Raghed Charabaty is a Lebanese-Canadian writer and filmmaker based in Toronto. Their films have won at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF): Canada’s Top Ten 2016, Festival du Nouveau Cinema 2015 and the 2015 Starfish Awards. They have screened at over 30 film festivals, including Toronto’s Inside Out (‘Local Heroes’ 2023 program), Beirut Film Festival, and Aesthetica Short Film Festival.
Charabaty holds an MFA in Film from York University (2019) and a BFA in Film Production with a minor in Art History from NSCAD University (2016). They're an alumnus of the competitive Netflix-BANFF 'Diversity of Voices' Pitch Program 2023 and 2022, as well as the BIPOC TV&Film x WarnerBrothers: Episodic Drama Writers Lab 2022
In 2017/2018, Raghed was a two-time recipient of the prestigious SSHRC Award in Honour of Nelson Mandela. Their work can also be found in the permanent collections at the Anna Leonowens and SMU Art Galleries, and has been featured in Canadian Art Magazine, Aesthetica Magazine, and Tribe Photo Magazine.
Charabaty is currently a fellow of the 2023 Canadian Film Centre (CFC) Norman Jewison Film Program - Director's Lab.
Raghed is also an experienced editor, compositor and sound designer, working with clients ranging from wildlife filmmakers, to the Canada Council for the Arts, and Snoop Dogg music videos. As a synesthete, their work often features magical realism, vibrant colors and intricate soundscapes. Their personal films deal with revolutionary joy, curiousity, and desire as spectacle. 
Raghed's hobbies include excessive propagation of their houseplants, sewing but not using patterns, and negotiating couch space with their unyielding dog, Tofu. 
• Canadian Film Centre (CFC) - Norman Jewison Film Program - Director's Lab 2023
• Netflix-BANFF Diversity of Voices - Pitch Program 2023
• BIPOC TV & Film x Warner Bros. Discovery Access Canada - Episodic Writers Lab 2022-23
• Netflix-BANFF Diversity of Voices - Pitch Program 2022
• Video Portrait of Tim Whiten, Governor General's Award Recipient - 2023
• Video Portrait of Deanna Bowen, Governor General's Award Recipient - 2020
Sample/spec scripts available
Commercial reel available upon request
ALIA (2015)
• Toronto International Film Festival: Canada’s Top Ten 2016 – Best Student Short Film: Runner-Up 
• Festival du Nouveau Cinéma 2015 – Best Student Short Film, National Competition
• Starfish Student Art Award 2015 – Winner 
YASMINE (2017)
• Lebanese International Short Film Festival 2017 - Best Cinematography
• Golden Lenses Award 2020 - Best Animation
• Panelist - JHI Patching Seas of War Exhibition & Symposium:
  'To Carve a Mountain' - Raghed Charabaty & Dr. Dina Georges
• Panelist - SING! Festival, Animator on 'Overgrown' (Cai Scott-Grimes) 2022 & 2023
• Panelist - Reelworld FIlm Festival, Sound Designer on ‘Comb Sister’ (Atefeh Khademolreza) 2021
• Panelist - Saint Mary's Art Gallery 2016, 
  ‘Disoriented’: Featured Filmmaker ('Alia') alongside Jamelie Hassan
• SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council) Award in Honour of Nelson Mandela (2018)
• SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council) Award (2017)
• Ontario Graduate Scholarship Award (2018) 
• York University Graduate Fellowship (2018 & 2019) 
• Arthur Lismer Award for Academic Excellence (2016) 
• 'Alia' (2015) - NSCAD University, Anna Leonowens Gallery – Halifax, Canada 
• 'Alia' (2015) - Saint Mary's University Art Gallery – Halifax, Canada

Screenwriting and Story Coordination: Final Draft
Editing: Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut)
Sound Design & Mix: Adobe Audition, Logic Pro
2D Animation & Graphic Design: Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator
Coloring: DaVinci Resolve
(Untitled) – feature film (script)
(Untitled) – Renewable Series (pitch deck, pilot script)
A Letter from the Ashes – short, 2023
• Seven Hour Echo – feature script, 2022
• Project Baba – mid-length doc, 2022 (in post)
• Plume – short animation, 2021
• Amber in the Mountains – short animation, 2020
• Of Sand & Gold – Master’s thesis, hybrid doc, 2019
• Yasmine – short film, 2017
• Deema – student short film, 2016
• Alia – student short film, 2015
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