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Festival of Human Rights x Arts 2022 (Dec 7-11, JAYU)

Join us for 5-days of Human Rights x Arts
Dec 7th – 11th

JAYU’s annual film festival is BACK with a brand new vibe! Our Human Rights Film Festival (HRFF+) is now the Festival of Human Rights x Arts, to better reflect our diverse events and programming. You’ll get to enjoy our annual poetry slam, cabaret, film screenings and more!

Festival of Human Rights x Arts 2022


We believe that our capacity to dream big is what unites the arts and human rights so seamlessly. Artists envision a world that is more engaged, empathetic and equitable. Sharing that truth and vision with your community means evolving from #DreamingIntoBeing.

This year’s curatorial theme is #DreamingIntoBeing. An invitation to see our world through a new lens and to create a reality where human rights are championed through the arts.

We share this vision for a brave new world, which is why we hope you can join us from December 7th-11th for JAYU’s Festival of Human Rights x Arts. This five-day long festival of human rights arts and events that celebrate the resiliency and dreams of artists and activists around the world.”

For more information and festival programming, please visit:

-from JAYU

Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival (Nov 9-20)

“The Toronto Reel Asian International Film FestivalÂź is a unique showcase of contemporary Asian cinema and work from the Asian diaspora. Works include films and videos by Asian-identifying artists in Canada, the U.S., Asia and all over the world. As Canada’s largest Asian film festival, Reel AsianÂź provides a public forum for Asian media artists and their work, and fuels the growing appreciation for Asian cinema in Canada.

Both in-person and online, experience a multitude of different features, shorts programmes and industry events including Reel Ideas, So You Think You Can Pitch, RA:X and more at the 26th edition Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival.

Don’t miss out! Grab your ReelAsian26 tickets or passes now and join us Nov 9 – 20.
For more information, please visit:

-from Reel Asian

Rendezvous With Madness Festival (Oct 27 – Nov 6)

“This year’s Rendezvous With Madness theme  â€œ#MoreThanRebellion”, embodies the festival’s efforts to normalize informed public discourse around mental health, addiction, recovery and wellness. More Than Rebellion means tearing down a broken system in favour of a generational change. The art showcased at the festival will mend broken hearts and soothe weary minds. This art will challenge, inspire, and enlighten. This art will fuel a rebellion, and so much more.

The Rendezvous with Madness Festival is the first and largest arts and mental health festival in the world. Using art as the entry point to illuminate and investigate the realities and mythologies surrounding mental illness and addiction, Rendezvous With Madness spotlights the human capacity for endurance in the face of great challenges. As community members are feeling the emotional effects of months of isolation, income precarity, and anxiety over what the future holds, the Rendezvous With Madness Festival offers a unique opportunity to come together in reflection and discussion.”

For more information and the festival schedule, please visit:

-from Workman Arts

Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival (Oct 14-16)

“The Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival is an annual festival offering opportunities for exhibition, performance, connection, and learning to visual and performing artists in Vancouver who might be facing social exclusion among other barriers.

We look forward to celebrating our artists and performers this October on the unceded territories of xÊ·məξkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sáž”wx̱wĂș7mesh (Squamish), and SelÌ“Ă­l̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Festival Dates: October 14 – 16, 2022

Hours: Fri: 12 – 9, Sat: 12 – 5:30, Sun: 12 – 3

Festival Location: Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, BC)

Please note that we will be hosting a free public event on Friday evening from 6-9PM to celebrate our 75th Anniversary!

For more information, please visit:

-from Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival

Regent Park Film Festival’s 20th Anniversary Special Project: Regent Park Made Visible (Sep 19-24, online)

“We’re so excited to finally share a very special project celebrating our 20th Anniversary, Regent Park Made Visible (RPMV)! As part of this project, 5 filmmakers spent a large part of the year creating short films in celebration of our community! They pulled inspiration from visual source materials such as archival footage and news clips, along with personal anecdotes from living in Regent Park. The talented filmmakers have brought their expertise in various forms of filmmaking to create this exclusive series that will be available to stream ONLINE for free, along with a panel with the filmmakers.

Watch all RPMV content at any time from September 19th-24th 2022. Until then, click on the film titles below to find out more and watch a sneak peak!”

For more information, please visit:

-from Regent Park Film Festival

Vancouver Queer Film Festival (August 11-21)

The Vancouver Queer Film Festival (VQFF) released its complete lineup for the 11-day online and in-person film festival taking place August 11–21, which includes the best in queer film from local and international artists. 97 films from 20 countries are featured at this 34th Festival presented by RBC, along with in-person celebrations featuring local performing artists, post-screening Q&As with filmmakers, and industry and community workshops. Purchase all-access Festival Passes, online-only Digital Passes, or individual tickets at Browse the full programme online or in the PDF of the print Festival guide. 

“In the early days of Out On Screen, the act of 2SLGBTQIA+ people unapologetically taking up physical space and putting our films on the big screen was revolutionary. This year’s theme “Make It Yours” is not just an echo of the DIY spirit this Festival was founded upon, but also a roar for our collective future. Our shared experiences and collective dreams are returning to our screens—big and small—again in this year’s wonderful program. I hope you find something you need in these beautiful films.” – Executive Director, Brandon Yan.

