The International Oriental Film Festival Of Geneva (FIFOG) to start this Monday

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Despite the current crisis, Covid-19 and so on, that are affecting us all from afar or close, the Oriental Film Festival Of Geneva (Festival International du Film Oriental de Geneve- FIFOG) remains optimistic and launches its 16th edition this month, from June 21st to 27th.

Tahar Houchi, FIFOG’s artistic director

Overall, around 50 movies will be projected, from about 20 Oriental and Occidental countries throughout 7 theaters and will also be present online with debates and virtual exhibitions.

During the festival, 2 competitions will be taking place, one for short movies and one for feature films, respectively competing for a silver and gold FIFOG price. As per a third recognition, the public’s choice award, it will be held online.
Joumana Haddad, Lebanese writer, jounalist and feminist, is this year’s Honorary director, celebrating hope in all its meanings.

Focusing on the wish for better days ahead, the festival will be putting an emphasis on « Le Cham (Le Levant) dans tous ses états », (« The Levant in all its forms ») through which directors from this region, and particularly Lebanon, will be given the spotlight.


At FIFOG, the organizers are also eager to launch debates, and especially after the projection of movies revolving around the youth’s issues, human rights, women’s condition in the MENA region and LGBTQI+ communities.

On top of all this promising programming, 6 artists coming from 6 different countries with very different styles will be exhibiting their work online through the festival’s website.

It all starts on Monday live in Geneva and on