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2023 Festival Schedule

2023 Festival Schedule

2023 FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
Diaspora Film Festival 23

Diaspora Film Festival 23

Get ready for the ultimate film extravaganza celebrating diverse cultures and captivating stories—Diaspora Film Festival 23 is here to blow
The Old Oak

The Old Oak

Ken Loach, UK, 2023, 113’, Toronto Premiere. In English and Arabic, with English subtitles.

Showtime: Sunday, 12 November, 6:45 PM, Innis Town Hall.

Joonam

Joonam

Sierra Urich, USA, 2023, 110’, Canadian Premiere. In English and Farsi, with English subtitles. Cleveland FF 2023, Winner, Best Documentary; Sundance FF 2023, Nominated, Grand Jury Prize Sierra Urich will be in attendance for an on-stage interview and conversation with the audience.

Showtime: Saturday, 11 November, 7:45 PM, Innis Town Hall.

The Settlers

The Settlers

Felipe Gálvez, Chile, Argentina, UK, 97’, 2023. In English and Spanish, with English subtitles. Cannes FF 2023, Winer, FIPRESCI Prize, Nominated, Golden Camera, Un Certain Regard Award; Munich FF 2023, Nominated, Best Film by Emerging Filmmaker; Haifa FF 2023, Nominated, San Sebastian IFF, Nominated, Horizons Award.

Showtime: Saturday, 11 November, 3:15 PM, Innis Town Hall.

Dancing Pina

Dancing Pina

Florian Heinzen-Ziob, Germany, 2022, 111’, Toronto Premiere. In English, German, and French, with English subtitles.

Showtime: Saturday, 11 November, 5:30 PM, Innis Town Hall.

Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams

Ena Sendijarevic, The Netherlands, 102’, 2023 . In Dutch and Indonesian, with English subtitles. Winner, Locarno IFF 2023, Best Performance; Nominated, Chicago IFF, Best New Director; Ghent IFF 2023, Best Film; Haifa IFF 2023, Best Debut Film; Valladolid IFF 2023, Best Film; The Netherland’s Official Entry for Oscars 2024

Showtime: Saturday, 11 November, 1:00 PM,...

My Worst Enemy

My Worst Enemy

Mehran Tamadon, France, 2023, 82’, Canadian Premiere With Zar Amir-Ebrahimi. In Farsi, French, and English, with English subtitles. Berlin FF 2023, Winner, Encounters Award; Valladolid FF 2023, Nominated, Best Documentary; Yerevan FF 2023, Winner, FIPRESCI Prize Best Film;

Showtime: Thursday, 9 November, 7:30 PM, Innis Town Hall.

Ever Since, I Have Been Flying

Ever Since, I Have Been Flying

Aylin Gökmen, Switzerland, 2023, 18’. In Kurdish and Turkish, with English subtitles. Locarno FF 2023, Official Selection; Toronto IFF 2023, Official Selection.

Showtime: Thursday, 9 November, 7:30 PM, Innis Town Hall.

Endless Borders

Endless Borders

Abass Amini, Iran, Czech Republic, 2023, 110’. In Farsi with English subtitles. Rotterdom IFF 2023, Winner, Big Screen Award; Haifa IFF 2023, Nominated, Best International Award.

Showtime: Sunday, 12 November, 4:15 PM, Innis Town Hall.

Back

Back

Yazan Rabee, The Netherlands, 2022, 7’, Canadian Premiere. In Arabic, with English subtitles. Berlin FF 2023, Official Selection.

Showtime: Saturday, 11 November, 3:15 PM, Innis Town Hall.

A House in Jerusalem

A House in Jerusalem

Muayad Alayan, Palestine, UK, the Netherlands, 103’, 2023. In English, Hebrew, and Arabic, with English Subtitles. Official Selection, IFF Rotterdam 2023, Canadian Premiere.

Showtime: Sunday, 12 November, 2:00 PM, Innis Town Hall.

Artist

Artist

Fereshteh Nezakati, Canada, 2023, 6’, World Premiere. In Farsi, with English subtitles.

Showtime: Saturday, 11 November, 1:00 PM, Innis Town Hall.