Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival

MISAFF features the best of new South Asian and select Middle Eastern film titles for our Mississauga and region cinephiles. MISAFF features ground-breaking and award-winning films, carefully curated for their cinematic excellence and social consciousness.  

MISAFF is a landmark film festival in Canada. Canadian film artists Ali Kazimi, Sami Khan, Angad Bhalla, Amar Wala, Anita Majumdar, Raymond Ablack, Gabe Grey, Shireen Pasha and Richie Mehta are some of the people who have been involved in the festival over the years. 

In 2012 we showcased the long form version of Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy's Oscar winning film Saving Face. In 2013, Mira Nair masterpiece The Reluctant Fundamentalist enjoyed a sold-out audience. We also made waves with the world premiere of the hit Pakistani film Zinda Bhaag (Run For Your Life) which went on to become Pakistan's entry into the Oscars and snagged the Best Picture award at MISAFF (recently released on iTunes USA). MISAFF14 winners included NOOR (best picture/ actor), MEET THE PATELS (audience choice award), SECRET TRIAL 5 (best documentary), TOMORROW WE DISAPPEAR (honourable mention by the jury) and NOUS AVIONS (Time Flies- best short). Filmmaker and actor Rajat Kapoor presented his latest film ANKHON DEKHI on opening night and Ali Kazimi commemorated the 100 years of the Komagata Maru with his film presentation of critically acclaimed documentary CONTINUOUS JOURNEY.

MISAFF15 will bring award-winning titles and celebrities from Canada and around the world. Cutting edge films will be presented over a period of four days.

What's New

Traces of Sandalwood starring Nandita Das

Cinephiles await our red carpet galas and exciting world premieres such as Zinda Bhaag from MISAFF13. Photo: Rakshan Mushtaq

MISAFF is proud to support the Reel world film festival  

Check out the Reel World website. MISAFF is giving away closing night tickets to the film TRACES OF SANDALWOOD. Please check out our Facebook and Twitter pages for ticket giveaways.


Despite her fame and fortune, Mina, a successful Indian actress in Mumbai, can´t forget her little sister Sita, from whom she was forced to separate after their mother´s death in a village. Thirty years later she will finally find out that Sita is alive and well in Barcelona. However, Sita’s adoptive parents have erased all traces of her past. She is now called Paula, works as a researcher in Biology and has no recollection of her Indian background, let alone of Mina. Faced with the shocking truths of her past, Paula begins a long journey of self-discovery, aided along the way by her budding romance with the handsome Indian immigrant Prakash. A story of hope and love across Mumbai and Barcelona; from India to the Mediterranean and all the way back. 



Our MISAFF14 poster a huge success 

CONTEST: Design a poster for misaff15 for your chance to win $100 cash prize. Contest closes may 1st or whenever we receive our quota of submissions. Email


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