MOSAIC INTERNATIONAL SOUTH ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL
The Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival (MISAFF) is back with cutting-edge programming for its 8th year. Showcasing stories spanning the globe from India, Pakistan, Canada, Bangladesh to the USA, and the UK. Women’s and LGBTQI stories lead the way with love stories, investigations of domestic violence, comedies on complex relationships, and explorations of art and ancestry. In 2019 Canada’s premier South Asian film festival will run from August 1-4 at the Cineplex Cinemas Mississauga (309 Rathburn Rd. W., Mississauga, Toronto).
“Telefilm Canada is truly proud to support the Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival for the first time this year,” says Carolle Brabant, Executive Director, Telefilm Canada. “When we announced last September our objective to achieve a representative and diversified feature film portfolio that better reflects gender, diversity and Canada’s Indigenous communities, we also recognized that the promotional initiatives we financed were an important step towards that goal. Spotlighting stories from underrepresented communities helps to inspire the next generation of filmmakers, as well as ensures that Canadian films are resonating with Canadian audiences.” - 2017
Telefilm Canada will present a director’s talk and masterclass followed by a talk with the filmmaker part of the MISAFFChat on the festival's closing day.
The 2017 MISAFF Star presented by ACTRA was awarded to Toronto-native and pioneering woman, Parveen Kaur. Past recipients of this honour include, Varun Saranga (Schitt’s Creek, Workin’ Moms, Wynonna Earp) in 2016, the Emmy Award-winning web series “Guidestones” actor Supinder Wraich in 2015, and “Degrassi: TNG” actor Raymond Ablack in 2014.
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misaff19 full schedule out July 1st
MISAFF19 brings award-winning titles and celebrities from Canada and around the world. Cutting edge films will be presented over a period of four days.