The International Ethnographic Film Festival of Quebec
Dedicated to the promotion of ethnographic films, the FIFEQ screens films created by new filmmakers from both Canada and abroad as well as from renowned figures in the discipline of visual anthropology and the social documentary genre. The festival is both a celebration of the discipline of visual anthropology, as well as a reflection on the debates and ethical issues surrounding the utility and relevance of employing visual media when studying cultures and societies.
This is all been made possible due to the efforts of anthropology students from Concordia University, Université de Montréal, McGill University and Université Laval. The FIFEQ creates a forum for professors, professionals, students and others passionate about films and anthropology to watch contemporary ethnographic films on the big screen and in turn to exchange ideas, pose questions and learn more about film media within the domain of the social sciences.
HISTORY AND MISSION OF THE FIFEQ
The FIFEQ was founded in 2003, following an encounter between students at a conference on visual anthropology, among which these young passionates individuals decided to put together an annual event to celebrate ethnographic film, the Montreal Ethnographic Film Festival, which in 2007 was renamed International Ethnographic Film Festival of Quebec. Since the first edition held in 2004, the FIFEQ has kept its mission to showcase ethnographic film and visual anthropology while making it accessible, free and widespread across the general public.
WHAT IS ETHNOGRAPHIC FILM?
Ethnographic film is a type of documentary film which focuses on accurately interpreting the language, actions, traditions, events and rituals of different peoples, groups, and communities. This dynamic trend in visual anthropology uses images as a tool to study cultures and societies.
THE FIFEQ’S 10th EDITION
Unlike the previous editions, the 2013 FIFEQ will be held in the wake of spring rather than in the cold of January. This year, we have worked with captivating filmmakers to gather engaging films from all over the world and develop enriching discussions and subjects that will make the FIFEQ 10th edition absolutely memorable.
Thought-provoking films, interesting encounters and lively conversations are on the menu!
News about the festival
18 March 2013
Our 10th edition is already over!
Thanks to all of you for participating in the festival this year. Once again, there were many thought-provoking films and passionate discussions between the screenings.
See you next year !
The FIFEQ 2013 Team
12 March 2013
The 10th edition of FIFEQ is starting tomorrow night, at Cinéma du Parc (3575 avenue du Parc) with the thought-provoking film Orania by German director Tobias Lindner (www.orania-film.de). So see you at 6:30PM to enjoy some delicious bites by caterer Capucine along with a glass of wine/beer to celebrate the 10 years of this great festival!
7 March 2013
Here is our 2013 Trailer !
Thanks to Alexandre Murray ;)
1 March 2013
The complete program is now online, under the Program section!
A big thank you to all those who came out last night in Montreal for out funding night at Bar populaire, it was a real fun evening with lots of good vibes from the crowd and from our DJs Royal Air Togo and Booma.
See you in 2 weeks for the festival!
24 February 2013
We invite you to join us for our official 2013 FIFEQ program launch on Thursday February 28th , which will take place at Bar Populaire (6584 boul. St-Laurent, Montreal, Quebec). The celebration will begin at 7:00PM with the music of DJ Royal Air Togo to warm us up. We will take a break at 8:00PM for the unveiling of the 2013 official trailer, the new poster and the complete program of this 10th edition. Later, at 10:30PM, the music of Booma will be heard with the only purpose of making us dance for the rest of the night. This evening will also be a fudraising activity for us as there will be a voluntary donation at the door, to help us finance our free activities and screenings.
The full program will be available online on March 1st.
5 February 2013
The FIFEQ is back this year for its 10th edition which will take place from March 13th to 17th, in Montreal and Quebec City. To keep up as we plan and prepare the upcoming festival, follow us on Facebook or Twitter. See you in March!
21 January 2012
It all starts on Wednesday! Invite all your friends to the Festival Opening Night on January 25th! You can buy you tickets for the opening night by cliking here!
13 August 2011
Welcome back !
Time has come for our call for films, we’ve started to receive some interesting films, and you can keep sending them our way until October 31st, 2011 for our 2012 edition. You can find out more in the Submit section of our website. For more information, feel free to contact Lydia Gaudreau, in charge of film submissions, at: email@example.com
Looking forward to viewing your new projects!
2 February 2011
31 January 2011
Thanks to everyone who came to our 8th edition in Montreal, it was a great success. Congratulations to the teams of Concordia, McGill and Université de Montréal.