‘A Syrian Love Story’ and ‘On the Bride’s Side’ at the Aga Khan Museum

In partnership with SYFF and in parallel with their ongoing Syria: A living history exhibition, on January 15 the Aga Khan Museum is screening ‘A Syrian Love Story‘, Sean McAllister’s compelling documentary filmed over 5 years about the journey to political freedom of comrades and lovers, Amer and Raghda.

Tickets to ‘A Syrian Love Story’ are free and are on a first come, first-served basis.

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1140546499395028/


On January 29 the Aga Khan Museum will screen ‘On the Bride’s Side‘, the story of 5 Palestinians and Syrians who put up a fake wedding with the help of a Palestinian poet and an Italian journalist to help them avoid getting arrested on their journey from Italy to Sweden after fleeing the war in Syria.

Tickets to ‘On the Bride’s Side’ are $12

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/221396621645250/

‘The White Helmets’ is coming again to Toronto!

British Consul General Kevin McGurgan and Global Affairs Canada invite you to a special screening of the documentary the White Helmets, followed by a panel discussion with the Directors of the White Helmets and of Mayday Rescue – the primary implementing partner of Syria Civil Defence.

Date: Friday, 9 December
Time: 7:00pm

Location: Jackman Hall Theatre – Art Gallery of Ontario
Address: 317 Dundas St. West Toronto
Tickets: https://thewhitehelmetstoronto.eventbrite.ca/
Free Admission

In Partnership With:
Syria Film Festival
Syria Civil Defence


About the White Helmets
Syria Civil Defence is a group of nearly 3000 volunteers who work to save lives and strengthen communities in Syria. Global Affairs Canada and the UK Government, a leading international supporter of the White Helmets, are proud co-sponsors of this special event.


Following on the heels of our successful, sold out first year, the Syria Film Festival returns this year with a full three nights of thought-provoking films, special guests and engaging discussions. Judging by the steep increase in the number of films made about Syria from last year to this year, we can say with certainty that a greater number of filmmakers worldwide have focused their lenses on Syria and the conflict.


A SYFF Cultural Party!

On Friday, September 16 We’re bringing together family and friends to experience the lives of Syrian refugee youth in “My Dream, My Right“, a collection of 9 documentary shorts produced by Faisal Attrache and each scored independently with music composed by students at the McNally Smith College of Music in the USA.

In addition, SYFF’s LittleSyria band will have a live musical performance featuring many popular and traditional songs for all to enjoy!

Interested? Of course! Here are the details:

See you there!



Syrian Eagles

Toronto has welcomed thousands of newcomers to our communities. For these refugees, a new future includes integrating into a new culture and environment. This year, the second annual Syria Film Festival (SYFF), held in November, will celebrate our new community members through a spotlight on Syrian newcomers. We’ve been looking for films from around the world about Syrian refugees. What we are missing is one about our Toronto newcomers so we are producing one ourselves to play as part of our three-day festival!

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One of the most inspiring newcomer initiatives has been the successful formation of a Syrian soccer team, the Syrian Eagles, made up exclusively of newcomers. Each player has been in Toronto less than a year. The Syrian Eagles team consists of 21 players of all ages and from all parts of Syria. Each Sunday they meet at the Eglington Flats fields to forget about politics and the stresses of a new life and play soccer with various other teams of the Muslim Soccer League.

The short documentary “Syrian Eagles” aims to create a portrait of one group of Syrian refugees and thus offering a rare glimpse into the day-to-day lives of newcomers to Toronto.

Support Syrian Eagles Documentary