The 8th edition of the International Oriental Film Festival of Geneva has ended tonight. The Festival was once again a resounding success. The award ceremony has taken place in the Cinéma des Grütli, in front of a large audience and many international and national journalists. According to the first statistics, FIFOG registered again a large increase in public attendance.
During these ten days, more than a hundred movies have been screened. The main topic, political resistance, has been addressed through music and humour. Lebanese cinema was the main focus of this edition and more than fifty guests attended the festival.
A young Moroccan camera-woman had the chance to attend the Festival and to shoot several debates and interviews. She collaborated closely with many students from the SAE Institute of Geneva. They had the opportunity to improve their practical skills by filming most of the event. Finally, the roundtables held at the Graduate Institute and University of Geneva addressed the consequences of recent revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa region, focusing on the involvement of women in these events.