For the 19th consecutive year, from 6 to 8 December in Tourcoing, France, The International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA) is proud to present the winners of its previous edition, as part of its fruitful collaboration with Le Fresnoy - Studio National des Arts Contemporains.
This year, eight works from the 37th edition will highlight in France FIFA’s reputation for the quality of its programming and of the works awarded each year by its jury. As Philippe U. del Drago, Director General of FIFA stresses, "It is essential that cinematographic works travel, a central motivation for directors and producers who, beyond awards and honorary distinctions, wish to encourage exchanges with enthusiastic audiences locally and internationally. For FIFA, it is crucial to build relationships with renowned cultural institutions beyond its regional borders. We have a duty to promote the artists and creators who invest fully when they submit their work to the Festival. "
FIFA’S PROGRAMMING AT LE FRESNOYFriday 6 December
Prize for Best Essay
Elsewhere by Adrian Figueroa (Germany, 2017)
La Chana by Lucija Stojevic (Spain and Iceland, 2016)
Saturday 7 December
Caravaggio: The Soul and the Blood by Jésus Garcés Lamber (Italy, 2019)
Miró, dans la couleur de ses rêves by Jean-Michel Meurice (France, 2018)
Prize for Best Essay
Where Are You, João Gilberto? by Georges Gachot (Switzerland, 2017)
Sunday 8 December
Prize for the Best Canadian Work
Immaculate Memories: The Uncluttered Worlds of Christopher Pratt by Kenneth Harvey
Prize for Best Portrait
Escher: Journey Into Infinity. Narrated by Stephen Fry by Robin Lutz (The Netherlands, 2018)
Etgar Keret: Based on a True Story by Stephane Kaas (The Netherlands, 2017)
The jury for the 37th edition
For the feature films, the jury members were Manon Barbeau, documentary filmmaker and co-founder of Wapikoni mobile (Québec); Dominique Ferré, program consultant for the Unité Documentaires, art et culture de France 5 (France); Émilie Perreault, cultural journalist and producer (Québec); Jonathan Pouthier, conservation officer in the film collection department of the Musée national d’art moderne Centre Pompidou (France). For the short film category and the FIFA Experientia section, the jury members were Jean-Christophe Yakono, creative director at 4U2C and Cirque du soleil (Québec); Alexia Bürger, author and director (Québec); and producer Khoa Lê (Québec).
About Le Fresnoy
Le Fresnoy - Studio National des Arts Contemporains is the result of the determination of the French Ministry of Culture and Communication to set up new kind of higher artistic teaching establishment in the North of France, an innovative, world-class creative hub that would be like “an IRCAM of the visual arts” or “a hi-tech Villa Medici.” With courses articulated around the production of artworks across a wide range of disciplines and styles, drawing on the availability of audiovisual techniques to professional standards, it is a unique centre for production, experimentation and presentation.
FIFA's programming (PDF version)