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McGill Tribune Documentary Film Festival

The McGill Tribune is hosting its first ever Documentary Film Festival!

It will take place at the Diving Bell Social Club.
Tickets are 5$, which give you access to all workshops, screenings, and panels - you can stop in for as many as you'd like!
2:00 - 4:00 | Filmmaking workshop
4:00 - 7:00 | Screening and Panel #1
7:00 - 10:00 | Screening and Panel #2
10:00 - 12:00 | Reception

The theme of the event is "empowerment". The Tribune will look at the diverse of ways in which empowerment manifests across the world in the hope to connect students to different types of filmmaking which have helped creators to make impact. These ideas will be explored through films and discussions.

The day will be divided into three parts:

2:00 - 4:00: A filmmaking workshop hosted by Sundance Ignite and TIFF Women in Film Fellow Carol Nguyen. Carol is a practiced documentary filmmakers currently studying at Concordia University!

4:00 - 7:00: A block of short documentary films, followed by a panel and Q&A featuring filmmakers Stephen Turcotte, Zahra Moloo, Carol Nguyen, and Kimura Byol. These filmmakers will be exploring the ways in which filmmaking has empowered them to create personal and social impact in their communities. We will be looking at the power of documentary through the lense of young filmmakers.

7:00 - 10:00: A different block of documentary films, followed by a panel and Q&A with the founders of MultiMonde Productions Malcolm Guy & Marie Botie, founder of EyeSteel Films Mila Aung-Thwin, founder of KngFu Productions Ghassan Fayad, and CBC news reporter Michelle Gagnon. These filmmakers have honed and developed their skills to tell important stories on a large scale.

The night will end with a reception where students can meet with the documentary filmmakers, talk, have a drink and take time to process the ideas that they have just been exposed to - as the forms and mediums of work empower us, in different ways.

The Tribune is inspired by the drive that students have to create change. The aim for the festival is to show students how documentary filmmaking can help, and motivate them to continue making an impact.
Contact if you have any questions!
McGill University is located on land which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabeg nations. The McGill Tribune honours, recognizes and respects these nations as the traditional stewards of the lands and waters on which we meet today.

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