La Foa cinema Festival

La Foa -

A fantastic festival which has been offering a relaxed atmosphere and a good selection of independant movies for over 20 years


This year’s Festival features screenings of 20 award-winning movies from around the world. Films produced in New Caledonia are also in competition for awards in four categories. The La Foa Film Festival invites a renowned member of the film industry to preside over the jury. Previous presidents include Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Gérard Jugnot, Gérard Darmon, Zabou Breitman and Mathieu Demy.

Info and reservation:

Most films are screened in the Jean-Pierre Jeunet cinema in La Foa, however others can be seen in Noumea cinemas, at the Tjibaou Cultural Centre or in tribal villages.

It is certainly one of the most improbable festivals in France. This small village in the heart of New Caledonia is hosting a big name in cinema around a selection of art house films. Far from the glitz and celebrity side of other festivals, this festival has as definite assets the hospitality and simplicity. Here, the films are at the heart of the festival and not the celebrities.

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