For its 40th edition from March 15 to 27, 2022, the International Festival of Films on Art (Le FIFA) continues, more than ever, to engage and democratize discussions around the issues of creation, distribution and production. Through conferences, discussions and workshops bringing together cultural presenters, artists, online distribution platforms, and creative studios from here and abroad, FIFA Connexions invites the general public, the creative and business community of Quebec and professionals in the field to a unique rendez-vous for meetings, discussions and discoveries. 

This year, in addition to organizing the first Art Film Festival Symposium, on March 16 and 17, 2022, FIFA Connexions will host; a networking event dedicated to digital creativity (COMPOSITE), an artistic platform committed to the creation of projects crossing dance and image (DAN.CIN.LAB) and a master class with director Andrew Thomas Huang (collaborator of Björk, FKA twigs and Thom Yorke).

A conversation with

Le FIFA welcomes a builder of worlds with a singular vision: Andrew Thomas Huang. Known for his music videos for the likes of Bjork, FKA Twigs and Thom Yorke, Huang has elevated the craft of music video making to an art form in its own right.

In this Q&A session, Huang will discuss his path, inspirations, creative process as well as the challenges specific to the music video format and its industry. This talk accompanies the music video selection curated by Leticia Trandafir, who will also be hosting this discussion.

Available from March 21 on their Facebook page

First Symposium of International
Art Films Festivals

For the first time, Le FIFA has invited* directors of international art film festivals to gather on March 16 and 17 to work together around common goals. With the idea of enabling a better circulation of films between festivals, institutions and different actors in the community, this first Art Film Festivals symposium aspires to share initiatives and experiences and to federate the milieu around solutions adapted for the public and professionals.

Among the guests, Dart Festival Barcelona, BAFF Brussels Art Film Festival, Sami Film Institute (Suède), EPOS (Tel Aviv)…

*By invitation only.

A Networking Rendez-vous

COMPOSITE is a bi-monthly networking event dedicated to digital creativity. It was born from an initiative of the Conseil des arts de Montréal, and coordinated by MAPP_MTL.

Hosted on a rotating basis by a different cultural organization in collaboration with other important actors of the digital scene, this event consists of a presentation of projects (art, research, industry, or social innovation) selected in advance by the committee and an evening of networking and discussion to allow both presenters and participants to network and develop their respective projects.

This year, Le FIFA, in collaboration with Thinkwell Studio Montréal, is pleased to present this edition of COMPOSITE, on March 17, at the Bombardier Theather at McCord Museum from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. Presented by Marc Kandalaft and Émilie Grenier
Hosted par Geneviève Borne


Danced Films and Society In collaboration with The Migration Dance Film Project, DAN.CIN.LAB and Mouvement Perpétuel, Le FIFA invites you to come and discover committed artists and producers, their artistic approaches and why they have chosen to use dance film to contribute to making things happen by opening up new spaces for citizen dialogue around major contemporary issues.
On the agenda Emersion — Aline-Sitoé N’Diaye. France, Greece, Germany, Italy. 2022. 19 min. French. English subtitles.

Navigation — Marlene Millar. Canada. 2020. 13 min. No dialogue.

Searching for Pheonix — Marc Wagenbach. Germany. 2022. 14 min. German. French subtitles. In the presence of Aline-Sitoé N’Diaye, director of Emersion – French film from the mAPs collection
Anna Alexandre, producer and director of DAN.CIN.LAB, leader of the mAPs project
Marlene Millar, director and producer of The Migration Dance Film Project
Sandy Silva, choreographer and producer of The Migration Dance Film Project Moderated by Philip Szporer, filmmaker, writer, lecturer, and teacher-researcher at Concordia University
With the support of the Service de Coopération et d’Action Culturelle du Consulat Général de France au Québec, The French Ministry of culture – DGCA Ministère de la Culture Français — DGCA and the European Union’s Creative Europe Program. Danced Films and society,  March 17, at the Bombardier Theater at McCord Museum, 3 pm.