Submissions for 2023 now open!
September 28th to 13th 2022
International South Asian Film Festival Canada celebrates stories usually not represented by mainstream cinema or contemporary Bollywood film formulas. Features, shorts, web series, music videos and documentaries, all chosen to engage, educate and inspire audiences by promoting free expression, cross-cultural interactions and understanding, and combating intolerance and stereotypes.
iSAFF originated in 2008 to "bridge the gap" between South Asian talent and mainstream audiences by connecting directors, actors, producers, community organizations, corporate brands and South Asian cinephiles.
We are proud to present the following awards:
- Award for Best Feature Film
- Award for Best North American Short
- Award for Best International Short
- Award for Best Documentary
- Award for Critics Choice
- Award for Best Actor
- Award for Best Actress
SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 2023
iSAFF - INTERNATIONAL SOUTH ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL Canada
iSAFF invites submission of films on themes related to South Asia and its Diaspora. Specifically it promotes diverse stories of South Asians through films from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, Afghanistan and the global South Asian Diaspora.
We welcome shorts, feature films, documentaries, and narratives of any length.
All works must be related to South Asia and/or its Diaspora. This includes films made by filmmakers of South Asian origin as well as those by non-South Asian filmmakers that focus on a South Asian theme. South Asian involved in a major role either: lead actor/actress, director, producer, or writer.
All works must have been released in 2022 and after.
The number, date(s), time(s), and location(s) of screenings of the selected films are at the sole discretion of iSAFF. Filmmakers of accepted entries will be notified by email with these details.
Submissions are not returned.
Notification of final programming decisions will be issued to all filmmakers via e-mail by July 2023
All non-English language films must have English subtitles.