21-26 January 2020



We believe that discovering documentary through minimally edited but poignant films constitutes an essential educational objective. As part of an international event, FIPADOC CAMPUS opens the minds of younger audiences to this genre, providing opportunities for them to exchange points of view over different works, and to meet the creators behind them.


Discussing and exchanging experiences through CAMPUS is a way of opening the world of documentary cinema up to secondary school, high school, and university students, to help them to become proactive citizens.

CAMPUS aims to provide professional outlets for young people, screening a wide range of film school projects. In addition, support is given through pitch sessions and discussions for young directors.

Campus Schedule

Young Europeans Jury

CAMPUS brings together French-speaking European secondary and tertiary students (aged 17-25) as an international jury to spark personal reflection on current affairs among young Europeans, and to encourage dialogue about the ways contemporary society is portrayed.

Young members of the jury compare their viewpoints, their feelings, and their insights, before finally agreeing upon the winner of best documentary in the CAMPUS selection.

It is overseen by Véronique Rosa-Donati, a journalist at TV5Monde.

Members of the Jury

Joris Bali (France), Lorenzo Gaini (Italy), Maria Gregorczyk (Poland), Iseult Mc Nulty (Ireland), Daniela Sabová (Slovkia), Orsolya Veres (Hungary), Tristan Wulff (Germany).

School Audience

FIPADOC’s CAMPUS school programme brings together over 1, 000 pupils and students both during the Festival and throughout the entire school year. Through documentary film, this audience, eager to learn about other ways of seeing the world, gains an awareness of its political, economic, and social context. This 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 a dozen 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. Each of these films is accompanied by an educational pamphlet that provides analytical threads, contextual information, and references – ensuring the students can get the most out of the screening and out of their classes.

More information about each film by clicking on its tilte.
To read or download the educational pamphlet of the film click on associated icon

School screenings

These two special screenings, Défi de solidarité and ""Domashni Igri"" – 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. Exchanges are run by a member of the Festival’s selection committee.
Films from the CAMPUS category

Unis-Cité Cine-debates

The “Cinema and Citizenship” project revolves around educating young people about citizenship via an understanding of cinema as a way of interpreting and understanding the world. Throughout the Festival, civil service volunteers will host two “cine-debates” for school classes in order to foster a spirit of reciprocity and add to the public debate.
Films from the CAMPUS category

Workshops for Teachers:
« Produire de la vidéo: documentaires et nouvelles narrations »

Delegations from Bordeaux on media and information education and cultural initiatives are offering documentary film training to teachers in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. New forms of writing and innovative creative practices (e.g., VR/web documentaries) are also addressed.

Roundtable: “An exploration of how to create web-documentaries and new forms of writing about current events in a classroom setting”

How do the pedagogic and teaching teams work? What kind of collaboration can be established between information and imagery professionals? What kind of financing is possible? What tools should we use in this era of smartphones and drones? How can these projects truly motivate students and benefit their learning?

Smart FIPADOC: Digital Experiences

Wednesday 23/01 & Friday 25/01, 10am/6pm
Thursday 24, 2pm/6pm

Smart is entirely dedicated to digital documentary experiences, a place of interactive experimentation (VR, interactive narration, web documentaries), where innovative new uses of technology give rise to new narrative forms.
Campus will be showing 5 works whose contents and themes will address the interests of young people. They will all be screened at the Mediatheque for this specific audience.
Download document about the films


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.

Student Blogs

Students can get involved in the Festival on a daily basis by contributing to several blogs, that give individuals have an opportunity to shine through their reviews and interviews; reporting and investigation; by posting footage and live video-reports, photos or radio segments; plus live updates and the buzz from evening events.

FIPADOC by students

Aix-Marseille Université BTS Lycée Cassin École de journalisme de Cannes INAsup Science Po Bordeaux

Erasmus+ Discussions

Three of these Festival highlights are geared towards social mobility in secondary and higher education, including collaborative projects between European partners as well a practical orientation workshop, which aims to help students structure their projects in light of existing funding opportunities. These discussions will be based on real-life case studies.

Young Professionals

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.

“First Regional” pitches

Eight filmmakers from the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region will be selected to pitch their debut documentary ideas to local TV networks Tv7 Bordeaux and Kanaldude, as well as to a panel of regional producers seeking new talent. The aim is to cultivate new talent in FIPADOC’s home region and to help it take root by broadcasting debut documentaries on local networks.

Pitch and Promote Your Documentary… (Workshop by La Fémis Film School)

La Fémis is offering directors, writers, producers, and representatives of documentary projects the chance to sharpen their promotional skills to better pitch their films to potential partners and investors. After working on the spoken and written aspects of promotion, participants will present their projects during one of FIPADOC’s pitch sessions.

Round table
”Graduation films: the issue of distribution and of finding an audience”

After perhaps a handful of screenings and a festival or two, student films simply end up on the shelf. This round table will raise awareness of existing initiatives, as well as identifying legal issues (who owns the rights to these works? ), and furthering the conversation on the legal status of student films and their creators.

New Talent

The New Talent category represents 30 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, German, and European/international schools.



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Les partenaires Campus

Ville de Biarritz, logo Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine, logo Eramus+, logo TV5 Monde, logo Ofaj (Office franco-allemand pour la jeunesse), logo Instritut français, logo Académie de Bordeaux, logo Clemi (Centre pour l’éducation aux médias et à l’information), logo Alca (Agence livre, cinéma & audiovisuel en Nouvelle-Aquitaine), logo La Fémis, logo Unis-Cité, logo Tënk, logo Fidé (Festival international du documentaire émergent), logo

Les formations qui animent le festival au quotidien

Université Aix-Marseille, logo Centre social Dou Boucaou, logo Cinemagic, logo Créadoc, logo Esapb (École supérieure d’art Pays-Basque), logo INAsup, logo BTS Audiovisuel de Bayonne-Biarritz, logo Sciences Po Bordeaux, logo Université Bordeaux Montaigne, logo Université Paris-Saclay, logo Unsa-IUT (Université Nice Sophia Antipolis-IUT), logo Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, logo Université Paris Diderot-Master 2 pro - Le Documentaire, écritures du monde contemporain, logo Université Paris Nanterre, logo