Montreal’s International Festival of Films on Art launches architecture talks and workshops

Gilles Saucier will lead a masterclass as part of the FIFA Connexions program this week. Photo by Justine Latour.

Montreal’s International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA) is pleased to launch 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.

This year’s workshops include:

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

March 21, 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.

March 21, 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 SaucierMOAQ, MOAA, MAIBC, FRAIC, MAAPQ, MCAGBC. In partnership with Ordre des Architectes du Québec (OAQ)

March 21, 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).



March 21, 6 PM-10 PM. |  Agora Hydro-Québec. Cœur des Sciences de l’UQAM | PWYC. In collaboration with Kollectif.


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

March 22, 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  

March 22, 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.


For over three decades, the International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA) has been recognized as the largest festival of films on art in the world. Every March, for more than 35 years, FIFA has brought together the latest documentaries on art, in addition to a selection of virtual reality works. The festival features films on visual arts, music, literature, dance, photography, architecture, and digital arts. For its 37th edition, lovers of film and art in all its forms will appreciate an eclectic international program characterized by strong and captivating themes: engaged art, art and science, history and culture, music and dance, and elegant portraits of unforgettable artists. For the full program, visit the FIFA website here.