Skip to main content
MENA Award Ceremony graphic

Award Ceremony

This event has passed

The Awards Ceremony caps off MENA 5 by recognizing this year’s programming highlights. Join us for an afternoon of food, music, and a celebration of MENA 5’s best films! The award categories to be presented are:

  • Scarlet Pomegranate for best overall film, one each for Feature and Short categories.
  • Buraq for best alternative and experimental take on MENA/SWANA identity, one each for Feature and Short categories.
  • Audience choice based on tallied votes from both the in-person and virtual screenings, one each for Feature and Short categories.
  • Face of MENA/SWANA awarded to a single artist partaking in this year’s festival selection who successfully creates a compelling representation of the MENA/SWANA region and its diaspora through a distinctive effort, visual performance or artistic innovation.


Catering by


Join us after the Closing ceremony for the after party at The Cobalt starting at 9:00 pm. Check out for tickets.


Feb 1

Doors Open

4:00 pm

Award Ceremony

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm


VIFF Centre, Vancity Theatre

120 min

Book Tickets

This event has passed.

See More MENA