TFO to present Award for Creativity at 31st edition of Montreal's International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA)

TORONTO, Feb. 26, 2013 /CNW/ - Groupe Média TFO has announced that it will be partnering with Montreal's International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA) again this year, after the two organizations joined forces for the first time at last year's edition of the festival. And again this year— FIFA's 31st edition—TFO will be presenting the Award for Creativity at the festival's awards ceremony, to be held on March 24. This award recognizes a film that innovates and that deals with a subject in an original fashion.

The team from TFO's film showcase, CinéTFO, will also be on hand to cover the festival. As Yves Étienne Massicotte, series producer at Groupe Média TFO, explains: "CinéTFO is a rich platform for film content, including not only the films that we air on TFO but also our programs about film—Plein les vues and Arrêt court—and our web site, tfo.org/cine. We are delighted to be working so closely with an institution like FIFA, with which we share the same passion for film."

CinéTFO's film programming focuses on art films, contemporary films, classic films, and films that have won awards at the world's most prestigious film festivals. In short, CinéTFO offers film lovers the chance to enjoy the festival experience right in their own living rooms.

Before, during, and after the festival, through April 27, TFO will be airing several episodes of its documentary series Un film et son époque at 8:00 PM on Saturdays. Each episode examines a film that is emblematic in the way that it reflects the society of its times. Some of the films to be included are Clockwork Orange, Some Like It Hot, and All About My Mother. TFO will also be running a Facebook contest for film lovers throughout the festival to celebrate this common programming.

The 31st annual edition of FIFA will be held from March 14 to 24, 2013 in Montreal.

About Groupe Média TFO
Groupe Média TFO produces and distributes quality French-language educational and cultural media content along with supporting content to meet the needs and aspirations of its target clientele. Groupe Média TFO thus contributes to the civic and cultural development of Ontario's Francophone community and makes its content available on a large number of media platforms. Based in Toronto, TFO is the largest producer and distributor of French-language educational products in Canada.

TFO broadcasts fine films every evening from Monday through Saturday at 9:00 PM. For complete information on TFO's film programming, visit tfo.org/cine or subscribe for free to Passeport cinéma, a mini-guide that presents all the films to be aired on TFO.

About the International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA)
The International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and presenting the world's best films on art and the media arts.. Its principal activity is an annual, 11-day, competitive film festival, the most important event of its kind in the world. This festival is a mecca for artists and artisans working in the fields of art and cinema, as well for art and film enthusiasts.

SOURCE: GroupeMédia TFO

For further information:

Céline Pagnoud
Marketing and Communication Specialist
cpagnoud@tfo.org
416.968.8332