Industry + Events
Event
Opening Ceremony
MENA Film Festival’s celebrated Opening Ceremony returns again with an offering of regional dishes, live music, filmmaker talks and Q&A’s.
November 26, 2022
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Panel
You say MENA, I say SWANA. What’s in an Acronym?
A conversation about the terminology denoting the MENA/SWANA region.
November 27, 2022
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Panel
From Zaatar to Wild Salmon: Protecting Indigenous Sovereignty
A conversation on returning to Indigenous sovereignty through the reclamation of traditional foods and land-based cultural practices from Turtle Island and Palestine, with the documentary Foragers as a starting point.
November 27, 2022
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Workshop
How to Finance Your Film: Where and Who to Pitch It to?
We bring to local filmmakers two representatives from Canada Media Fund and Telefilm Canada to help you navigate these federal funding agencies.
November 30, 2022
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Panel
A.MAL Projects: Film Within A Landscape
A panel exploring ecology and ethics within global relations. Artists from the A.Mal collective journey between Morocco and the UK to think about sustainability and ecological practices between the two regions.
December 1, 2022
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Awards Ceremony
Come and join us as our dedicated jury will give out awards to the films in competition, including the inaugural Faces of MENA Award.
December 1, 2022
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MENA Industry Night with Vancouver Film School
This closing event brings filmmakers, industry, and audiences together to strengthen this growing community.
December 2, 2022
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Panel
A look at different perspective on a leaderless revolution
A panel with thinkers and activists in the Iranian diaspora concerning the 2022 Iranian Revolution.
December 13, 2022
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