RFC 4 – April 21 to 25, 2009: The festival challenges the crisis
The Short Film Festival of Madagascar is above all a place of exchange and discovery dedicated to short films, to the creativity and the emergence of the new generation of Malagasy filmmakers. It is an event that, every year, offers new suggestions and highlights the news talents. In 2009, despite the crisis that severely affected the country, the French Institute of Madagascar, the association Iris and the production company Rozifilms are once again taking up the challenge by making the RFCs an unavoidable and structuring event for the Malagasy film landscape .
Statistics of the festival
-2 500 festival-goers
-161 films projected from around the world, 16 projection sessions including 2 Hors-les-murs sessions at the University of Antananarivo and CGM Analakely.
-6 sessions at 6 Alliances Françaises in the province
-1 Round Table, 1 conference-debate, 1 exhibition, 1 meeting session with a Director
-6 International guests
-26 films received in the competition, 6 selected and 4 award-winning films
The winners 2009
The RFCs inaugurate the first trophies made by a Malagasy artist: Temandrota. These are true works of art, unique and original. The name of Zebu d’Or is also born during the 4th, RFC.
ZEBU d’OR: CINEMAHANTRA/THE CINEMA OF THE POOR by Manohiray RANDRIAMANANJO /Experimental/6 ‘
2nd Prize: SOKAKY/ THE TORTOISE by Sitraka RANDRIAMHALY/Animation/2 ‘ 45
3rd Prize: ZANDRY KELY/LITTLE BROTHER by Léon RANDRIANIRINA/DOCU-FICTION/12 ‘
Special Mention of the Jury: ON LIVE by Njaka ANDRIAMAHERY/documentary/9 ‘ 30