Humainologie Film Fest

Humainologie’s 4th Annual Film Festival will take place October 5, 2019 at Calgary’s New Central Library (Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall) and will include a selection of shorts. More information, including the application process for filmmakers, will be posted here during summer 2019. Check back for more details.

Humainologie’s 3rd Annual Film Festival took place May 16 and 17, 2018 at the Globe Cinema in Calgary. We shared two evenings of film that allowed us to step into the shoes of others and share our human stories; that stimulated empathy, encouraged inclusivity and respect for all humans; and that promoted the recognition of our shared humanity.

The Official Selection for 2018 was as follows:

Wednesday, May 16: Transfiguration
We are using the term ‘transfiguration’ to mean changing the form of something; often a challenge, trauma, injustice – into an opportunity, a thing of beauty, an opening. (Total run time approx. 90 mins)

under an umbrella we met – Indigenous Youth Voices | Jennifer – Humainologie
Just Dance: Able – NOWNESS
Our Canada, My Story | Mona – Humainologie
Keeping Balance – Bernhard Wenger
Vino – Humainologie

Rupa’s Boutique – Director: Glória Halász; Producers: Gábor Osváth, Praaful Chaudhary, Glória Halász, and Balázs Hatvani
Three to five acid attack crimes against women take place in India every week. This documentary shares the stories of a number of acid attack survivors; how they have confronted challenges following the attacks and found new meaning and purpose in their lives.
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Thursday, May 17: Questioning Barriers
Barriers exist in our hearts, minds, beliefs, laws. Sometimes they serve an important or beneficial purpose. Other times, they may serve to isolate us, to cut us off from each other, to preserve something we do not want to share causing others to suffer.
(Total run time approx 100 mins)

The Words | Dissolving Barriers Between Us – Humainologie
Irregulars – Fabio Palmieri

The World is My Country – Director/Producer: Arthur Kanegis
The true story of the Broadway star who became a political activist for world citizenship and an earth free of borders.
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The Official Selection for 2017 was as follows:

Until We Talk – Director, Florian Mebes
My Enemy, My Brother – Director, Ann Shin
under an umbrella we met – Indigenous Youth Voices | Danni – Humainologie
under an umbrella we met – Indigenous Youth Voices | Ty – Humainologie
LABELLED – Humainologie
Non-binary, Non-apologetic – Brave Penguin Productions
The Convention – Director, Jessica Dimmock
Friendship & Vulnerability – Daniela Sherer
I Think I Love You – Xiya Lan
Our Canada, My Story | Shawn – Humainologie
Our Canada, My Story | Thomas – Humainologie
Good Morning – Already Alive

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