Films on Art: FIFA 2016

fifa 2016 preview2Films on art and media art are what FIFA is all about.  Don’t mix up this film festival with the corrupt soccer organization as they couldn’t be more different.  Each spring FIFA brings to Montreal art and film buffs the best films that deal with art.  The idea is to bring some attention and recognition to this film genre with the aim of bringing more funding to the making of these types of films.


Some might be scared off a film festival of this type thinking it is too high brow for them or inaccessible.  Nothing could further from the truth.  FIFA is for everyone who has an appreciation for fine arts, music, television, architecture, dance, cinema, archaeology, and many other art forms.  The range is wide and does not require the attendee to a connoisseur per se.  You just have to have an interest in subjects like fashion designer Alexander McQueen, crooner Frank Sinatra, the lost city of Pompeii, architect Le Corbusier, actor Marlon Brando, art looted by the Nazis, and a myriad of other subjects. Trust me when I say there is something for all tastes.


Besides the many films you can take in there are also plenty of special events happening over the 11 days of the festival.  A sampling include following the screening of the film Renaud will be followed by a karaoke night of French hits, a tribute to the cinema of filmmaker Jacques Giraldeau, a meeting with film director Jean-Claude Coublbois, following the screening of Marie Saint Pierre there will be an interview with fashion designer Marie Saint Pierre, and several other events.


Additional Information:

-Dates:  March 10-20, 2016

-Venues:  Centre Canadien d’Architecture – Théâtre Paul-Desmarais, Centre PHI – Espace B, Grande Bibliothèque de BAnQ – Auditorium, MusĂ©e des beaux-arts de MontrĂ©al – Auditorium Maxwell-Cummings, MusĂ©e McCord – Théâtre J. Armand Bombardier, Place des Arts – Cinquième Salle, Pointe-Ă -Callière, citĂ© d’archĂ©ologie et d’histoire de MontrĂ©al, SociĂ©tĂ© des Arts Technologiques


-Ticket Purchase:

-Ticket Prices:

(65 & older) *
(25 & younger) *
(12 & younger) *
Single Ticket 12,50 $ $11 $10 $5
Ticket – SAT Screening (no 16) $15
$17 at the door
VIP Ticket (A) $20
6 Vouchers Booklet (B) $66 $57 $50
Media Arts Booklet (5 Vouchers) (C) $20
Cinephile Passport (D) $200 $175 $150
Ambassador Passport (E) $350


No assigned seating. First come, first served basis.

* ID required for all reduced rates.

Exception: Tickets for the Place des Arts screenings are exclusively on sale at Place des Arts Box Office. $0,50 fees for tickets under $7. $1 fee for tickets over $7.


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