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Patron’s Awards

Patron’s award

Le Fidé remains a non-competitive festival, so that each film can be appreciated in its singularity. But as a springboard for professional life, since 2014, the Festival invites producers and other film professionals to sponsor a director of the selection.

A dialogue between the patron and the choosen filmmaker starts, and may lead to future collaborations (both on short and long term) and various support : reading new projects, accompaniments, residence of realization , screening of his/her film, financial aid, presentation to other professionals, etc … A special session at the end of the festival, Sunday 14th May at 9:00pm, will be dedicated to patrons who will present their choice to the public.

The 2018 Patrons awards are :

Le Blog documentaire : Dark Waves (Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis)
Ty Film : Passing Tides (Roisin Brap)
Le Village documentaire de Lussas : Find Fix Finish (Mila Zhlutenko)
Addoc : Le Saint des voyous (Maïlys Ah)
Les Valseurs : Sasha (Felix Colomer)


Le Village documentaire de Lussas

Le Village documentaire de Lussas

Located in Ardèche, Lussas is populated by a thousand inhabitants. A true Village of the documentary has been constituted there for thirty years thanks to passionated professionals of the documentary. Today, 40 people work in various structures (production, distribution, broadcasting, resource center, training, festival).
The village is known for its documentary film festival, which takes place every year in August under the Ardèche sun.

The professional training offered in Documentary Production and Production, as well as its writing residences, are also renowned. Enrollment in the Documentary School is open until May 19, 2017.

In this professional dynamic was born in July 2016, the very young structure Tënk, an online platform dedicated to the diffusion of the documentary. For 6 € / month, Tënk offers its subscribers access to more than 70 films, according to an evolutionary programming elaborated by a team of documentary lovers. The site is accessible from France (Métropole and Dom-Tom), Switzerland, Belgium and Luxembourg.

Chantal Steinberg will come to embody the role of the patron with the double cap of director of the documentary school of Lussas and programmer of the “Première Bobines” section on Tënk.

Le Village Documentary will award a director from the FIDÉ’s selection with :
– a purchase of broadcast rights on the Tënk platform for its film
– a one-year subscription to Tënk
and also,
– a one-week stay in Lussas (accommodation, access to the La Maison du Doc resource center, meeting with village professionals and students / residents)
– Pass-festival for the États généraux du film documentaire (20 to 26 August 2017).

More information on :

Le Blog documentaire

Le Blog documentaire

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Le Blog documentaire est un site d’information et d’analyses sur les arts documentaires au cinéma, à la télévision, sur le web et ailleurs. Fondé en 2011 par Cédric Mal, cet espace collaboratif est ouvert à toute proposition éditoriale.

Les Valseurs

Les Valseurs

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En mars 2013, Damien Megherbi et Justin Pechberty créent Les Valseurs. Ils ne s’interdisent aucun genre ni format, et veulent favoriser l’émergence de nouveaux points de vue sur le monde et le cinéma. Cinq ans après, ils ont produit douze courts métrages dont quatre films d’animation et deux documentaires. Fin 2017, ils sortent un livre interactif et distribuent en salles le long métrage documentaire d’Eugène Green, Faire la parole. Tournés vers l’étranger, ils ont récemment produit les courts-métrages Meninas formicida, en compétition Orizzonti à Venise, du réalisateur brésilien João Paulo Miranda Maria, et Vilaine fille, du réalisateur d’animation turc Ayce Kartal, Prix du Jury à Annecy et Grand Prix National à Clermont Ferrand. C’est la première fois qu’un film d’animation obtient cette distinction. Ils ont aussi produit en 2017 Midnight Ramblers, premier documentaire de Julian Ballester, réalisateur parrainé au Fidé.

Plus d’informations :

Midnight ramblers Kye_rue_preview2

de Julien Ballester
56 minutes, 2017, France, Les Valseurs

Nuit après nuit, Kye, Tobie, Paul, Kim et Tatoo errent dans le labyrinthe des avenues et des ruelles de Montréal. Ils se soutiennent les uns les autres et la drogue les accompagne tous. C’est une échappatoire et en même temps, ce qui les empêche de s’en sortir. Kye, la plus jeune, rêve parfois d’ailleurs.

Dimanche 8 avril à 20h30



Addoc was born in 1992 from the desire of directors to defend the documentary of creation.

The association is based on a principle of sharing experiences which takes concrete form in workshops implemented by the members. These workshops seek to construct an active vision of documentary cinema, articulating practical questions, aesthetic commitments and political positions.

Addoc is a meeting place open to confirmed or emerging filmmakers, technicians and anyone involved in the creation of documentary films.

The award of the Addoc proposed to a director from the FIDÉ’s selection will be this year :

– the screening of his/her film on the occasion of the monthly programming at cinema Luminor.

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Since 2007, the association Ty Films has been working for documentary creation in Center-Bretagne : training courses, residencies and “Les Rencontres du documentaire”, which celebrate their 10th anniversary this year …

Since 2013, Ty Films and Breton local TV stations have launched an annual challenge to four young filmmakers : to write and direct the portrait of a resident of Mellionnec in three weeks. A way to strengthen the link between the association, the creators and the village. Last year, Guillermo Moncayo, director spotted at Fidé for his film Echo Chamber, participated at this encounter and realized Mon ouest sauvage. Once again this year, a young documentary filmmaker will be invited to meet one of the inhabitants of Mellionnec …

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Parallel activities

Beyond the official selection, the Fidé also organizes meetings and special screenings ! These allow us to put more emphasis on the diversity and richness of contemporary documentary at all stages of creations. A myriad of parallel events that make the festival a friendly and open place of sharing where all the arts meet all eyes.