The 38th edition of The International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA), to be held in Montreal from March 17 to 29, 2020, opens its call for submissions. Please note that the professional activities will take place from March 17 to 22. This edition will open festival programming to biopics and fiction films about art, but will also explore various themes such as culinary art, performances and video games.


If you are a director, producer or distributor and have finished or are finishing a fiction film about art, a biographical film, a documentary, an art video or media art and wish to have it premiered in Montreal, please complete the submission form by October 30, 2019.

In addition to the usual competition prizes, a special prize will again be awarded this year, to the best short film (30 min. and less).

$55 CAD for works over 30 minutes.
$15 CAD for works of 30 minutes or less.


Submit your virtual or augmented reality works, interactive, immersive, multimedia or other forms of new  narrative on any type of artistic expression. Complete the registration form by October 30, 2019.

The registration fee is:
$25 CAD for each interactive project.


- FIFA's programming focuses on film on art. The festival features documentaries, fiction films about art, biographical films, art videos, interactive and/or immersive works and encompasses all arts, from all eras and styles, including: animation, archaeology, architecture, outsider art, contemporary art, culinary art, street art, circus art, lifestyle, art and politics, art and science, naïve art, public art, technological art, therapeutic art, video art, graphic arts, media arts and digital arts, textile arts, comics, calligraphy, cinema, collage, collections, dance, design, interior design, drawing, experimental, artists' films, gallery owners, art history, art historians, installations, gardens, jazz, video games, literature, art market, crafts, mime, fashion, museums, music, new technologies, works on paper, opera, painting, performance, photography, poetry, broadcasting, restoration, sculpture, art sociology, tattooing, theatre, art theories, urbanism, and related topics.

- FIFA accepts submissions for the following types of works:
● Short films (less than 30 min.)
● Medium-length films (31-59 min.)
 Feature films (60 min. and up)
● Interactive works (web documentaries, installations, mobile and tablet applications, and works of virtual or augmented reality).

- Only films, videos or works in one of the following eight versions are accepted: French, English, dubbed in French, dubbed in English, subtitled in French, subtitled in English, without dialogue, without sound. Bilingual works are preferred.

- Films or videos presented publicly in Montreal, at another Montreal festival, online, on television or distributed on another platform accessible to the Montreal public before March 29, 2020, are not eligible.

- Although preferable, no exclusivity is required for interactive and/or immersive works.


The International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA) is dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of films, videos and interactive and/or immersive works on art and media arts. Each year, its selection reflects the quality and diversity of world film production. FIFA aims to increase the public's knowledge and appreciation of art. It also seeks to highlight the work of artists and the contributions of professionals working in the fields of film, video and television. Its main activity is the organization of a festival of a competitive nature, recognized as the most important in the world in its field. FIFA is a not-for-profit organization that has presented nearly 5,000 films from 77 countries since its foundation and has granted more than 400 awards.