documentary formats and a video-recording made at the l’Académie l’Union tell the story of the beginning of young actors from Overseas, territories often forgotten, who prepare for the competitive exams of the major national theatre schools. Back on the adventure of projects carried out with France 3 NoA, France Ô, TV5 Monde, three regional commissions, the CNC, Procirep-Angoa and the French Overseas Ministry.
PITCHES: REGIONAL FIRST FILMS
Eight directors from Nouvelle Aquitaine region present their first documentary project to a panel of local broadcasters and regional producers in search of new talent.
To prepare this pitches session, the directors are tutored.
At the end of the pitching session, broadcasters will introduce their editorial policy to directors and producers.
The best pitch will be awarded a prize in post-production services by Saya, worth 2,000 €.
In partnership with the ALCA Agency.
In partnership with Agence Erasmus + France Éducation & Formation and Relais Culture Europe, the vocational masters in documentary filmmaking of the universities of Aix-Marseille, Paris Diderot, Évry, and Bordeaux Montaigne…
PARTNERSHIPS WITH THE BIARRTIZ BTS TOURISM AND THE BTS AUDIOVISUAL PROGRAMS
FIPADOC showcases the skills and wide-ranging practical experience of students studying for these two diplomas, all of whom are heavily involved with the Festival.
FROM BIARRTIZ TO KASSEL: A TWO-WAY EXCHANGE
For over twenty years, the Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine has had a partner region in Germany, in the state of Hesse. They cooperate regularly in research, school and vocational training, economic development and culture. Two festivals, FIPADOC and Kassel Dokfest join forces to link the art schools of their towns, the l’École supérieure d’art Pays Basque and the Kunsthochschule Kassel.
This partnership bridges two different teaching approaches: not only by offering students an opportunity to have their work shown outside their respective schools, but also by providing them with a framework within which they can collaborate on shared artistic projects. Workshops are tutored by directors/teachers Sara Millot and Jan Peters. This exchange will culminate in a dual exhibition by the French and German students, in both Kassel and Biarritz.
FIPADOC presents At the margin, directed by Sita Scherer Sarah Hüther from Kunsthochschule Kassel, in the New Talent category.
This initiative is supported by the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region and the State of Hesse.
OVERVIEW AND SCREENING
The ALCA agency offers a review of previous pitching sessions during the screening of the first completed film from the 2017 pitch session: Merci Maman ! by Sophie Glanddier (produced by Prima Luce)
A very flexible octogenarian leaves in search of her mother with her eccentric daughter. Their wild investigation around the world turns into a light and sentimental epic.
TRAINING AT FIPADOC
In partnership with Images en bibliothèques, Bordeaux Education AuthorityCLEMI…
SELECTION AND COMPETITION AT FIPADOC
YOUNG EUROPEANS JURY
FIPADOC Campus gives French-speaking high school and university students their own jury with the aim of encouraging young European citizens to consider current affairs from a personal and critical perspective, to engage in debate about the portrayal of contemporary societies.
The young jurors draw on their perspectives, feelings, and judgement to award a winner from the CAMPUS selection: ten films from across all categories.
The Young Europeans Jury is composed of seven youths aged 18 to 25, and is overseen by a reporter from TV5 Monde.
This initiative is supported by the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region and CASDEN.
THE NEW TALENT COMPETITION
The New Talent category presents 27 documentary shorts made by students at film school, university, or vocational college. These films reflect the abundance of educational aims, writing styles, and forms that documentaries may take.
This selection shines a spotlight on movies coming out of French, Swedish, and European/international schools.
THE ERASMUS+ AWARD
The Erasmus+ Award is granted to a European film in the New Talent category that best showcases a young person’s perspective on today’s world. The Erasmus+ French agency grants a 3,000€ award to the winning filmmaker.
PITCHES AND TËNK AWARD
The award for best pitch First Regional films will be awarded. It will be endowed with 2,000€ worth of post-production services by Saya.
The documentary-streaming site Tënk will grant a 500€ award to the best New Talent European short film.
Offered by la région Nouvelle-Aquitaine
In partnership with Saya et Tënk.