Celebrating 11 years of world-class films
Films from the Indian subcontinent and its diaspora
Kabir Centre for Arts & Culture
Presents a hybrid format in cinemas and online
The South Asian Film Festival of Montréal, 11th edition
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November 19-28, 2021
Now celebrating its 11th year, the South Asian Film Festival of Montréal (SAFFM) is committed to showcasing new artistic work that fosters discussion and delves into universal issues. The festival is a platform for filmmakers worldwide whose films have a focus on South Asia and the South Asian diaspora.
This year’s festival will offer short and feature-length documentary and fiction films shown in cinemas and online, with panelists and filmmakers from around the world.
SAFFMontreal offers an eclectic mix of thought-provoking films aiming to entertain, inform and empower audiences, as well as animated post-screening discussions with distinguished panelists. With all films are subtitled in both English and French, this year’s festival is as vital and engaging as ever.
For this 11th edition, special tribute will be paid to renowned Bengali motion-picture director, writer and illustrator Satyajit Ray on the 100th anniversary of his birth (1921-1992). Ray is a cultural icon in India and the recipient of the highest civilian honour, ‘Bharat Ratna’. There will also be an homage to Shahin Parhami, the late Montreal-based Iranian-Canadian filmmaker who passed away earlier this year.
Films for the 2021 edition will be announced shortly.