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BUILDING SOUTH ASIAN CANADIAN NARRATIVE THROUGH CINEMA

PRESENTING 2021 WINNERS

THE CHASE

GURJEET BASSI

THE CHASE
INDIAN STANDARD TIME TRAVEL

KASHIF PASTA

INDIAN STANDARD TIME TRAVEL
COPELESS

JASKARAN SINGH

COPELESS
MY SON WENT QUIET

IAN BAWA

MY SON WENT QUIET
ANOTHER VISIT

HAARIS QADRI

ANOTHER VISIT

South Asians have been a part of the Canadian story for over 120 years, but are vastly under represented in cinematic media. With 2 million+ South Asians living in Canada, it is time they have a platform to help bring forward their stories more accurately and fairly, and share their compelling experiences with Canadians. IFFSA has launched IFFSA Talent Fund to support the development, promotion and celebration of South Asian Canadian talent and cinematic arts with a long-term strategy of building South Asian Canadian narrative through cinema. BRIGHT LIGHTS IS THE PIONEER PROGRAM UNDER THIS INITIATIVE. In it's 1st year, the Fund will support five short narrative projects with assistance of up to $75000 in total.

IT'S AN IFFSA INITIATIVE