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Gouvernement du Québec

 Mathieu Lacombe / Pierre Fitzgibbon

Mathieu Lacombe / Pierre Fitzgibbon

Ministre de la Culture et des Communications, de la Jeunesse et de la région de l’Outaouais / Ministre de l’Économie, de l’Innovation et de l’Énergie, du Développement économique régional et de la Métropole et de la région de Montréal Gouvernement du Québec

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Grâce à la richesse de la programmation et à la grande qualité des œuvres présentées, le Festival International du Film sur l’Art (Le FIFA) est un rendez-vous prisé qui permet à Montréal d’affirmer sa place à titre de métropole culturelle et artistique. Ce festival au caractère avant-gardiste offre également une vitrine importante aux artistes québécois et internationaux qui s’illustrent dans le domaine du cinéma et des arts médiatiques, notamment par le biais de son volet professionnel, Connexions.

Le gouvernement du Québec est donc fier de soutenir ce 42e FIFA, qui se déroule également en partie à Québec. Il s’annonce tout aussi inspirant et diversifié que les éditions précédentes qui ont fait sa renommée.

Bonnes découvertes !

Canadian Heritage

The Honourable Pascale St-Onge

The Honourable Pascale St-Onge

Minister of Canadian Heritage

Welcome to the 2024 International Festival of Films on Art!

Our government is committed to helping the Canadian film industry and giving people more ways to enjoy works from home and abroad. We’re happy to count on numerous champions o film, including the team that worked hard to pull off this year’s festival.

For more than 40 years, this festival has promoted Canadian works and brought the best in the world to Canada. It gives arts, film, and cultural professionals a fantastic showcase and a forum to connect and launch future projects.

As Minister of Canadian Heritage, I would like to welcome all film fans and thank everyone who helped ensure the success of this gathering. Your efforts in furthering people’s appreciation for the arts are to be applauded. 


Ville de Montréal

Valérie Plante
Ville de Montréal / Sylvain Légaré

Valérie Plante

Mayor Ville de Montréal

By showcasing artists from near and far, the International Festival of Films on Art confirms the creativity and innovation of Montréal’s cultural ecosystem. 

As unique as it is eclectic, this festival is an essential opportunity to discover the very best in art, not only here at home, but around the world. 

In addition to promoting rich and original discoveries, the event encourages exchanges and encounters, and facilitates the promotion of new works. 

FIFA is as much a part of the cinematic vitality of our cultural metropolis as it is of the international reputation of Montréal artists. 

I’d like to thank the organizers for keeping this festival at the forefront of Montréal’s cultural scene for 42 years now. 

I congratulate you on the excellence of your work, which reaches out to Montrealers and people around the world.

Canada Council for the Arts

Michelle Chawla

Michelle Chawla

Director and CEO Canada Council for the Arts

Photo: Canada Council for the Arts | Christian Lalonde

To better understand the human condition, fully experience the world around us and challenge our assumptions, we need art, now more than ever. 

More engagement, connection and inspiration are what the arts promise us and what you are bringing to life, collectively, through this unique gathering of the arts and culture in Canada.

The Canada Council for the Arts is a proud supporter of the International Festival of Films on Art, and I would like to extend my sincere congratulations to all those involved. 

Telefilm Canada

Julie Roy

Julie Roy

Executive Director and CEO Telefilm Canada

Showcasing and celebrating the works of Canadian creators is at the heart of what we do at Telefilm. That is why we are proud to partner with The International Festival of Films on Art (Le FIFA) to further boost our support for Canadian creatives at home and around the world. 

In this ever-evolving cultural landscape, The International Festival of Film on Art continue to play an important role in the film and art industry, growing the talent pool, as well as allowing audiences to celebrate and connect with distinctive Canadian films and the talent behind them. 

We encourage you to keep supporting Canadian talent in theatres and on digital platforms! 

Conseil des arts de Montréal

Nathalie Maillé

Nathalie Maillé

Executive Director Conseil des arts de Montréal

For over four decades, the International Festival of Films on Art has brought audiences high-calibre programming that showcases a wide range of artistic practices and disciplines. These homegrown and international works are windows on our past, present and future. Every year, the festival teams up with many of our city’s most iconic cultural venues to reveal hundreds of creative cinematic gems to novices and seasoned fans alike. The works highlight the artists’ creative processes, giving Montrealers unique, behind-the-scenes access to the creators’ doubts and triumphs.

The Conseil des arts de Montréal is proud to contribute to the ongoing activities of this remarkable organization, which injects so much energy not only into Montréal’s cultural landscape, but also into our day-to-day lives.

Tourisme Montréal

Yves Lalumière

Yves Lalumière

President and CEO Tourisme Montréal

Tourisme Montréal proudly marks over a decade of partnership with the iconic International Festival of Films on Art (Le FIFA), which celebrates its 42nd edition this year. The festival is a true ambassador of cinema in Montréal, making our city shine as a leading cultural destination, and captivating film buffs from all over the world. Its special events, including outdoor screenings, turn Montréal into an artistic playground. 

Enjoy your screenings!