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Marda Loop Justice Film Festival 2018

November 13 - 18 , 2018
FREE ADMISSION

 

2018 Festival Line Up - Early Releases

Bird of Prey

Bird of Prey

What does it take to save the world’s largest and rarest eagle from extinction?

Racing a Virus

Racing a Virus

Alexandra Morton calls this film the last stand for wild salmon populations in British Columbia.

Hidden Life

Hidden Life

Rigs to Reefs in the US promotes the growth of coral reefs on decommissioned oil and gas platforms - a popular but controversial program.

Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis bears witness to the true scale of the global and environmental crisis, capturing a moment of profound change when one world is lost and another is born.

Elephant Path

Elephant Path

Against a backdrop of luminous natural beauty marred by callous human violence, an unlikely alliance works to protect the last wild herd of forest elephants.

What Walaa Wants

What Walaa Wants

Follow the story of Walaa, a girl who breaks all the rules, as she survives basic training to become one of the few women on the Palestinian Security Force.

Poetess

Poetess

The story of Hissa, a Saudi woman who grabs the opportunity to speak out against extremism and stands up for a peaceful Islam.

Drawn Together

Drawn Together: Comics, Diversity and Stereotypes

A chance to unlearn stereotyping, this film looks beyond the obvious to confront media prejudices through comics and cartoons.

Burka 2.0

Burka 2.0

Initially a film on the policing of burqas in France, this documentary turns into a deep reflection on how racism is discussed in the artistic sphere.

Before the Bridge

Before the Bridge

With automation replacing human jobs at an alarming rate. It's time to start a conversation about how we can adapt before it's too late.

Filmmakers Unite

Filmmakers Unite

A collective of documentary, narrative, and experiential filmmakers share their response to the current threats to US democracy.

 

More films to be released soon!

 

Festival News

 
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MLJFF Featured on Flight Network

MLJFF made it to Flight Network’s list of the best festivals in North America! From the shores of California to the mystique of Prince Edward Island, Flight Network explored festivals for foodies, music buffs, dog lovers, and of course film goers.

Check out their page to see the full list.

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20th Anniversary of Calgary Movies

Long-time friend of MLJFF and a staple of Calgary’s film scene, Calgary Movies is celebrating their 20th anniversary in style! They will be hosting a 1-day film festival on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at the Globe Cinema and everyone is invited to attend. The films in their festival line-up were curated by local film festivals, including the Marda Loop Justice Film Festival. MLJFF’s selection is Bee Nation by Lana Slezic. The film is about the highs, lows, and everything in between of the first ever First Nations Provincial Spelling Bee. It is a throwback from #MLJFF2017  and was a United Nations Association in Canada (UNAC) sponsored film. Moviegoers can catch the film at 3:00 PM on Saturday.

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Richard Abma

It is with a heavy heart that the MLJFF family must share some sad news. Richard Abma passed away last week after a hard fought battle against cancer.

He was an incredible man, who spent his entire life nurturing knowledge and supporting the community - whether it was in the classroom or screening films he deeply cared about. Richard played a crucial role in the festival for over 12 years and we truly wouldn't have a festival without his commitment. We will miss his guidance, patience and humour but are grateful knowing he is no longer suffering.

A public memorial service will be held on January 27 2018 at River Park Church (3818 14A St. SW) at 1 p.m.

 

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