International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA)


March 17 to 29, 2020


A reflection of contemporary and engaged artistic production, this festival is the must-attend event for artists and artisans in arts and cinematography, whether professionals or aficionados. This signature festival offers a rich and diversified selection of international films for art and cinema lovers to enjoy.

Showcasing close to 200 original films from some 40 countries, the line-up for this 37th edition features powerful themes, such as engaged art, art and science, history and culture, music and dance, not to mention artist portraits as well as screenings and events. Here are some highlights of the 2019 edition, which shines the spotlight on diversity:

  • The multi-award-winning documentary Au temps où les Arabes dansaient (When Arabs Danced), by Belgian-Moroccan filmmaker and author Jawad Rhalib, opens the festival.
  • Portraits of powerful artist personalities:
    • Paul Wamo, je demande la parole, on the New Caledonian poet and songwriter-performer
    • Territoire Ishkueu, Territoire Femme, which focuses on eight female Innu storytellers
    • Jean-Pierre Larocque : le fusain et l’argile, a look at the celebrated ceramicist
  • Peek at the documentaries too:
    • Shiro Takatani, entre nature et technologie, a world premiere that explores the intoxicating and dream-like world of this great Japanese artist
    • Hitler vs Picasso and the others, a Canadian premiere that delves into the influence of art in political regimes
    • Les guerres de Coco Chanel, a look at the many fights led by this legendary French designer 
  • Take advantage of screening and special events, including:
    • the carte blanche given to the Musée du Louvre, with seven films in the spotlight
    • the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Canadian Centre for Architecture
    • and much more…


Mar 17 to 29, 2020.


Free activities and Fees for activities

Montréal, QC
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