Just ahead of New Caledonia Citizenship Day on the 24 September, seven Australian cities will present the New Caledonia Short Film Festival 2023. Depending on the city, up to 5 short films from New Caledonian directors will be presented. To fill you in on everything you need to know about the New Caledonia Short Film Festival, read on.
The New Caledonia Short Film Festival 2023 is being brought to Australia through the New Caledonia Delegation to Australia, CREIPAC and the Alliance Françaises in Australia.
The New Caledonia Short Film Festival 2023 will be screened in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and Townsville.
THE FESTIVAL PROGRAM
The films that comprise the New Caledonia Short Film Festival 2023 are:
- Kanak : La Naissance d’un Guerrier from Gino Pitarch
- Pierrot Lenquette from Maï Le Flochmoën
- Illusions from Manuella Ginestre
- Les Enfants Oubliés from Jérôme Roumagne
- Space Lovers from Xavier de Thoury (music video)
ABOUT THE NEW CALENDONIA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL FILMS
English Title: KANAK
French title: Kanak : La Naissance d’un Guerrier
Siwane, a young Kanak from New Caledonia, travels to France with a group of traditional dancers for a cultural exchange. Backstage in a Parisian theater, he grapples with the intrigued reactions to his culture.
English Title: DETECTIVE PIERROT
French Title: Pierrot Lenquette
Detective Pierrot’s morning breakfast routine is disrupted when he reads a newspaper article revealing nickel in tap water. This unexpected news sets off a chain of events in this New Caledonian comedy.
English & French Titles: ILLUSIONS
On an abandoned island, a mother raises her frustrated daughter Gaïa. Gaïa’s boredom disappears when a strange boy arrives, turning their paradise into a hellish ordeal in this New Caledonian drama-thriller.
English Title: MY CHILDHOOD BRUISES
French Title: Les enfants oubliés
Loan, a 12-year-old abused child, listens to his mother’s plan to escape their family’s misery. When their father discovers the plan, Loan’s mother urges him to follow it, setting the stage for a dramatic escape.
English & French Titles: SPACE LOVERS (Music Video) – ONLY SCREENED IN ADELAIDE, BRISBANE, CANBERRA
In this New Caledonian music video, two starship pilots, Dr. Goodfellow and the Daughter of the Dragon, engage in a deadly chase before succumbing to an irresistible amorous passion, transcending war and hatred in favour of love amidst sublime planetary landscapes.
KEY INFO FOR NEW CALEDONIA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
WHAT: New Caledonia Short Film Festival
WHERE: Alliance Françaises in Adelaide, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney, QAGOMA in Brisbane, and Crystal Room at Mercure Townsville
Adelaide, Friday 22 September, 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Brisbane, Sunday 1 October 2023 – two sessions: Ages 12+: 1:30pm – 2:12pm, and 2:45pm – 3:29pm
Canberra Friday 22 September, 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Melbourne Thursday 28 September 6pm
Perth Friday 22 September 5:30pm
Sydney Wednesday 27 September 6:15pm – 8:30pm
Townsville, Friday 22 September, 7pm
Adelaide – via this link
Brisbane – Just show up – info on sessions here
Canberra – via this link
Melbourne – via this link
Perth – via this link
Sydney – ALREADY FULLY BOOKED (CALL THEM TO JOIN A WAITLIST)
Adelaide: $15 for AF Members, or $20 for Non-Members
Canberra : $8.50 for AF Members, $01 fo non members
Perth: FREE (but registration is compulsory)
Sydney: ALREADY FULLY BOOKED
Townsville: $10 for AF Members, $25 for guests also the opening night of the Townsville French Film Festival)
Have you seen any films from New Caledonia before?
For more events with links to France and the Francophonie happening in Australia this month, check out our What’s on in September article.