From March 16 to 28, 2021, the 39th edition of the Festival international du film sur l’art de Montréal (The FIFA) was held with 16 films and 25 short films in official competition.
On Wednesday, October 13 at 8 pm, the Canadian Cultural Centre invites you to the screening of the three Canadian films that won prizes at the 2021 edition of The FIFA: three works that share the common thread of our rapport with our own selves and sharing with others through dance, rhythm, poetry and movement.
For nearly 40 years, the Festival international du film sur l’art de Montréal (The FIFA) has been dedicated to the promotion and international influence of film on art and media arts in Canada.
In partnership with the Festival international du film sur l’art de Montréal (The FIFA), in the presence of Philippe U. del Drago, general and artistic director of The FIFA, and French choreographer Thierry Thieû Niang.
Programme (81 min):
Enracinée by Annie Leclair
Canada | 2020 | 7 min | French with English Subtitles
Artist Marie-Hélène Bellavance is well-known in Canada for her work in dance and visual arts. Having lost both her legs as a child, she tried for a long time to hide the fact that she used prosthetic legs to walk. In this highly personal film, she shares the challenge that dance represents for her. She also sheds light on her journey to acceptance of her physical disability.
AWARD FOR THE BEST CANADIAN SHORT FILM
Navigation by Marlene Millar
Canada | 2020 | 13 min | Without dialogue
Set in Ireland, Navigation is the sixth film in the Migration Dance Film Project by filmmaker Marlene Millar and choreographer Sandy Silva. This work explores how we navigate unknown terrain. Rhythms, movement, vocals, landscape, and silence define and embody this exploration, featuring the performances of ten dancers/singers and an Irish community choir of 40 participants, whose deeply collaborative relationship is palpable.
AWARD FOR THE BEST CANADIAN FILM
Habiter le mouvement: un récit en 10 chapitres by Beatriz Mediavilla
Canada | 2019 | 61 min | French, English and Spanish with English Subtitles
Renowned French choreographer Thierry Thieû Niang went on tour to Quebec in 2017, offering intergenerational workshops for non-dancers. Directed by Béatriz Mediavilla, this film in ten chapters draws us into the rich, artistic and intimate worlds of dance and movement. This cinematographic voyage is a poetic and playful look at the beauty of ordinary movement and the great human choreography. With the participation of the Innu poet Josephine Bacon and the Quebec writer Antoine Charbonneau-Demers.
In addition to its stopover at the Canadian Cultural Centre at the Embassy of Canada in Paris, the International Festival of Films on Art will continue to make news in Europe when it is guest of honour at the Palazzo Grassi on October 7–10, 2021. Its expertise in programming and dissemination of productions on art will also be hailed in Tourcoing, where FIFA will celebrate 20 years of close and fruitful collaboration with Le Fresnoy.
In response to French government measures, presentation of a valid health pass, a negative test or a recovery certificate will now be mandatory.