On 21st April, BMO IFFSA, announced a full line-up of South Asian Films that will burst onto Toronto’s Big Screens in the coming weeks.
At a Press Conference in the Living Arts Centre, Mississauga, the founder-partners of IIFSA shared their excitement about the festival lineup for 2017. This year, the BMO International Film Festival of South Asia, BMO IFFSA Toronto, the largest of its kind in North America, brings together more than 100 films across the Indian subcontinent, they said. From the vivacious Bollywood style films that families love to independent art house productions that explore South Asia’s fascinating history as well as contemporary stories from a land where cultures have collided for five thousand years, IFFSA offers festival goers a journey as diverse as the region itself.
Celebrate Canada’s historic birthday in seven cities across the GTA where you can meet some of Bollywood’s biggest stars and rising young talent-come watch the mystery and wonder of South Asia from May 11th to May 22nd. In a country with unparalleled diversity, celebrate our nation’s 150th birthday at a one-of-a-kind film festival that, just like Canada, continues to break down barriers.
Some key films for 2017:Lipstick Under My Burkha, Chothi Koot(The Fourth Direction), Wolf and Sheep, Newton, The Black Prince, Harikatha Prasanga(Hari’s Chronicles), Meri Pyari Bindu(My Beloved Bindu), Live From Dhaka.
In addition, the festival also features concerts, gala events, lounge parties, seminars, workshops and networking opportunities with government representatives, business leaders, local organizations that support film development, film stars, producers, directors and more.
Full festival schedule will be available at http://www.iffsatoronto.com/.