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 at STIRrestaurant. The closing film is WAITING starring Naseeruddin Shah and Kalki Koechlin. The director Any Menon will be in attendance for Q & A after the screening. The film will be followed by an awards ceremony and party at the Cineplex. 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.