On December 16, celebrate with us and let the magic of cinema come to you by watching the Phare International Film Festival awards live and online.

The Phare International Film Festival had initially planned for 3 days of screenings, which was to culminate in a grandiose gala evening and the awards ceremony.

Due to the current health situation we have had to change a few things.

The awards (which are specially dedicated to Mr. Amode Ibrahim Atchia, the pioneer of cinema in Mauritius) will take place on Thursday December 16th at 7pm. They will be live streamed from the MCine du Caudan in Port-Louis and you can keep up to date with updates on the Phare International Film Festival Facebook page.

The evening will begin with interviews with the various participants who took part in this project and will be followed by the awards ceremony.

The talented poet/slammer Ebène and the charming host Brayoni will guide you through the evening. The event is being streamed on social networks by Alquier Production and will be available to watch live on the Phare International Film Festival Youtube page. The whole world will be able to follow the evening, which aims to become an annual event and inspire young local talents.

From 8 p.m., spectators in the room will have the privilege of attending the screenings of 3 Mauritian films in competition, including “Ancient time” by Mr. Ramrooch Krishnaduth, “Heathens” by Mr. Alvein Gokhool and “Wosaka” by Mr. Scott Reed. The evening will end with the screening of “Three Wise Men – Parallel Lives”, the film behind this festival which has received more than 36 international awards and is currently in the running for an award at the famous “Festival Jaïpur Film International ”.

Deane Thomas, initiator of the project, explains:

“With more than 50 international films submitted to our jury, including 3 Mauritian films, this is a good start that gives hope for the future. The Lighthouse is a strong symbol that wants to be a bearer of light in this difficult period. We hope, through this project, to inspire young people, to promote the talents of Mauritian filmmakers and to make Mauritius a renowned cinematographic destination ”.

Share in our vision, be part of our dream and join us online on December 16 at 7 p.m. for the first Mauritian film festival, honouring filmmakers as Major Ibrahim Atchia did when he opened the first cinema on Mauritius in 1915.