2023 Waterloo Region Migration Film Festival (WRMigFest)

The Immigration Partnership and partners are hosting the 2023 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.

Photo Gallery: 2023 Migration Film Festival will appear here on the public site.

Films and registration links:

Question Period

Dec. 1, 12:30 - 1:30 PM, Online (Closed Group)

Hosted by the Belong Steering Group Waterloo Region Immigration Partnership

Jasbaa

Dec. 1, 6 - 9 PM, In-person

Location: Chandler Mowat Community Centre, 222 Chandler Drive, Kitchener

Hosted by MSS

No registration required

 

Dec. 13, 7 - 8 PM, In-person

Location: City Hall Rotunda, 200 King Street West, Kitchener

Hosted by the City of Kitchener

No registration required

Human Flow

Dec. 8, 1 - 3 PM, In-person

Location: Kitchener Public Library, 85 Queen Street North, Kitchener

Hosted by: KW Multicultural Centre & Kitchener Public Library

No registration required

Everybody's Children

Dec. 9, 12 - 2 PM, In-person (Closed Group)

Hosted by: Volunteer WR

 

Dec. 16, 4 - 6 PM, In-person

Location: 675 Queen St South, Kitchener

Hosted by: African Women's Alliance of Waterloo

Latcho Drom

 

Dec. 10, 6:30 PM, In-person

Location: Lazardis Hall 1009, Wilfrid Laurier University

Hosted by: Laurier Wellbeing in Film Forum (LWIFF) & co-hosted by: Grand River Flamenco Fest

No registration required

Flowing Home
Dec. 13, 12 - 1 PM, Online (Closed Group for Idea Exchange staff)
Peace by Chocolate

Dec. 14, 7 - 9 PM

Location: Balsillie School of International Affairs, CIGI Auditorium, 67 Erb St. W, Waterloo, ON N2L 6C2.

Registration link: https://www.balsillieschool.ca/event/film-screening-peace-by-chocolate/

Between: Living in the Hyphen

Dec. 6, 1 - 2:15 PM, Online (Closed Group for City of Cambridge staff)

Hosted by the City of Cambridge

 

Dec. 18, 6 - 8 PM, In-person

Location: Old Post Office Idea Exchange

Hosted by the Belong Steering Group Waterloo Region Immigration Partnership, City of Cambridge & Idea Exchange

Registration link: Waterloo Region Migration Film Festival - Idea Exchange

19 Days

Dec. 18, 12 - 1:30 PM, In-person (Closed Group)

Hosted by the Region of Waterloo

 

2022 Waterloo Region Migration Film Festival (WRMigFest)

 

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

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

 

Dear Homeland

Dec 8, 7-8:30pm, online - Host: Region of Waterloo Libraries

 

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

 

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

 

Unspoken Tears

Dec 13, 6-8pm, KPL Central Library, 85 Queen Street North, Kitchener - Hosts: Kitchener Public Library and KW Multicultural Centre

Dec 15, 6:30-8pm, Old Post Office, 12 Water St S, Cambridge - Co-Hosts: Conseil scolaire Viamonde and Idea Exchange. 

 

The First Call

Dec 14, 6-7:30pm, online - Host: Extend A Family 

 

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

Dec 15, 6-8:30pm, City Hall in Kitchener - Host: Immigration Partnership

2021 Waterloo Region Migration Film Festival (WRMigFest)

 
Photo Gallery: 2021 Waterloo Region Migration Film Festival will appear here on the public site.

2020 Waterloo Region Migration Film Festival (WRMigFest)

Photo Gallery: Global Migration Film Festival 2020 will appear here on the public site.

2019 Waterloo Region Migration Film Festival (WRMigFest)

Photo Gallery: GMFF2019 will appear here on the public site.

2018 Waterloo Region Migration Film Festival (WRMigFest)

Photo Gallery: Global Migration Film Festival will appear here on the public site.

 


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