South Asian Film Festival (SAFF) of Montréal, November 19-29, 2020.
Now in its 10th year, the South Asian Film Festival of Montréal (free and online this year) is committed to showcasing recent artistic work that fosters discussion and explores other parts of the world, both their similarities and differences. The Festival is a platform for filmmakers worldwide whose films have a focus on South Asia and the South Asian diaspora. A film-goer’s kaleidoscope of languages, sights and sounds, this year’s program highlights award-winning cinematic works about South Asians in Canada, USA, UK, France, Portugal, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and South Africa, in languages as varied as Assamese, Bengali, English, French, Hindi, Khowar, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Portuguese, Punjabi, Tamil, Tibetan and Urdu. Included are short, long, documentary and feature seIections. Daily post-film panel discussions will be more interesting than ever, with directors and producers from around the world. All films are subtitled in English and French.
All screenings and panel discussions are free, with donations gratefully welcome. Registration for films is mandatory.
An eclectic mix of award-winning films from the Indian subcontinent and its diaspora
Kabir Centre for Arts & Culture
The South Asian Film Festival of Montréal, 6th edition
Friday, November 4 – Sunday, November 6
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Kabir Centre for Arts & Culture is pleased to announce the 6th edition of the South Asian Film Festival of Montréal (SAFFMontréal), organized in collaboration with the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema of Concordia University, on November 4, 5 and 6. This innovative festival presents an eclectic choice of inspiring and thought-provoking films made in the countries of the Indian subcontinent (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Maldives) and its diaspora. These engaging and entertaining films have their focus on South Asia; while at the same time compel audiences to realize how much there is in common among cultures throughout the world, identifying both shared life-struggles and joys. Admission is free, with donations gratefully appreciated. Discussions are held after each screening.
The South Asian Film Festival will be presenting 17 films this year; short and long, documentaries and feature films, including comedy, drama and music. All films are subtitled in English and explained in French, with various original languages such as Urdu, Hindi, Tamil, Marathi, Malayalam, Bengali and English, as well as silent films, making them accessible to as many people as possible. The films have been carefully chosen from more than 1000 entries and all screenings will be followed by a talkback between spectators and a panel of experts. Directors for some of the films will be present, other times the directors will interact with the audience via Skype. Most of the films are recent and have won awards at international festivals. As in previous years, the films are drawn from different parts of the Indian subcontinent; recognized as the largest producers of films on the planet.