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Le FIFA at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games


Le FIFA at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games

The International Festival of Films on Art (Le FIFA) and the Centre Culturel Canadien in Paris (CCC), partners in the cultural representation of Canada at Paris 2024, will present two film programs in conjunction with the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Once again, Le FIFA is illustrating its mission to promote and disseminate films on art and media arts abroad by flying the flag for Canadian culture at this major international event.

These two programs, which have been officially recognized by the Paris 2024 Cultural Olympiad, will be presented as part of major cultural events leading up to the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, such as European Museum Night (May 18), Nuit Blanche (June 1) and Around the World in a Day” (July 20).

This prestigious participation in Parisian cultural festivities surrounding the Olympic Games underlines Le FIFA’s vision and desire to build bridges between cultures and play an active part in the international cultural dynamic.

What is the Cultural Olympiad?

The Cultural Olympiad is a major artistic and cultural event running parallel to the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Throughout France, it offers an exceptional stage for talent from all over the world, with a varied program that includes exhibitions, shows, concerts and artistic interventions in public spaces. A unique event that aims to fuse sporting spirit and artistic creativity, enriching the Games experience with cultural events that illustrate the diversity and richness of international cultures. As a showcase for artistic excellence, the Cultural Olympiad will transform the host city into an immense living theater, where arts and sport together celebrate the best of humanity.

Le FIFA’s two programs for the Cultural Olympiad

The programs carefully selected by Le FIFA and the Canadian Cultural Centre, Bodies in Motion and Art in Motion, offer an in-depth exploration of the themes of resilience, diversity and self-affirmation through art. Echoing the Cultural Olympiad, these selections aim to foster encounters between artists, athletes and new audiences, drawing on universal values and offering unique perspectives on the complexity of humanity and the beauty of movement.

Selected films include Pendulum by Manuel Mathieu, L’Innu du futur by Stéphane Nepton, Odehimin / Baie du cœur by Kijâtai-Alexandra Veillette-Cheezo, Mirages by Xavier Curnillon, Riopelle était non-binaire by Aimé Majeau Beauchamp, Prison of the Sun by Kaveh Nabatian

To find out more about these two programs, click here