About

Sikh Art & Film Festival – Canada 

SAFF Canada is the premiere art and film festival dedicated to promoting Sikh heritage and culture.

In its 8th year now, the festival showcases a diverse, language independent, selection of films and celebrates the art and music of Sikh diaspora from around the world. Festival’s innovative programming includes film screenings, theatrical performances, exhibitions, seminars, and workshops.

SAFF Canada aims to foster dialogue and promote a greater understanding of the Sikh identity. Festival encourages inter-community collaborations in the spirit of sharing and learning.

SAFF Canada 2019 will be held from April 6 to 7, 2019  in Brampton, Ontario as part of Sikh Heritage Month celebrations.

SAFF Canada is the sister festival of IFFSA Toronto, THE LARGEST SOUTH ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL IN NORTH AMERICA.

International Film Festival Of South Asia – Toronto

IFFSA Toronto is THE LARGEST SOUTH ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL IN NORTH AMERICA. In its 8th year now, the festival has become an international icon and the voice of South Asian cinema in Canada.

This 12+ day extravaganza showcases a diverse, language independent, selection of the best feature films, featurette films, short films, documentaries and music 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, workshops and networking opportunities with government representatives, business leaders, local organizations that support film development, film stars, producers, directors, members of the media and more.

IFFSA Toronto 2019 will be held from May 9 to 20, 2019 in Ontario, Canada as part of South Asian Heritage Month celebrations. Various launch events and buzz activities will take place during the month of April, 2019.

Exciting and glamorous events have been planned at various pristine and prestigious venues across GTA including cities of Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Scarborough, Richmond Hill, Milton, and Oakville.

Over the years, IFFSA Toronto has grown to become a festival of festivals and transformed into an institution with year around operations. Other IFFSA Toronto initiatives include IFFSA Vancouver, Sikh Art & Film Festival, IFFSA Social Impact and IFFSA YOUTHlens.