The Government of Canada has is providing $90,000 through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund for the 32nd edition of the International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA), which will take place from March 20 to 30. Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Shelly Glover made the announcement today. These funds will allow FIFA to present the world’s best media arts productions and art films. The Media Arts section will present a number of experimental art films. In addition to the screening of films and videos, there will be conferences, roundtables, and the production of a catalogue.
“I would like to thank the organizers of the International Festival of Films on Art for giving the public a chance to view original works that showcase the talent of established and emerging artists of various styles,” said Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages. “Congratulations for helping improve Canadians’ quality of life!”
- FIFA’s size and unique character make it one of Quebec’s largest cultural events.
- Its 32nd edition will include nearly 300 art films from some 30 countries in six different sections that include an international panorama as well as tributes and views on cinema.
- FIFA’s 2013-2014 events are expected to draw some 70,000 festival-goers.
“The International Festival of Films on Art welcomes the Government of Canada’s support for our event,” added René Rozon, Founding Director, International Festival of Films on Art. “It helps promote our mandate to increase the public’s knowledge and appreciation of art. It also helps highlight the work of artists among the population. In short, we are meeting the objectives of our Canadian leaders, whose support for arts and culture helps enrich our country.”