For Immediate Release
October 6th, 2023
Surrey, BC

Shakti Film Festival brings two nights of thought provoking films that will inspire and change your worldview to create a better world, for girls and women

October 13th - Opening Night Reception

Red carpet, refreshments, films, conversations

VYARTH- In a society where women are often seen as vulnerable and powerless, Suman challenges these stereotypes and fights for her life. Will she succeed?

EXCHANGE - What will people do for money and survival? A story of desperation and exploitation

TWICE COLONIZED - When Inuit lawyer, Aaju Peter’s son unexpectedly passes away, she embarks on a personal journey to bring her colonizers in both Canada and Denmark to justice.

6-10 p.m.

October 14th - Closing Night Celebration

Red carpet, refreshments, films, conversations

TREE OF LIFE - Heartfelt, dramatic short directed by CapU Indigenous Digital Film student,
Hannah Jones.

SPLIT ENDS - Short film about the confrontation of young Iranian boys and girls with the law of mandatory hijab and the Iranian Morality Police

MADE IN BANGLADESH- When Shimu is faced with difficult conditions at work, she decides to start a union with her co-workers. Despite threats from management and disapproval of her husband, Shimu is determined to succeed.

6-10 p.m.
Tickets: $25 each night or $45 festival pass
Surrey SFU, Central City

13450-102 AVENUE

Call 604-307-8796 for more information.

Best Film – $100
Best Student Film – $100
Best Documentary Film – $100
Best Short Film – $100

Overall Rating

    Thanks for awarding #Viral World as Best film. The communication was excellent. Sonia Andhi was excellent with communication. The festival is dedicated to address issues faced by women and the movies selected for the festival are a brilliant example of it. Thanks again.

    October 2022
  • shael medina

    A wonderful Film Festival!!! They talk about real problematics and support you in every aspect. I love it. It was a beautiful experience that inspired me so much. Congratulations!

    October 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your feedback, Shael. We hope to continue inspiring others and working with them to showcase films that will change the world in a positive way.

  • Odette Laramee

    We thank you for selecting 'Kuno Sings' for the 1st Shakti Film Festival and for the Honourable Mention for a Short Film. The panel you hosted to engage filmmakers in a discussion of our works, and the important themes of the festival, is definitely a valuable aspect of the festival.

    October 2020