This year, the International Festival of Films on Art celebrates its 40th anniversary, which will take place March 15 – 27, online and in theatres.

The biggest festival of films on art in the world!

Le FIFA is determined to make art accessible to as many people as possible, and devoted to making each edition a place for meeting, sharing, discovering, and celebrating. With these clear perspectives, this 40th anniversary will be a wonderful get-together.

With more than 1,000 films submitted this year — a record number — the 40th edition of Le FIFA is here to remind us that art is more vital than ever.

Le FIFA gives the floor to artists from five continents, past and present. By their basic act of offering us their art to look at, listen to, and experience, they share their world with us. Their films all contain the desires, fears, angers, joys tears, vulnerabilities, and ecstasies of our world.

The 40th edition in numbers:

209 titles / 46 countries / 1 online screening space / 8 theatres / 3 pop-up theatres / 18 feature-length films in competition / 20 short films in competition / 6 prizes / 50 world premieres / 59 North American premieres / 36 Canadian premieres / 66 Canadian titles

Infused with the creative energy of the featured filmmakers and artists, the competition for the 40th edition testifies to the artistic richness of today’s world.

Le FIFAThis year, thanks to a vast network of institutional partners and artists across the country, the Festival is proud to share five Canadian projects in feature-length competition, including three Québec films presented as world premieres.

Québec actor and playwright Emmanuel Schwartz will present his first fiction feature film, the moving and sensitive Projet Pigeons. Jérémie Battaglia and Johanne Madore co-directed La somme de nos rêves, a captivating film that mixes circus, dance, and film. And Hugo Latulippe​’s vibrant documentary Je me soulève, borne by the words of actors and directors Gabrielle Côté and Véronique Côté, will open the Festival.

With 46 countries represented in its program, the Festival continues to open perspectives and points of view.

From the loss to the recovery of Indigenous culture in Australia, through the journey of the dance troupe Bangarra, in Wayne Blair​’s Firestarter – The Story of Bangarra, to the construction of an improbable museum in Ramallah in Judith Abensour​’s Foedora and the history of an extraordinary theatrical adventure in Sierra Leone in Clive Patterson​’s Sing, Freetown, the 40th edition of Le FIFA invites us to travel and open ourselves to dialogue.

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