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FIFDH Impact Day announces its 2022 selection


- A total of 16 projects hailing from all over the world have been selected, set to be presented in March during the special event held in Geneva

FIFDH Impact Day announces its 2022 selection
Director Subina Shrestha, who is taking part with the UK project Devi

The fourth edition of FIFDH Impact Day, the special programme on impact strategy for documentaries at any stage of production, will take place in a hybrid format. Focusing on giving filmmakers, producers, NGOs, organisations and foundations the chance to forge potential alliances and create strategies, the programme has invited 16 projects. The Impact Day is part of the Geneva International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights (FIFDH), the 20th edition of which runs from 4-13 March 2022.

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More than 110 documentary projects hailing from all around the world were submitted, and 16 of them (from 13 countries) have been picked for Impact Day 2022. The topics revolve around a vast array of current issues and include, among others, press freedom in India, forced displacement in Myanmar, racial issues in Switzerland, indigenous rights in Latin America, war crimes in Nepal and democracy-building in Iraq. According to the organisers of the Impact Day, despite the diversity of the stories they tell, and the areas of the world they come from, all selected filmmakers have something in common: a strong will to improve the situation their protagonists are facing, through their films.

The activities lined up for the selected filmmakers and producers are divided into two sessions. They begin with the first part, the Impact Lab, an online workshop intended to develop their impact campaign, which will also be accessible by a large number of observers. Afterwards, from 7-8 March, the event will take place in Geneva, where the projects will be presented, and the participants will have a chance to both meet strategic partners and win a cash prize that will be awarded to the best Impact project.

Here is the list of the projects selected for the fourth FIFDH Impact Day:

Alis [+see also:
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- Nicolas van Hemelryck, Clare Weiskopf (Colombia/Chile/Romania)
Producers: Nicolas van Hemelryck, Clare Weiskopf (Casatarantula), Alexandra Galvis (Pantalla Cines), Radu Stancu (deFilm)

Baghdad on Fire - Karrar Al-Azzawi (Norway)
Producer: Jørgen Lorentzen (Integral Film)

Bayo Bayo Baby - Raul de la Fuente, Amaia Remirez (Spain/France)
Producers: Amaia Remirez (Kanaki Films), Dominique Barneaud (Bellota Films)

Becoming a Black Woman - Rachel M'Bon, Juliana Fanjul (Switzerland)
Producer: Palmyre Badinier (Akka Films)

Devi - Subina Shrestha (UK)
Producer: Rosie Garthwaite (Mediadante)

Do You Remember Me? - Désirée Pomper, Helena Müller (Switzerland)
Producer: Désirée Pomper (20 minutes)

From Cold War to Green War - Anna Recalde Miranda (France/Italy/Sweden)
Producers: Hernan Mazzeo (Lardux Films), Ilaria Malagutti (Mammut Film), Sergio Ayala (Sisyfos Film Production)

The Half Truths - Hemal Trivedi (USA)
Producers: Cynthia Kane (Manjusha Films), Amelia Hanibelsz

High Tide Don't Hide - Niva Kay, Emily McDowell, Nia Phipps, Phil Stebbing (New Zealand)
Producers: Niva Kay, Emily McDowell, Nia Phipps, Phil Stebbing (The Rebel Film Collective)

Home Is Somewhere Else - Carlos Hagerman Ruiz Galindo, Jorge Villalobos de la Torre (Mexico)
Producer: Carlos Hagerman (Brinca Animation Studio)

Midwives - Hnin Ei Hlaing (Myanmar/Germany/Canada)
Producers: Hnin Ei Hlaing (Snow Films), Ulla Lehmann (AMA Film), Mila Aung-Thwin (EyeSteelFilm)

Peace For Nina - Zhanna Maksymenko-Dovhych (Ukraine/Switzerland)
Producers: Lyuba Knorozok, Dea Gjinovci

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- Valentina Cicogna, Mattia Colombo (Italy/Sweden/Switzerland)
Producers: Sebastiano Luca Insinga (Jump Cut), Mario Adamson (Sisyfos Film), Nicola Bernasconi (Amka Films)

Tigre Gente - Elizabeth Unger (USA/UK)
Producers: Elizabeth Unger (Wanderlust Productions), Joanna Natasegara

We Are Berta - Erika Gonzalez Ramirez, Matthieu Lietaert (Belgium)
Producers: Erika Gonzalez Ramirez, Matthieu Lietaert (Not so crazy! Productions)

Writing With Fire - Rintu Thomas, Sushmit Ghosh (India)
Producer: Sushmit Ghosh (Black Ticket Film)

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