BMO IFFSA Toronto Reinvents Itself to Bring a Resplendent Film Festival Experience!

BMO IFFSA Toronto, the largest South Asian film festival in North America, is back in an innovative new way! The cutting-edge BMO IFFSA Virtual 2020 portal is now live! Through an innovative digital format, BMO IFFSA Virtual 2020 will be hosted online at from August 6th to 16th.

The festival kicks off with a special tribute event honouring the legacy of cinema legend Irrfan Khan, who was a friend of the festival. A screening of his award-winning film Qissa will be followed by a special panel featuring the director Anup Singh and cast members of the film.

IFFSA is showcasing 100+ films in 16+ languages, and will host 50+ events over 11 days of continuous excitement.

Widely recognized as the Voice of South Asian Cinema in Canada, IFFSA’s impressive program reflects the rich diversity of South Asian cinema, as well as the future of South Asian filmmaking, with cutting-edge filmmakers bringing their internationally-recognized works.

“As a cinematic arts institution, IFFSA has a long history of showcasing cutting-edge cinema and thought-provoking conversations to advance the South Asian Canadian narrative. We’re very proud of our highly impactful 2020 programming that will feature globally-celebrated films and internationally-acclaimed filmmakers. We’re also especially proud of how our team was able to quickly innovate in the face of current challenges and develop a world-class portal to present the IFFSA experience to audiences at home. IFFSA will continue to take a leadership role in empowering South Asian voices.” IFFSA Founder and President Sunny Gill.

To view the full festival schedule, get FREE PASSES, and partake in the festival visit

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