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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.
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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.
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.