FIFHM 2019 – And the winners are…

For its first edition, the jury of the FIFHM was composed of two co-presidents, filmmaker Sophie Deraspe and historian Laurent Turcot. Artist and documentarian Caroline Martel was also a member of the jury, along with the cofounders of the festival. The award ceremony was held on sunday May 5, at the Cinémathèque québécoise.

The jury is proud to award the best feature film prize to “Zwingli”, by director Stefan Haupt, for its directing qualities, as well as its impressive evocation of history.

The award for best short film is attributed to “L’enfance déracinée” (Uprooted Generation) by Réal Junior Leblanc, for its invaluable contribution to the collective memory of the First Nations.

The FIFHM would like to thank the filmmakers and the public for their interest in the festival, making it a success ! Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers !

See you all next year !

Unveiling of our programming and Jury

The Festival international du film d’histoire de Montréal (FIFHM) première edition will take place at the Cinémathèque québécoise from May 3 to 5 2019. The program and jury was unveiled on April 24 last with the cofounders of the FIFHM as well as both copresidents of the jury, filmmaker Sophie Deraspe and historian Laurent Turcot. The Festival will award two prizes, one for short film and one for feature film.

Crazy about history: A New Film Festival in Montreal!

The very first edition of the Montreal International History Film Festival (FIFHM) will take place from May 3-5, 2019, at the Cinémathèque Québécoise in Montreal.

Founded by filmmakers and historians passionate about the representation of history in film, the FIFHM’s aim is to promote exchanges between filmmakers, historians and the general public, offering a showcase of films of any genre or other media products (especially television series or, eventually, video games) where history is presented and represented. During its first edition, the festival will award two prizes, one for the best feature film and one for the best short film.

The FIFHM is now launching its call for films. Filmmakers and producers have until March 8, 2019 to submit their films on the site The selection will be unveiled to the public on April 15th.


The Montreal International History Film Festival was founded by Richard D. Lavoie, filmmaker, Éliane Bélec, historian, Mathieu Trépanier, historian. Filmmaker Annabel Loyola has been a faithful companion and collaborator since the inception of the FIFHM in early 2018.

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