2022 Waterloo Region Migration Film Festival (WRMigFest)

 Waterloo Region Migration Film Festival 2022 Poster


The Immigration Partnership and partners are hosting the 2022 Waterloo Region Migration Film Festival (WRMigFest) from December 1st to 18th (International Migrants Day)! The goal of the Festival is to pave the way for greater discussion around migration and relocation, by creating safe spaces for respectful interaction and dialogues. 

Everyone is invited to WRMigFest! Residents of Waterloo Region and beyond are invited to participate in the festival either in-person or virtually.  The Immigration Partnership and partners have curated a series of films to learn about and reflect on migration, a topic that continues to attract the attention of media, governments and communities around the world.

In addition to showcasing a diverse spectrum of films, the festival offers post-screening conversations with filmmakers and writers, as well as Q&A sessions. 

Films and registration links:

Photo Gallery: 2022 Waterloo Region Migration Film Festival will appear here on the public site.

The Last Baron - Burger Mafia

Dec 2, 6-8pm, Chandler Mowat Community Centre, 222 Chandler Drive, Kitchener - Host: Muslim Social Services - Closed group

It Takes a Village: Becoming Canadian. The Alphonso Davies Story

Dec 6, 12-1pm, online - Host: The Waterloo Region Immigration Partnership's Belong Steering Group - Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/waterloo-region-migration-film-festival-2022-tickets-474788444017

Dec 7, 5-6:30pm, A.R. Kaufman Family YMCA - Host: YMCA of Three Rivers. Closed group

Thrown into Canada: The Settlement of Asian Refugees from Uganda

Dec 6,  6:30-8:30pm, online - Host: Waterloo Public Library - Registration link: https://calendar.wpl.ca/event/7602013

Dear Homeland

Dec 8, 7-8:30pm, online - Host: Region of Waterloo Libraries - Registration link: https://rwlibrary.libnet.info/event/7535783

Get Away from the Target: Rescuing Migrants from the Libyan Coast Guard

Dec 8, 5-6:30pm, Balsillie School of International Affairs, 67 Erb St. W. Waterloo - Host: International Migration Research Centre. Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/get-away-from-the-target-rescuing-migrants-from-the-libyan-coast-guard-tickets-475283645177

On the Fence

Dec 8, 5-6pm, A.R. Kaufman Family YMCA - Host: YMCA of Three Rivers. Closed group

Dec 10, 11am-1pm - Host: Volunteer Waterloo Region - Closed group

Dec 15, 11am to 12pm - Host: Toyota - Closed group

Free Trip to Egypt 

Dec 12, 2-4:30pm - Host: Community Justice Initiatives - Closed group. Live stream for public access: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeVidpRDzIk

Unspoken Tears

Dec 13, 6-8pm, KPL Central Library, 85 Queen Street North, Kitchener - Hosts: Kitchener Public Library and KW Multicultural Centre - Registration link:  https://www.kpl.org/programs-and-events/event-listing/event?&eventID=2705

Dec 15, 6:30-8pm, Old Post Office, 12 Water St S, Cambridge - Co-Hosts: Conseil scolaire Viamonde and Idea Exchange. Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/wrmff-screening-unspoken-tears-je-pleure-dans-ma-tete-tickets-477347026807

The First Call

Dec 14, 6-7:30pm, online - Host: Extend A Family - Registration link:  https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-first-call-film-screening-tickets-483879565807

19 Days 

Dec 14, 12:30-1:15pm, Community Access Space, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, 101 Queen St. N. Kitchener - Host:  Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery - Registration is not required. For more information, email at drosskopf@kwag.on.ca

The Six

Dec 14, 6-8:30pm, Galaxy Cinemas in Cambridge, Cambridge Centre, 355 Hespeler Rd, Cambridge - Host: City of Cambridge - Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/waterloo-region-migration-film-festival-2022-tickets-477548910647

Dec 15, 6-8:30pm, City Hall in Kitchener - Host: Immigration Partnership - Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/waterloo-region-migration-film-festival-2022-tickets-475545909617?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-source=cp&aff=escb