The FIFEQ is back for another edition, coming in 2022!

The call for submissions is now open, until October, 31st 2021.



We are looking for volunteers to prepare the 18th edition of the FIFEQ, that will take place from May 11th to 22nd, 2022.

If you are a student in anthropology, sociology, film studies from Université de Montréa, McGill University or Concordia University, or you are simply passionate about films or social sciences… we are looking for you!

From the festival program and communications to the organization of fund-raisings and promotional events within universities, there is a task for everybody!

If you want to know more about ethnographic films and discover how to plan a festival, send us your CV and a cover letter at:


In a few words

The International Festival of Ethnographic Films of Quebec (FIFEQ) was founded in 2003 by visual anthropology students at Université de Montréal. A free and unique festival, it is one of the rare platforms to screen and promote ethnographic cinema in Canada. Thanks to the generous implication of hundreds of students from Concordia University, McGill University, Université de Montréal and of non-student professionals, the Festival has brought together thousands of viewers, all passionate about cinema, visual anthropology or simply curious about discovering hidden gems of the ethnographic repertoire.


2020-2021 edition

Dear viewers, dear film and anthropology lovers,

Big news: FIFEQ-MTL is celebrating its 17 years ! 17 years of cinema, anthropology, passionate encounters and debates. And we’re not done yet!

We have the great pleasure of inviting you to our 2020-2021 edition. This year, we will occupy high places of Montreal’s cultural scene: the Cinéma Moderne, the Cinémathèque québécoise, McCord Museum, the Dazibao Gallery, as well as Concordia and McGill University.

Faithful to our history, we will be offering an original and bold lineup consisting of around 40 films from all around the world, including Quebec and Indigenous productions. Our purpose, once more, is to push back the limits of the ethnographic film, to expend the framework of classical anthropology, to give space to works dealing with daily life, with intimacy and proximity, and to shed new light on contemporary issues.

In brief, in 20-21, no pathos, no sensationalism, no voyeurism, but positive, unifying and sometimes even funny films, which will hopefully cheer viewers up with a bit of lightness amidst the current chaos. At FIFEQ, we have a lucid outlook on our surrounding world, but we also want to give hope!

FIFEQ-MTL’s programming team

The FIFEQ is a free festival that comes to life every year thanks to the generosity of our partners and cultural subsidies. Would you like to support us?