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Astral presents the 31st edition of the International Festival of Films on Art

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Astral presents the 31st edition of the International Festival of Films on Art10:00 EST Wednesday, February 20, 2013MONTRÉAL, Feb. 20, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA) is proud to announce its partnership with Astral for its 31st edition, to be held in Montréal from March 14 to 24, 2013. Astral is pleased to be a FIFA presenting and media partner for a third consecutive year, in addition to awarding the 2013 Grand Prize."For the third year running, our partnership with Astral allows us to pursue and further our founding goals: reach the widest audience possible and provide the tools to make art and culture appreciation accessible," says René Rozon, General Manager and Founder, FIFA. "In this context, Astral is an essential ally to achieving our mission.""Astral has made it its priority to contribute to the influence and promotion of art in all of its forms," said Jacques Parisien, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Astral. "We are particularly proud to renew our partnership with the FIFA, which brilliantly showcases artists and their work on film."An advertising campaign produced by FIFA will be aired in the coming weeks on Astral's specialty television channels, radio stations, advertising faces and websites. The campaign will run in Montréal and several regions across Québec, as well as in Toronto, thus ensuring greater visibility for the Festival.The International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA) is a not-for-profit organization devoted to promoting and distributing the best productions in the world of films on art and media art. The FIFA'S 11-day competition is the most important annual event of its kind in the world. The event acts as a forum bringing together artists and artisans from the arts and film communities, as well as art and film lovers. Subscribe to the free FIFA newsletter or follow the FIFA on social media by visiting www.artfifa.com.Founded in 1961, AstralMedia Inc. (TSX: ACM.A ACM.B) is one of Canada's largest media companies. It operates several media properties—pay and specialty television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital—among the most popular in the country. Year after year, our pay and specialty television networks, our radio stations, and Astral's Harold Greenberg Fund have together awarded over $170 million to the development and purchase of programs and original productions, as well as supporting our musical talent. To learn more about Astral and its contribution to culture, go to astral.com.SOURCE: AstralFor further information: Media relations: FIFA: Dyllan Labonté Alain Labonté Communications 514 523-9922 dyllan@alainlabonte.ca  Astral: Olivier Racette Astral Media Inc. 514 939-5000 oracette@astral.com