Fogo Island Arts and Shorefast Foundation programs include screenings of national and international films in diverse genres, presented in the Fogo Island Inn’s 37-seat digital cinema. Screenings include films produced by the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and by artists/filmmakers participating in FIA’s residency program. Film presentations are free and open to the public.
FIA FilmIn 2016 Fogo Island Arts launched FIA Film, an annual program that explores the capacity of film to challenge the ways in which society is constructed and to open up space for creating the world otherwise. The program pays tribute to Fogo Island’s significant relationship to film that emerged through the National Film Board of Canada’s (NFB) Challenge For Change program of the 1960s and 70s. A participatory project that used film as an instigator of social change, Challenge For Change led to the hugely influential Fogo Process films, which documented Fogo Islanders’ way of life and shared concerns, empowering communities to act together to determine their future. Cinema News