The Festival’s Opening Gala screening is the local premiere of Dave Rodden-Shortt’s feature documentary The Empress of Vancouver, an ode to local drag icon Oliv Howe, crowned the 10th Empress of the Vancouver Dogwood Monarchist Society in 1981. In the 80s, Oliv’s punk rock energy, gender-bending performances and DIY glam aesthetic spoke to a political and artistic shift in Vancouver’s drag community. This proudly local documentary brings to light queer artistic legacies and histories that have previously been unseen. This film will be available exclusively in person on opening night, with a fabulous queer royalty-themed Opening Night Party to follow the screening.

Our local shorts program The Coast Is Queer returns for its 25th anniversary year, available in person and online. Also returning are shorts programs: Obidian: Black Queer Cinema, subtitled AS I AM, and Two Spirit and Indigiqueer Cinema, which has been expanded into two shorts programs this year, A Brave and Tender Lineage and Sovereign Bodies.

For more information and tickets, please visit”

-from VQFF

La rue COMPLÈTEMENT CiRQUE – Quartier des spectacles (MontrĂ©al)

Retour d’un dĂ©lirant monde cirque sur la rue Saint-Denis

“À la tombĂ©e du jour, rue Saint-Denis, dans le pĂŽle quartier latin du quartier des spectacles, le public entre dans un univers Ă©trange et fascinant, peuplĂ© de circassiens ! 17 h 30 Ă  23 h, tous les jours

En plus du dĂ©cor Ă©clatĂ© de la Place Pasteur, la rue Saint-Denis sera Ă  nouveau complĂštement cirque grĂące Ă  un univers immersif! DĂ©cors et mobilier urbain dĂ©tournĂ©, versatile, aux codes circassiens. Un milieu de vie oĂč rien n’est ordinaire, oĂč l’art du cirque devient art urbain : une table qui se transforme soudainement en piste de cirque ; une roue allemande devenue banc public ; un ciel de trapĂšzes et plus encore vous attendent entre les rues Sherbrooke et Sainte-Catherine.

Le festival a mis sur pied une programmation Ă©tonnante de performances spontanĂ©es et dĂ©ambulatoires alliant musique, danse et arts du cirque qui envahiront la rue Saint-Denis durant tout le festival. Restez Ă  l’affĂ»t, plusieurs surprises vous attendent!


GRANDE TABLÉE : De retour cette annĂ©e, cette spectaculaire table acrobatique, lieu de rassemblement des festivaliers au cƓur de la rue Saint-Denis, sera de nouveau le thĂ©Ăątre de prouesses audacieuses et de performances acrobatiques de groupe, utilisant notamment la hauteur du lieu.

ARCHE EMERY : Ici, on lĂšve les yeux au ciel pour apprĂ©cier la folie et l’audace, mais aussi la crĂ©ativitĂ© des acrobates de cet espace aĂ©rien. Straps, trapĂšze ballant ou trapĂšze danse, corde lisse, tissu, cerceau et chair balancing, on offrira une grande diversitĂ© de disciplines et d’approches crĂ©atives. Et, en plus d’avoir un haut niveau technique, les propositions rĂ©vĂšlent des recherches artistiques tout Ă  fait innovantes !

PISTE DE BAS DE CÔTE : Espace clownesque, avec zone de dĂ©tente pour toute la famille, cette piste propose des prestations qui explorent le mouvement, le corps dans toutes ses formes, mettant Ă  l’honneur les disciplines qu’apprĂ©cient tout particuliĂšrement les plus petits : acrodanse, jonglerie et clown !

PISTE SAINT-DENIS : Ă‰rigĂ©e en face du ThĂ©Ăątre Saint-Denis, cette piste dĂ©ploiera des performances davantage conceptuelles, Ă  la fois poĂ©tiques et sensibles, voyant dialoguer diffĂ©rents univers traditionnels et contemporains.”

Annual Traditional Pow-Wow (Na-Ma-Res)

“After a two-year hiatus – we are thrilled to announce the 2022 Pow-Wow is being held at Fort York on Saturday, June 18th. It is a community festival in celebration of National Indigenous People’s Day.

Admission is free and everyone is welcome. Start time is Noon for the Grand Entry with the spectacular parade. Enjoy a delicious shared feast, watch hundreds of vibrant drummers and dancers perform, participate in activities and meet First Nations crafters and vendors.”

For more information, please visit:

-from Na-Ma-Res

Yukon Riverside Arts Festival (June 9-12, Dawson City)

“Yukon Riverside Arts Festival demonstrations, workshops, installations, live music, kids activities, and more Saturday & Sunday

Print and Publishing Festival – A Celebration of Literary arts kicking off Friday

Hand-Built Drop In Pottery – Tuesday at 6pm

Gallery Hop – Thursday at 7:30

and don’t miss the 100th Anniversary of the #SSkeno starting Sa, June 11 with live music and art, in Partnership @ParksCanada at the #klondikenationalhistoricsites

Want to volunteer at YRAF or Print and Publishing?

For the full YRAF Schedule head to:

For the full KIAC program calendar, head to

To volunteer with KIAC head to

-from YRAF

Festival international Nuits d’Afrique (du 12 au 24 juillet 2022)


On vous attend du 12 au 24 juillet 2022 pour vivre la 36e Ă©dition du Festival international Nuits d’Afrique !

On a hĂąte de vous retrouver en salle et en plein-air pour danser pendant 13 jours sur les rythmes d’Afrique, des Antilles et d’AmĂ©rique Latine ! RĂ©servez vos places dĂšs maintenant ! On vous rĂ©serve encore de belles surprises.”

Voir la programmation :

-source : Festival international Nuits d’Afrique