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Art, Culture and Cinema Meet in Montréal

The Government of Canada supports the International Festival of Films on Art

March 1, 2016 – Montréal – Department of Canadian Heritage

The Honorable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, today announced $87,000 in funding for the 34th International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA), which will take place in Montréal from March 10 to 20, 2016.

This support, which the Government of Canada is providing through the Canadian Arts Presentation Fund, will help promote and disseminate the best worldwide productions of films on art and media arts.

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#GoC is proud to support art, culture and cinema at #34FIFA, Mar. 10–20 in Montréal.

Quick Facts

  • FIFA will offer audiences films on art as well as exploratory videographic works (video art, experimental film, animation, documentaries, films and videos) created by visionary artists.
  • The 34th edition of FIFA will present 170 films from Quebec, other Canadian provinces and abroad.
  • In addition to screenings of films and videos, there will be exhibitions, master classes and performances.
  • To date, FIFA has shown more than 6,000 films from 75 countries.

Quotes

“Our government is proud to recognize FIFA’s contribution to the appreciation and dissemination of the arts in our community. Increasing public awareness of diverse artistic disciplines, creators and works constitutes the mandate that the organizers have implemented with passion year after year.”

—The Honorable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage

“FIFA is thankful for the support of Canadian Heritage for this not-to-be-missed cultural event in Montréal. This renewed support allows FIFA to pursue actions to promote the arts and Canadian artists at both the national and international levels to a wider audience.”

—Natalie McNeil, Executive Director, International Festival of Films on Art

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International Festival of Films on Art

Canada Arts Presentation Fund

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