FIFA and Le Fresnoy — Studio national celebrate twenty years of close and fruitful collaboration
The International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA) is proud to celebrate 20 years of close and fruitful collaboration with Le Fresnoy — Studio national des arts contemporains, a national and international centre of excellence based in Tourcoing, in the Hauts-de-France region. The anniversary of FIFA’s alliance with this renowned European cultural institution – described as a “high-tech Villa Medici” – marks the Festival’s long-time presence in France, as well as the desire of both organizations to actively promote the production and dissemination of films on art and media arts, explore a multitude of art disciplines and themes, and encourage the next generation of creators who will thrill the general public, film buffs, and knowledgeable art lovers. Driven by this common mission, the Festival is pleased to have carte blanche to offer an ambitious annual program in this emblematic contemporary art venue.
This fall, from Friday, October 15 to Sunday, October 17, fans of the FIFA Festival in France will enjoy a program of ten (10) feature films and three (3) short films, most of them award winners, from thirteen countries. Canada will be represented by two films dedicated to dance: Enracinée by Annie Leclair and Navigation by Marlene Millar (see list of films programmed on page 2).
Finally, it is important to note that three feature-length films – Que l’amour by Laetitia Mikles, Queen Lear by Pelin Esmer, and We are not princesses by Bridgette Auger and Itab Azzam – are the result of a new partnership, begun this year, with the Institut du Monde Arab in Tourcoing.
FIFA PROGRAMMING | LE FRESNOY — STUDIO NATIONAL | 15 – 17 OCTOBER 2021 | TOURCOING, FRANCE
Architecture of Infinity by Christoph Schaub
Beijing Spring by Andy Cohen and Gaylen Ross
Being and Becoming by Maite Abella
Enracinée by Annie Leclair
J’ai retrouvé Christian B. by Alain Fleischer
Lemebel by Joanna Reposi Garibaldi
Marcel Duchamp: Art of the Possible by Matthew Taylor
Navigation by Marlene Millar
Que l’amour by Laetitia Mikles
Queen Lear by Pelin Esmer
The Vasulka Effect by Hrafnhildur Gunnarsdottir
We Are Not Princesses by Bridgette Auger and Itab Azzam