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.
misaff15 call for submissions open until may 1st, 2015
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.
MISAFF is proud to support the Hot docs film festival
This year the Hot Docs film festival has a spotlight on India and MISAFF is co-presenting two film titles at the festival: English India and The Superstars of Koti. Please check out our Facebook and Twitter pages to WIN tickets.
ENGLISH INDIA (Hindi, English)
Spandan Banerjee/ India/ Hindi, English
Who is a guide? In these changing times where guidebooks are replacing people, who tells the story of this nation and its monuments? ENGLISH INDIA is a story about us as tourists and guides to our own nation. It is about the eclectic extravaganza that India is presented through characters, who show us their little bit of the nation. A journey bound by the language of necessity but never of intimacy, English. ENGLISH INDIA travels from the city into the small tourist towns of UP, and Rajasthan finding youths and their aspiration of being a guide in a world where they are getting replaced fast.
THE SUPERSTARS OF KOTI (Hindi, Jaunsari)
Anuj Adlakha, Farha Alam/ India/ Hindi, Jaunsari
The Superstars of Koti is a documentary feature about three teenage boys in a mountain village in India whose lives get pinned to each other through the revered deity of their terrain. In a macrocosm evolved out of an ancient belief where the Deity inhabits a few chosen ones, the 3 boys in their respective hierarchical roles reflect upon paths that have been laid out for them by the Deity. As they clash in a flight of adolescent aspirations, will a coming of age entail harmony? Or will equilibrium be restored by God’s own hand?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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