RFC 1st Edition – from 27 to 28 April 2006: The Birth of a festival
The French Institute of Madagascar (the CCAC at that time) and the production company Rozifilms launched the first edition of the Rencontres Du Film Court de Madagasikara in April 2006. The aim was to make this film event a must-see and an annual meeting to promote Malagasy cinema through the short film. It was mainly about showing films from all over the world- the best of international festivals- and encouraging Malagasy filmmakers to make films also through the short film contest.
In this first edition, 30 films were filed and 12 of them were selected in the official competition. After deliberation of the jury members, 3 films were awarded.
Projections, debate, round table and meetings animated the festival during these 2 days. Filmmakers, audio-visual professionals, the general public have rejoiced around the same passion, the cinema generally and the short film in particular. The RFC generation was born!!!
The winners 2006
1st prize: The Sun Rises… Then goes to bed of Jiva E. RAZAFINDRALAMBO/Animation/8 ‘ 30
2nd prize: Saphira de Alain RAKOTOARISOA/documentary/9 ‘ 45
3rd Prize: MORAMORA by Jean Harjai Rafiq/Fiction/5 ‘ 30