FIFEN

"The African water and films event"

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The 3rd edition of the International Environmental Film Festival of Niamey (FIFEN) took place in Niger's capital city from 3 to 8 June 2008 under the theme of "Africa and its technical, scientific and cultural know-how at the service of water management for people and the Environment".

In addition to the standard competitions, FIFEN 2008 was host to a selection of films that shall represent Africa in the up-coming International "Water and Film" Events to take place in Istanbul in March 2009.

 

 The Jury judged the films in three categories:

  • Films of less than 60 minutes
  • Educational and scientific films of less than 15 minutes focusing on water specifically
  • Educational and scientific clips of less than 90 seconds focusing on water specifically

    This event was strongly supported by:
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The Winners 2008

EDUCATIONAL AND SCIENTIFIC FILMS OF LESS THAN 15 MINUTES

In this category, the Jury also wished to attribute a special mention to a film that, due to its subject matter could not be proposed for the global IWFE competition. By doing so, the Jury recognised the film and its pertinence from the standpoint of highlighting traditional knowledge.

SPECIAL MENTION
Du venin dans la soupe

Alidou Badini

GOLDEN CANOE
Le fleuve Niger se meurt
Kandine Adam Aborak

SILVER CANOE
Le Koomlacre
Gervais Kwene et Laurence Tiao

BRONZE CANOE
Menace au Sahel
Kandine Adam Aborak

FILMS OF LESS THAN 60 MINUTES

For films of less than 60 minutes, the jury decided to award three special prizes, among the many high-quality films that were shown, to films that placed people at the heart of water management policies. These three films will be entered into the global contest at the IWFE Istanbul 2009.

1st SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
La brèche
Abdoul Aziz Cisse

2nd  SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
Un fleuve et des hommes
Didier Bergounoux et David Helet

3rd  SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
L'or bleu: ressource ou marchandise

Didier Bergonoux


THE JURY'S GRAND PRIZE WAS ATTRIBUTED TO

(This prize is sponsored by the Development Research Institute)
Le beurre et l'argent du beurre
Philippe Baque et Alidou Badini

The Prize of the Governor of Niamey, awarded to a Nigerien director was won by Kandine Adam Aborak.

GOLDEN GIRAFFE
Au centre de la Terre - des puits et des hommes
Ingrid Pateta
Ce film fera partie des œuvres sélectionnées pour représenter l'Afrique lors de la compétition mondiale des RIEC Istanbul 2009

SILVER GIRAFFE
Les brumes du manenegouba
Guillaume de Ginestel

BRONZE GIRAFFE
Sur le Sentier des cousses
Ouedraogo Issouf