MISSISSAUGA: Bank of Montreal’s International Film Festival of South Asia will be officially launched on Thursday, April 12 at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga.
A press conference and reception will be followed by the North American Premiere of the Hindi feature film OCTOBER, featuring superstar Varun Dhawan and directed by renowned filmmaker Soojit Sircar.
The film screening will be at Cineplex Cinemas Mississauga, 309 Rathburn Road West.
BMO IFFSA Toronto is the largest South Asian film festival in North America.
In its 7th year now, the festival has become an international icon and the voice of South Asian cinema in Canada.
This 12+ day extravaganza showcases a diverse, language independent, selection of the best feature films, documentaries and short films from around the world, on themes of South Asian cultures and identities.
In the spirit of “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam – the world is one family”, a select number of foreign films are considered under Beyond South Asia segment.
In addition, the festival also features concerts, gala events, lounge parties, seminars, workshops and networking opportunities with government representatives, business leaders, local organizations that support film development, film stars, producers, directors, members of the media and more.
Various launch events and buzz activities will take place during the month of April, 2018.
Exciting and glamorous events have been planned at various pristine and prestigious venues across GTA including cities of Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Scarborough, Richmond Hill, Milton, and Oakville.
BMO IFFSA Toronto 2018 will be held from May 10 to 21, 2018 in Ontario as part of South Asian Heritage Month celebrations.
The Festival is bringing 150+ films in 15+ languages and 50+ unique events for audiences across 7 cities in GTA.
Over the years, IFFSA Toronto has grown to become a festival of festivals and transformed into an institution with year around operations. Other IFFSA Toronto initiatives include PIFF, BIFF, SIFFC and IFFSA YOUTHlens.
FFSA Toronto strives to heighten awareness of South Asian Cultures and Identities to audiences of all cultural backgrounds through the medium of films and music. Films are presented in their original languages with English subtitles. The Festival also aims to provide a platform to young South Asian Canadians to showcase their creativity.
For more information regarding the festival visit www.iffsatoronto.com