National Bank MISAFF presented by ZEE TV 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. The festival starts on Thursday the 4th of August with a red carpet gala screening of the multiple-award winning, critically acclaimed film ALIGARH followed by a Q & A with the director Hansal Mehta and the co-star of the film Rajkumar Rao. This official Canadian premiere will be followed by the MISAFF16 opening party. We are delighted to return for another year with new sponsors and a brand new program entirely presented at the Cineplex Mississauga. 

MISAFF is a landmark film festival in Canada. Canadian film artists Deepa Mehta, 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. 

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MISAFF16 brings award-winning titles and celebrities from Canada and around the world. Cutting edge films will be presented over a period of four days.

All film screenings will take place at Cineplex Mississauga, 309 Rathburn Road West, Mississauga, Ontario. 905 275 3456

sabeen mahmud award of courage in cinema

The Pakistani filmmaker and activist Sabeen Mahmud was killed in 2015 by two gunmen for hosting a talk at her gallery T2F in Karachi. With the permission of Sabeen's mother Mahenaz Mahmud, MISAFF15 decided to dedicate an award in her memory.  The winner will be announced at our awards ceremony on the closing night of the film festival by the MISAFF16 jury. 

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309 Rathburn Road W., Mississauga, Ontario

309 Rathburn Road W., Mississauga, Ontario