Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

February 24, 2011 10:00 ET

Government of Canada Partners with the International Festival of Films on Art

MONTRÉAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Feb. 24, 2011) - During the official opening of the 29th edition of the International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA), the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, reconfirmed the Government of Canada's commitment to this not-to-be-missed gathering for fans of cinema.

This year, this international festival will take place in nine different venues throughout Montréal. From March 17 to 27, it will feature close to 300 films from around 30 countries. In addition to these film and video screening, other activities will include the production of a catalogue, lectures and round table discussions, an art film market, and much more.

"Its scope and unique character make FIFA one of Quebec's most remarkable cultural activities," said Minister Moore. "Our Government is proud to partner with FIFA, which allows film buffs to discover artistic works across multiple disciplines, while also contributing to the economic and cultural vitality of Montréal."

Last July, the Government of Canada provided funding of $180,000 over two years, ($90,000 for the 2011 festival and $90,000 for the 2012 festival) through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund. This program of the Department of Canadian Heritage gives Canadians increased access to the variety and richness of Canada's culture through professional arts festivals, presentations of live professional performances, and other artistic experiences.

(This news release is available on the Internet at www.canadianheritage.gc.ca under Newsroom.)

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    Codie Taylor - Press Secretary
    819-997-7788
    or
    Canadian Heritage
    Media Relations
    819-994-9101
    1-866-569-6155
    media@pch.gc.ca