South Asian Film Festival of Montreal (SAFFMontreal) is presented by Kabir Centre for Arts & Culture, a not-for-profit organization promoting various art forms and activities such as music, dance, cinema, literature and poetry.
The 2016 Edition of the Festival will screen 17 films in total, spread over seven sessions and three days. The films are from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Canada & USA. All films are subtitled in English.
SAFFMontreal aims to offer an eclectic mix of thought-provoking films set in the Indian Sub-continent and its diaspora communities across the world, aiming to entertain, inform and empower the viewers at large.
The various themes highlighted in the films are the subject of animated post-screening discussions between the viewers and distinguished panelists, which may include the director or producer of the film.
The festival also aims to foster pluralism In the Canadian society through the art of cinema, in line with the vision of Kabir Centre, its parent organization.