The Montreal International Children’s Film Festival (FIFEM) has announced that its 24th edition will be held online during the spring break, from February 27 to March 7. Indeed, given the current circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic, FIFEM will be presented only online on the festival platform and accessible across Canadafifem.com. A solution proposed in the wake of the health crisis that will offer new opportunities to extend the festival’s reach to new audiences and territories. 

This year again, young moviegoers will be able to enjoy a new program with a hundred feature films and short films, from more than 40 countries, including Austria, Poland, China, Iran, Russia, to name a few. These works will once again include a wide range of choices, from animated and fictional feature films to documentaries and television series. In addition, a Focus on Latin American Cinema will be offered and short film programs will be available free of charge.

The festival will open with a special presentation, a virtual invitational preview, on Sunday, February 21. Twenty-five families will have the chance to take part in this screening through a contest that will be launched on the page Facebook du FIFEM in the next few days. The feature film will then be available for viewing during the festival. Produced by Nancy Florence Savard of 10e Ave Productions (Nellyand Simon: Mission Yeti, The Rooster of Saint-Victor), directed by NicolaLemay and scripted by Marc Robitaille, the animated film relies on an impressive cast while Gabriel Lessard, Karine Vanasse, Guy Nadon, Marc Labrèche, Antoine Durand, Éveline Gélinas and Catherine-Proulx-Lemay, among others, lend their voices to the different characters. Adapted from the novel of the same name written by Edith Bourget, FELIX AND THE MORG-A TRÉSOR is distributed by Maison 4:3.

“I am very pleased with this collaboration with FIFEM. After a year of pandemic, I remain enthusiastic and confident about the coming months and I look forward to sharing this film 100% Quebec with the FIFEM audience while waiting to see each other in the cinema, with my family, this spring! says Chantale Pagé, president of Maison 4:3. 

Convinced that his father who disappeared at sea two years earlier is still alive, 12-year-old Felix goes in search with old Tom, a retired sailor, Quack, the unijambiste pick-up parrot and Ulysses, the cat that behaves like a dog. Their journey takes them to the Ile-de-la-Night-Eternal, in an underground city where a secret society is hidden led by the megalomaniac Morgia, holder of a treasure.


The full FIFEM programming will be announced in the coming days.

For more information: www.fifem.com