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Film Festival

The mandate of a film festival is usually very simple: present the best films available to a varied audience. But the annual Marda Loop Festival is more than just film. Screenings includes post-show discussions with local and international artists and experts, and opportunities to interact and connect with community, no matter how you define it.

 
 

Guests


Meet the filmmakers, community activists and speakers at this year’s festival.

 

BOB BEAZLEY
THE VISION WITHIN

Bob Beazley is an Elder with Ghost River Rediscovery.

CHRISTIANNE BOUDREAU
WARRIORS FROM THE NORTH

Christianne Boudreau decided she could not be silent on the matter of the recruitment and radicalization. 

MELISSA BOYCE
(DIS)HONESTY: THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES

Dr. Melissa Boyce completed her PhD in the area of forensic psychology.

 

NORM CAMPBELL
SUGAR COATED

Dr. Campbell speaks out about the conflicts of interest between the food industry and the health of Canadians.

SANDRA CROZIER-MCKEE
(DIS)HONESTY: THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES

Sandra Crozier-McKee is the President and CEO of BBB serving Southern Alberta and East Kootenays. 

CARISSA ESAU
IMBA MEANS SING

Carrisa Esau was a chaperone for the African Children's Choir 42. She was the administrator, housing coordinator, and ticket sales manager.

 

THOMAS PATRICK KEENAN
DEEP WEB

Tom taught Canada’s first computer security course, in 1974, and was involved in drafting the country’s inaugural computer crime legislation.

DAVID KILGOUR
HUMAN HARVEST

In 2009, David co-won Human Rights Prize of the International Society for Human Rights in Switzerland for their work in raising awareness of state-sponsored organ pillaging in China.

JOHN MILLS
FAMILY FARM

Since returning to the farm, John's goal is to continue farming the family land sustainably so future generations can create a living as farmers.

 

JAY MILNE
CHASING BONNIE AND CLYDE

Jay Milne has been with the John Howard Society for over 7 years.

SHARON POLSKY
IMMINENT THREAT

Sharon Polsky is President of the non‑profit Privacy and Access Council of Canada. She is also a director of the Rocky Mountain Civil Liberties Association.

DAVE PORITZ
OIL AND WATER

David Poritz is President and Co-Founder of Equitable Origin, a stakeholder-based social and environmental standards and certification system.

 

DON RAY
THE SHORE BREAK

Ray’s experiences in apartheid era South Africa led him to focus on African politics. A BA at the University of Calgary was followed a PhD at the University of Toronto.

NARDA ROBILLARD
CHASING BONNIE AND CLYDE

Narda Robillard has been a Criminal Justice Educator with the Calgary John Howard Society for 9 years.

LEOR ROTCHILD
RACING TO ZERO

Co-founder of Dig Events, Leor Rotchild has worked within the energy industry for seven years as a Corporate Social Responsibility Advisor.

 

GLEN RYLAND
PLANETARY

Glen Ryland (PhD, Notre Dame) is an Assistant Professor at Mount Royal University.

MOHAMED SALIH
MADINA'S DREAM

Mohamed Abdelrhman Salih is from the South Kordofan community and region of Sudan.

FRANCO SAVOIA
DREAM ON

Franco Savoia is the Executive Director of Vibrant Communities Calgary.

 

JASON SWITZER
OIL AND WATER

Jason Switzer is a Senior Advisor with the Pembina Institute.

 

SANDY VANDER ZIEL
NAZIHA'S SPRING

Sandy Vander Ziel is the President of the Board of Directors for Sonshine Community Services.

 
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NGO Village


Our NGO Village is where you can meet representatives from local non-profit groups, learn about their missions and volunteer opportunities, and buy crafts and fair trade items.

 

Altamas for Peace and Development

DIG-Doing It Green Calgary

Falun Dafa Association of Calgary

 

Project Ploughshares

Recycling Council of Alberta

Southern Alberta Organ and Tissue Donation Program

 

Sonshine Community Services

Ten Thousand Villages

Ujaama Grandmas

 

United Nations Association in Canada - Calgary Branch

Action for Agriculture

Advocacy for Animal Welfare and the Environment

 

African Children's Choir

AirTerra

Amnesty International Canada

 

Better Business Bureau

CAWST

Eagle Creek Farms

 

Fair Trade Calgary

Fig Tree Foundation

Light Up The World

 

Mennonite Central Committee

Place2Give

Rocky Mountain Civil Liberties Association


Our Venues


Our screenings are held in four venues in Calgary. All venues are accessible.

 
 

JOHN DUTTON THEATRE, 
CALGARY PUBLIC LIBRARY

616 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary 

 

STEPHEN LEACOCK THEATRE,
MOUNT ROYAL UNIVERSITY

4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary

 

RIVER PARK CHURCH AUDITORIUM

3818- 14A St. SW, Calgary

 

GLOBE CINEMA

617 8 Avenue SW, Calgary 


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