Call for submissions!

2022 MENA Film Festival

We are excited to announce the call for submissions for the fourth annual MENA Film Festival, live in Vancouver and available virtually across Canada!

We seek films of any genre, with particular emphasis on experimental and original portrayals of the MENA region that challenge stereotypes and bend colonial visions of the region and its diaspora. We welcome submissions from emerging as well as established artists from wherever MENA identities are found and forged.

Submit below!

2021 MENA Film Festival

That's a wrap for #MENA2021 💃🏽

The MENA team leaves you with some thoughts on the end of an extremely exciting and challenging year and looks ahead to 2022 and beyond!

Watch below

2021 Scarlet Pomegranate

Recognizing the best of MENA for overall artistry, storytelling, technical achievement and beauty as determined by an independent jury


Films that are a "lightning" flash that break the mold of standard representations and help us see another vision of the region and its experiences, as determined by an independent jury

Audience Choice

As chosen by audience in-festival balloting

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