Mississauga, Aug 2 (Canadian-Media): The Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival (MISAFF), Canada’s leading South Asian film festival, now in its 7th year, is back once again this August 2019 with a spotlight on Bengali language cinema, media reports said.
MISAFF. Image credit: Facebook page
The festival will run from Aug 1 – Aug 4th, 2019 at the Cineplex Cinemas Mississauga (309 Rathburn Rd W) to showcase eight fiction films, three documentaries, and seven shorts from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Italy, the UK and Canada.
Themes of love, comedies on complex relationships of women’s and familial struggle stories and portrayal of domestic/intimate partner violence are mingled with explorations of art and ancestry.
“MISAFF takes the liberty of showcasing courageous and ground-breaking films. We welcome audiences from Mississauga and the GTA, and while it is a South Asian film festival, the stories and movies are for everyone irrespective of ethnicity or background.” said Festival Director Arshad Khan.
“We are showcasing films that address the human condition but also relate to our lives in so many epic ways. MISAFF is the only film festival in Mississauga and it has built a reputation to showcase the best cinema South Asian filmmakers have on offer from around the world.
We stand apart because as filmmakers ourselves we understand the needs of other film professionals. That is why we include opportunities for emerging filmmakers and talent to network with other industry professionals.”
“MISAFF creates community, connects audiences and celebrates the power of cinema to transform us as it continues to evolve here in Canada and around the world. MISAFF fills a cultural void and unites us in the face of growing inequity and dissonance.” Anya Mckenzie, Festival Advisory Board member.
Arshad Khan Credit: MISAFF
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)