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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.

Festival dates for 2017: November 14-19

Festival schedule to be released mid October 2017


Our Venues

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

Parking availability is limited at all of our venues. Please consider the environment in selecting your mode of transportation! City transit routes are indicated below and carpooling can be arranged via



616 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary

(Calgary Transit – Downtown C-Train)



617 8 Avenue SW,  Calgary

(Calgary Transit - Downtown C-train)



3818- 14A St. SW, Calgary

(Calgary Transit - Bus Route 13)


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. Below a list of theparticipants in the 2016 festival.


Amnesty International Calgary

Calgary Progressive Lifestyles Foundation

Calgary Raging Grannies


Calgary Social Workers for Social Justice

Calgary Diocese - Development & Peace

Energy for All


Fair Vote Canada

Fig Tree Foundation

Initiatives of Change Canada


LeftOvers YYC

People for Progress Foundation

Project Ploughshares Calgary


Renters Action Movement

ROSS- Relief Organization of South Sudan

Servants Anonymous Foundation / Global Wonders Jewelry


Sewing Seeds Canada

Sponsor Energy

Syrian Refugee Support Group Calgary


The Mustard Seed

Ujaama Grandmas

United Nations Association in Canada - Calgary Branch


Mennonite Central Committee


Mary's Meals Canada

Vibrant Communities Calgary


Ten Thousand Villages

Basic Income Canada Network


Still have Questions?

Read some of our frequently asked questions.