Film still from One Life, One Work, 2011. Directed by Sapija Andrzej. © Sapija Andrzej
FIFA’s 30th anniversary program packed in impressive audience numbers, with screenings of no less than 232 films from 27 countries. From 15 to 25 March 2012, art lovers and film buffs shared the projection rooms of the International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA), held in nine of Montreal’s most established cultural institutions. Between the Fine Art Museum, the Canadian Centre for Architecture, the Goethe Institute and more, here the filmic genre highlighted all artistic activities, from architecture to contemporary music, dance and of course visual arts.
The 11 day screening program was again enhanced with a series of meetings and performances, this year with pianist Marika Bournaki, film directors Alain Fleischer, Jennifer Alleyn, Anne-Marie Tougas, as well as choreographer Margie Gillis, to name just a few. The distribution of prizes awarded in the FIFA competition attested to this year’s rich mix of editing skills as much as to the program’s vivid portrayal of some of today most relevant artists.