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Toronto, May 6 (Canadian-Media): IFFSA Toronto, North America's largest South Asian film festival in its 7th year now, has become an international icon and the voice of South Asian cinema in Canada, media reports said.
With operations year around, IFFSA Toronto has grown over the years to become a festival of festivals and transformed into an institution..
Based on themes of South Asian cultures and identities around the world in diverse language, selected best feature films, featurette films, short films, documentaries and music films are being showcased In IFFSA Toronto for more than 12 days.
Included in other IFFSA Toronto initiatives are: Pune International Film Festival (PIFF), BIFF, SIkh Art & Film Fest, International Film Festival of South Asia (IFFSA) Social Impact Film Fest and IFFSA YOUTHlens.
Reportedly a select number of foreign films are being considered in the spirit of “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam – the world is one family” under Beyond South Asia segment.
Gala dinners, red carpet premiers, concerts, lounge parties, exhibitions and seminars are other features in the festival.
Another highlight of the event would reportedly be Master Class and Directors' Workshop would be hosted, on May 13 by Anurag Kashyap -- an Indian film director, writer, producer and actor in Hindi cinema -- Hansal Mehta -- an Indian film director, writer, actor and producer -- and Anup Singh -- Geneva based filmmaker, born in East Africa and grew up in a Sikh family of Punjab origin.
Included also in the IFFSA Toronto festival would be organizations of workshops, networking opportunities with government representatives, business leaders, local organizations that support film development, film stars, producers, directors, members of the media and more.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)