Filmmaker | Co-Founder of IDRA Productions
Raghed Charabaty is a Lebanese-Canadian filmmaker. His films have screened at various international film festivals. Raghed’s film ‘Alia’ (2015) received an award at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF’16) Canada’s Top Ten competition, and won first prize at the Festival du Nouveau Cinema’s Rencontres pan-Canadiennes du cinéma étudiant.
His work deals with identity, love and longing through the lens of surrealist compositions and visual poetry. He is the recipient of the SSHRC Award in Honour of Nelson Mandela (2018) and the Starfish Art Award (2015). As of 2021, Raghed has received multiple Canada Council for the Arts (CCA) and Ontario Arts Council (OAC) grants to develop two feature screenplays and produce two short films. His films are part of the permanent collection at the NSCAD Anna Leonowens Art Gallery and the Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery.
In 2020, Raghed co-founded IDRA Productions with filmmaker Atefeh Khademolreza where they are developing and producing new projects together.
- Amar (feature film / in development)
- Seven Hour Echo (fiction series / in development)
- Project Baba (mid-length doc / post-production / 2022)
- 607 (short animation / post-production / 2022)
- Plume: The Song of the Bluebird (short animation, 2021)
- Amber in the Mountains (short animation, 2020)
- Of Sand and Gold (hybrid fiction, 2019)
- Yasmine (short fiction, 2018)
- #Deema (short fiction, 2016)
- Alia (short fiction, 2015)