8th Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival

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Vancouver: Back again for the 8th year, the Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival (VISAFF) are presenting a line-up you don’t want to miss! The festival is dedicated to bridging the gap between South Asian talent and mainstream audiences and showcases films from all over the world. Taking place November 22 – 25 between five different venues, check out the films and events below:

November 22

Surrey City Hall – 13450 104 Avenue, Surrey
4:30pm   Practice Your Pitch (Workshop)
6:00pm   Opening Gala presentation – Mehsampur, a MAMI Mumbai Grand Jury Prize winning film about the sensational late Punjabi folk-singer Chamkila, sometimes referred to as the “Elvis of Punjab”.

November 23
SFU Surrey Campus – 13450 102 Avenue, Surrey
11:00am  B2B (Workshop)11:30am The Masquerade (Short Film)
               Be The Future (Short Film)
               Tungrus (Short Fillm)
               The Student (Short Film)
1:00pm    Shonar Pahar (Feature Film)
4:00pm    Half Widow (Feature Film)
5:00pm    Youth Edition (Workshop)
8:00pm    Chumbak – The Lottery (Feature Film)
8:00pm    Motorcycle Girl (Feature Film)

 

November 24

Vancouver Film School – 151 W. Cordova Street, Vancouver
12:00pm  Another Place (Short Film)
               Maun – Silence (Short Film)
               Clash of Mortality (Short Film)
               Dia (Short Film)
1:30pm    The Demon (Short Film)
               Divorce’ish (Short Film)
               Bhairava (Short FIlm)
               Lhasa (Short Film)
3:30pm    Bas Ek Pyala Chai (Short Film)
               Are You Volleyball?! (Short Film)
               Awfully Pretty (Short Film)
               Yasmina (Short Film)
               All Kinds of Weather (Short Film)

SFU Surrey Campus – 13450 102 Avenue, Surrey
12:00pm  How to Fund Films & Earn Profits (Workshop)
2:00pm    Screenplay Writing with Manu Chopra (Workshop)
6:00pm    5 Outstanding Speakers Panel and Meet & Greet presented by Aaarzu Magazine. Speakers include: Agam Darshi, Dave Mann, Aliza Vellazi, Manoj Sood, Hossein Martin Fazeli and guest speaker Sangeeta Wylie.

November 25
Vancouver Film School – 151 W. Cordova Street, Vancouver
11:00am  Katran (Short Film)
               Itwaar (Short Film)Challenged (Short Film)
               The Fob and I (Web Series)
               Birds of Paradise (Short Film)
               Forbidden Tikka Masala (Short Film)
               Dear Me (Short Film)
12:30am  Forbidden (Short Film)
               Drawn Together (Feature Documentary)
               Mehndi (Short Film)
               Shunyata (Short Film)
               5 O’Clock Shadow (Short Film)
               Dark Matter (Short Film)
               Fighters Canvas (Short Film)
               Lovely Mummers (Short Film)
2:30pm    Pagg (Short Film)
               Nanu Aur Main (Feature Documentary)
               Boxes of Chocolates (Short Film)
               The Bus Stop (Short Film)
               5 O’Clock Shadow (Short Film)
               Decoding Dark Matter (Short Film)
               Fighters Canvas (Short Film)
               Lovely Mummers (Short Film)

The Cinematheque – 1131 Howe Street, Vancouver
12:30pm  Festival Closing –  Manto, a biographical drama about the daring and controversial famous Urdu author Saadat Hasan Manto, directed by acclaimed actress and director Nandita Das and starring Sacred Games’ Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

Surrey City Hall – 13450 104 Avenue, Surrey
6:00pm   Sikh Musical Heritage – The Untold Story
8:30pm   Closing Ceremony & Awards


For tickets and information, visit www.visaff.ca