The International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA) is the largest and most prestigious cultural event of its kind in the world with 232 films from 30 countries in nine theaters throughout Montreal. FIFA is devoted to the worldwide promotion and presentation of films on art and media art.
Concordia University has many connections to the 11-day competitive festival: aside from acting a one of the venues for the multitude of screenings, a class taught by Nicholas Renaud was offered in conjunction with the festival and a handful of Concordia-specific events are planned.
Movies that have a connection to Concordia, be it through screenwriting, production, direction, acting or editing, will be screened at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal. Admission is free.
When: Thursday, March 16 to Saturday, March 25. Hours are Tuesday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Room Gazoduc-TQM, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (185 Ste-Catherine St. W.)
British film maker Jake Auerbach will be holding a master class at Concordia to speak with students and show his film Lucian Freud: Portraits, a documentary about the famed British painter and grandson of Sigmund Freud.
When: Sunday, March 18 at 3:30 p.m.
Where: J.A. DeSève Cinema, J.W. McConnell Library Building (1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.), Sir George Williams Campus
As part of the International Market of Films on Art, students are invited to attend a training seminar entitled How to Pitch your Film-on-Art Project // Emerging Professionals, where they will learn techniques for selling film projects to producers, directors and distributors. Training will be presented in French from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and in English from 1 to 3:30 p.m.
In the afternoon, students can attend the roundtable discussion titled Promotion and Broadcasting in Media Arts, where experienced professionals in the film industry will share their expertise and discuss challenges in the evolving world of media art from 4 to 6 p.m.
When: Wednesday, March 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Integrated Complex (1515 Ste-Catherine St. W.), Sir George Williams Campus
• FIFA site
• Full program on the FIFA site