On June 1, 2, 3 and 4, 2023 will take place the third edition of the International Festival of Ecological and Social Films (F.I.F.E.S.), in Cannes (Alpes-Maritimes, 06), under the presidency of Emmanuel Cappellin for the international jury and Lou-Anna Reix for the youth jury.
Placed under the sign of the living, the festival honors the youth and those who make of the cinema a medium of expression, of commitment and who have this capacity to contribute to the incarnation of the new imaginary. The screenings will take place at Les Arcades and L’Olympia cinemas.
The opening ceremony will be held on June 1st from 6:00 pm, place de la Castre, on the hill of Suquet.
À 18h30 The theater company
B.A.L. Arts Légers
will present the show Bulle, Une Odyssée.
Starting at 7:30 pm , a vegetarian and organic meal will be offered by Chef Simon Duval.
À 20:30 will take place the presentation of the members of the jury and the films selected in competition, followed at 21h00 from dance show La Horde de l’autre-temps proposed by the company Les Somatonautes . Then at 9:30 pm the documentary
by Henri Poulain will be screened and afterwards, will lead a conference. She is actively involved in cultural, economic and scientific mediation with the peoples of the Amazon.
A Cinema Beach evening will be offered on Friday, June 2 from 6:30 pm to midnight on Macé Beach, with two new shows by the dance company Les Somatonautes at 6:30 pm and 7:45 pm and the screening of the documentary Under [Si:]directed by Morgan Le Faucheur on the sculptures of the artist Jason deCaires Taylor.
The Village of Initiatives will be held on June 3 from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm on the Allées de la Liberté where associations and companies committed to ecological and social issues will be present. From 3:00 pm onwards, round tables will be held around projects of ecological and social territorial transitions.
The closing ceremony will take place on June 4 at 6:00 pm at the Place de la Castre.
At 8:00 pm the jury will award the different prizes of this 3rd edition: The “Golden Seed”, the “Coup de Coeur” prize, the “Special Jury” prize, the “Youth” prize.
Then at 9:30 pm, DJ Nagual will come to awaken our senses with a tribal electro mix combining traditional rhythms and sounds from Brazil, Peru, Africa and India with more modern and futuristic sounds. The public will be invited to dance with the members of the Contact Improvisation 06 collective.
An innovative vegetal catering part and a refreshment bar will honor local products.
The second edition brought together 1,550 spectators in the theaters of Les Arcades and L’Olympia, 1,200 people in the Village des Initiatives and more than 1,000 people at the opening and closing ceremonies. Created in 2021 by a group of citizens, the International Festival of Ecological and Social Films aims to make visible ecological and social initiatives in order to make them shine through the media of the arts, and in particular the cinema.