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Much of the earliest writing about film explored the idea of cinema as a Gesamtkunstwerk, a kind of total art, and since those early days, there has always been a natural affinity between film and the other artistic forms and media. Since 1981, the International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA) in Montreal has been a vital platform for films and filmmakers that continue to explore those connections. In some cases, the connection lies in the power of film to document those “ephemeral” arts such as dance or performance; in others, filmmakers have used the cinema to explore the backstories behind artistic creation. Still in others, a kind of marriage between the language of film and that of the other arts has been achieved. This brief survey of films shown at the 30th edition of the festival offers an intriguing overview of the many ways that contemporary filmmakers attempt to create a dialogue between cinema and the other arts. Presented in collaboration with MUSE Film and Television, and with the generous support of the Québec Government Office in New York. Special thanks to René Rozon, founder/director of the FIFA and Nadine Covert, New York Delegate, FIFA.