BMO IFFSA Toronto is THE LARGEST SOUTH ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL IN NORTH AMERICA, and a pioneer organization devoted to advancing the development, promotion and celebration of cinematic arts. IFFSA is a year-round platform with various sub-festivals and initiatives, which culminates in BMO IFFSA Toronto Fortnight each May. In its 9th year now, the festival has become an international icon and the voice of South Asian cinema in Canada.
This extravaganza showcases a diverse, language independent, selection of the best films from around the world, on themes of South Asian cultures and identities. In the spirit of “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam – the world is one family”, a select number of foreign films are considered under Beyond South Asia segment.
In addition, the festival also features gala dinners, red carpet premiers, concerts, lounge parties, exhibitions, seminars, discussions, workshops, pitching sessions and networking opportunities with government representatives, business leaders, local organizations that support film development, film stars, producers, directors, members of the media and more.
BMO IFFSA Toronto takes place every May as part of South Asian Heritage Month celebrations. Various launch events and buzz activities take place during the month of April. COVID-19 situation has forced the festival to go online this year. As such, BMO IFFSA Virtual 2020 will take place from Aug 7th to 16th.
Exciting and glamorous events are held at various pristine and prestigious venues across GTA including cities of Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon, Scarborough, Richmond Hill, Milton, and Oakville.
HOW TO FEST?
1. Once you enter the IFFSA Virtual Theatre, you can make a FREE account and start exploring our curation and booking films in advance today! Booking is on a first-come first-serve basis as there are a limited number of spots per film. The films booked in advance will become available to watch from the time of premiere for a 24 hour period.
Note: Films will remain open for booking only up to the time period indicated for each film on the schedule. You will have a 24 hour window to watch the film after your booking.
2. IFFSA Virtual Live events will be streamed on this page as indicated on the schedule. They will also be simulcasted on IFFSA’s social media platforms.
3. All previously broadcasted livestreams will be available to rewatch from the Livestream Archive.
How to get tickets?
WHEN & WHERE
Date: August 7 – 16, 2020
Venue & Address: Online