In April WHAT WALAA WANTS was screened at Magnificent 7 festival in Belgrade, Serbia. The festival has a very exclusive programme of only seven carefully selected films, and screening only one film per day, in a cinema with 1300 seat. Each screening is followed by a masterclass the following day.
In March, WHAT WALAA WANTS was at at One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival in Prague, and at Tempo Documentary Festival in Stockholm, the largest documentary festival in Sweden.
What Walaa Wants have beed nominated for three Canadian Academy Awards.Read More
What Walaa Wants will have it’s Middle Eastern premiere this Wednesday at the Ayjal Film Festival in Doha, Quatar.Read More
A full list of times and locations for pitches and screenings of Final Cut for Real productions and co-productions at IDFA 2018.Read More
Christy Garland received the Margaret Mead Filmmaker Award for What Walaa Wants at the Margaret Mead Film Festival in New York.Read More
Christy Garland's What Walaa Wants, or by its French title Le rêve de Walaa, will open the Montreal International Documentary Festival RIDM, returning for its 21st annual edition, from November 8th to 18th.Read More
We are proud to announce director Christy Garland received the Women in Film + TV Artistic Merit Award for What Walaa Wants at the Vancouver International Film Festival.Read More
We are very happy to announce that What Walaa Wants by Christy Garland and Angels Are Made of Light by James Longley are selected for IDFA's Best of Fests programme.Read More
We're so proud that What Walaa Wants, directed by Christy Garland, won the Special Jury Prize at Hot Docs 2018.
The jury said the following about the film: “We award the DGC Special Jury Prize - Canadian Feature Documentary to What Walaa Wants for displaying an extraordinary bond between filmmaker and subject which then carries over to the audience. Christy Garland creates an exceptional emotional arc by focusing on Walaa’s growth and transformation.”Read More
We are proud to announce that we are presenting no less than three films at the Hot Docs festival in Toronto this year: The Distant Barking of Dogs, What Walaa Wants and Dreaming Murakami.
Following the lives of a 10-year old Ukrainian boy caught in a raging conflict, a young girl fighting for her right to train as a policewoman in Palestine, and a 60-year old Danish translator immersing herself in the surreal world of Haruki Murakami, the films speak to the heterogeneity of our output, and in each their own way, offer gripping and poetic stories about personal struggle and perseverance.Read More
After years in the making What Walla Wants, directed by Christy Garland had its world premiere at the Berlinale on Saturday Februar 17. And we are so happy that Walaa was able to come to the sold out premiere at the Zoo Palast.Read More
We are proud to announce that Christy Garland's documentary What Walaa Wants has just been selected to premiere at the 2018 Berlin International Film Festival.Read More