Years running: 14 (since 2006)

Marda Loop Justice Film Festival

International human rights documentary film festival.


The MLJFF is Canada's premiere human rights, environmental, and social issues documentary film festival. The Marda Loop Justice Film Festival hosts an annual mid-November festival, a Calgary film series, and a traveling Canadian film series to: 

  • Foster awareness and understanding of injustices and indignities suffered by many in our world and tell stories of hope in action;
  • Facilitate conversations around justice, views of the world, essential questions, and the greater common good;
  • Offer opportunities to get involved in the issues raised - primarily through the activities of local advocacy groups and non-government international development organizations.

In addition to free film screenings, the MLJFF also hosts a NGO village – a congregating place where non-profit organizations can discuss with festival attendees how to advance positive change. 


No awards.


  • World Premiere occurred after January 1, 2018
  • Projects must be a premiere in Calgary.
  • Submissions accepted all year for the Marda Loop Justice Film Festival (MLJFF) and its Calgary and Canadian Film Series; however, films must be submitted before May 1, 2018 to be considered for the November 2018 Marda Loop Justice Film Festival.

Screening Media Type: Blu-Ray, DVD NTSC

Audio language: original

Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

City premiere required.

Jury and Organizers

Daniel Murdock (Director of Programming).




Official website



56 Glenview Dr SW
Calgary, Alberta T3E 4H5

Phone: 403-922-7997


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    December 16, 2018
  • Earlybird Deadline
    January 31, 2019
  • Regular Deadline
    April 01, 2019
  • Latecomer
    April 30, 2019
  • Notifications
    June 15, 2019
  • Event dates
    12 — 17 November 2019
Categories & Fees

A runtime of any length is permitted

  • Earlybird Deadline — $10
  • Regular Deadline — $12
  • Latecomer — $16
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