There is a movement afoot that takes a new approach to advancing diversity and inclusion. Led by the nonprofit organization Feel Foreign, the movement is based on a challenge to experience, embrace, and learn from different cultures and communities.
To advance this movement, Feel Foreign has launched the Feel Foreign Film Contest, an opportunity for people to tell their stories about experiencing another culture and what they learned from it.
Winners of the contest will be announced on September 15, 2016 at the Feel Foreign Film Contest Awards.
“The seven contest finalists tell stories about different cultures and experiences,” says Feel Foreign co‐founder Bonita Paquette. “We are excited to screen these seven videos and to announce the top three submissions at the September 15 Awards event. First, second and third place winners will share in $10,000 in prizes. We will also be awarding a Fan’s Choice award based on audience votes at the event.”
Presented by RBC, and co‐hosted by CBC’s Doug Dirks and Omni Television personality Jenny Yu, the Feel Foreign Film Contest Awards will be held in Calgary at the Theatre Junction Grand on September 15, 2016.
- 5:30 – 6:30 Doors open, meet & greet
- 6:30 – 7:30 Film screening and awards
- 7:30 – 9:00 Hors d’oeuvres, food stations and networking at Post-Awards Reception
Tickets may be purchased through the Theatre Junction Grand box office.
THEATRE JUNCTION GRAND
608 1st Street SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2P 1M6
Monday – Friday 10am-6pm
On Show Weekdays – 1pm-8pm
- Tickets are $50 Buy Tickets Now!
As a partner of the event sponsor HKCBA, CCCA members can receive the same discount for the first 100 tickets sold using discount code “HKCBA”. If you buy your tickets soon, you can enter this code when purchasing your ticket on-line at the Theatre Junction Grand Box Office and you will receive $25 off of the $50 ticket cost!
About Feel Foreign:
Feel Foreign is a nonprofit organization incorporated in Canada in 2015. Our purpose is to build bridges across cultures and communities and to improve intergroup dynamics. We do this by telling the stories of real people interacting with others from different backgrounds, addressing stereotypes and discussing differences in an entertaining way. We believe empathy is an important means to improve intergroup attitudes and relations, and that telling stories through video is an effective starting point toward building empathy. Our vision is for Feel Foreign to become the “go to” organization for an empathy‐driven approach to inclusion that helps break down barriers, reach across divisions, and forge understanding.
Additional information about Feel Foreign, including Feel Foreign “snippets” – short stories submitted by Feel Foreign followers – is available through Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn, as well as the organization’s website, feelforeign.com.