FIFA 2011 Wrap-Up

Over the course of eleven days at nine different locations across the city, FIFA (International Festival of Films on Art) was triumphant.  A film festival that in its 29th year seems to know no boundaries.  It just keeps growing in stature and size.  This year attendance was up 10%.

An astonishing 227 films from 22 countries were screened.  Showing the strength of the entire roster of films, of the 37 films in competition 11 were awarded a prize.  The demand was so great that an additional 30 films were included in the schedule.  Once again the matinee screenings were quite well attended.

Several of the films that were screened at the festival will now be shown on television on ARTV.  Check that station’s schedule to catch Sur Les Traces de Tintin, Basquiat, Un Vie, Scrapper L’Art, and Dix Fois Dix

Not only were the screenings popular, but the 20 special events presented were also well appreciated.  Master classes and chances to meet directors, painters, authors, and actors were all well attended.

Keeping up its mandate to promote films on art this year FIFA will go on tour after it is done in Montreal.  Screenings will happen in Quebec City, Paris, Ottawa, New York, Washington, and London.

Prize Winners:

Grand Prize

Sponsored by Astral

ANTWERP CENTRAL STATION

Peter Krüger (Belgium)

Jury Award

Sponsored by Zone3

PATRICE CHÉREAU : LE CORPS AU TRAVAIL

Stéphane Metge (France)

Award for Best Educational Film
Sponsored by Télé-Québec

T.S. ELIOT 

Adam Low (U.K.)

Award for Creativity
Sponsored by the National Film Board

JOANN SFAR (DESSINS)

Mathieu Amalric (France)

Award for Best Canadian Film
Sponsored by Robichaud Conseil

SAINT-DENYS GARNEAU

Jean-Philippe Dupuis (Canada)

Award for Best Essay
Sponsored by Le Devoir

THE REACH OF RESONANCE 

Steve Elkins (United States)

Award for Best Portrait

Sponsored by Entreprises Vidéo Service

BASQUIAT, UNE VIE

Jean Michel Vecchiet (France, Belgium)

Award for Best Reportage
Sponsored by Concept Audio-Visuel

COMIC BOOKS GO TO WAR

Mark Daniels (Italy)

Award for Best Film for Television
Sponsored by Digital Cut

NIKI DE SAINT PHALLE ET JEAN TINGUELY, LES BONNIE AND CLYDE DE L’ART

Louise Faure, Anne Julien (France)

Liliane Stewart Award for Design Arts

Sponsored by the MacDonald Stewart Foundation

BAUHAUS – MODEL AND MYTH

Niels Bolbrinker, Kerstin Stutterheim (Germany)

ARTV Springboard to the World Award
DIX FOIS DIX

Jennifer Alleyn (Canada)

ARTV People’s Choice Award

SUR LES TRACES DE MARGUERITE YOURCENAR

Marilù Mallet (Canada)

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