New session of the International Festival of Films on Art tackles architecture

Photo credit: Émile Seguin

The International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA) is launching a new section of its program: FIFA Connexions, a series of talks and workshops open to art, culture, and creative professionals as well as the general public. Launched as part of the 37th edition, these inter-professional study days will offer an opportunity to explore themes of current interest: the creation of new business models for production and distribution of documentaries on art in the digital age, the links between architecture and image, and digital tools for developing a taste for art among young people.

FIFA CONNEXIONS | Distinctive Models for Broadcasting and Producing Media and Digital Arts in the Public Space

09:30 -Noon | Agora Hydro-Québec. Cœur des Sciences de l’UQAM

Panelists: Mouna Andraos, Co-Founder, Daily tous les jours ; Jean-Christophe Yacono, Creative Director, Director and Photographer, 4U2C (Groupe Cirque du Soleil); Pascale Daigle, Director of Programming, Partenariat du Quartier des spectacles ; Thien Vu Dang, Co-Founder and Executive Director, MAPP_MTL; Isabelle Riendeau, Cultural Development Officer, Bureau d’art public and artist Jonathan Villeneuve.

With the participation of Bureau d’art public de Montréal, 4U2C (Cirque du Soleil Group), Daily tous les jours, Quartier des spectacles, MAPP_MTL, Bureau d’art public and Jonathan Villeneuve. In partnership with Conseil québécois des arts médiatiques (CQAM) and Regroupement des arts interdisciplinaires du Québec (RAIQ)

Presentation in French.

FIFA CONNEXIONS | Connexions Lunches | Architects Producing Films: Review of Early Experiments

12:30 PM -1:30 PM | Agora Hydro-Québec. Cœur des Sciences de l’UQAM | Free admission

Myriam Berthelet, TV and documentary producer and director; Marc-André Carignan, columnist in politics and municipal affairs at Radio-Canada, Kollectif/Radio-Canada and Sophie Couture, Associate Director, Digital, Canadian Centre for Architecture.

Presentation in French

In partnership with the Canadian Centre for Architecture and Kollectif.

FIFA CONNEXIONS | Images of the architecture | Visual representation of architectural projects.

2 PM -3:30 PM | Agora Hydro-Québec. Cœur des Sciences de l’UQAM | Prix d’une séance

Panelists: Jean Beaudoin, architect, Intégral Jean Beaudoin (IJB) ; Sophie Gironnay, Co-Founder, Artistic and Executive Director, Maison de l’Architecture du Québec (MAQ) and Olivier Blouin, architect and photographer.

Moderation by Philippe Lupien, Architect and Editor in Chief, Revue ARQ.

Presentation in French

With the participation of Intégral Jean Beaudoin, Maison de l’Architecture du Québec (MAQ) and ARQ.

FIFA Connexions | Architecture Focus | Masterclass with Gilles Saucier, MOAQ, MOAA, MAIBC, FRAIC, MAAPQ, MCAGBC.

In partnership with Ordre des Architectes du Québec (OAQ)

4PM-6 PM | Agora Hydro-Québec. Cœur des Sciences de l’UQAM | Screening Fee

Architect, professor and critic guest will give a Masterclass on the relationship between architecture and picture. Gilles Saucier, Co-Founder and Principal , Saucier + Perrotte will be introduced by Nathalie Dion, President of Ordre des architectes du Québec (OAQ).


FIFA CONNEXIONS | Developing a Taste for Art among Young People through Digital Tools

9:30 AM – NOON | Agora Hydro-Québec. Cœur des Sciences de l’UQAM | Screening Fee

Panelists: K. Goldstein, Choregrapher and Artistic Director, KeatBeck Cie; Julie Jaque, Production Manager, Centre Pompidou (Paris) ; Audrey Genois, Executive Director and Julia Roberge Van Der Donckt,

Education and Audience Development Coordinator – MOMENTA | Biennale de l’image ; Stéphanie Lagueux, Coordinator, Studio XX ; Hervé Tullet, Author and Illustrator and Florence Roche, Co-Founder Executive Producer, TOBO. Presentation in French.

With the participation of Centre Pompidou, Compagnie KeatBeck, Momenta Biennale de l’Image, TOBO et Studio XX.

In partnership with Youth Medias Alliance

FIFA CONNEXIONS | Connexions Lunches | Expo Idéale Workshop  

12:30 PM-1:30 PM  | Agora Hydro-Québec. Cœur des Sciences de l’UQAM | Free admission

In partnership with TOBO, Hervé Tullet will present visual creation workshops until the completion of a collective Ideal Expo. A workshop combining creativity and interactivity for all, of all ages and all creative horizons.
Workshop conducted in French.


The FIFA Connexions program is accessible on presentation of a pass for the 37th edition of FIFA or at the price of a screening; with the exception of Gilles Saucier’s Master Class (21 March) with a specific rate ($10, $15, $20) and Midis Connexions (20, 21, 22 March – from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm), on free admission, within the limits of available seats.
Online ticket office:

Points of Sale: At venues, up to one hour before screenings.
At Festival headquarters: Pavillon Cœur des sciences, Agora Hydro-Québec

175 avenue du Président-Kennedy, Montréal;

La Vitrine Culturelle

2, rue Sainte-Catherine Est,
(514) 285-4545 #1

Sunday through Wednesday from 11 AM to 6 PM
Thursday to Saturday – 11 AM to 7 PM