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Film festival showcases international documentaries, short films, and feature films from South Asian filmmakers that live all over the globe

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  • C$10 for admission for two to one screening at Filmi (a C$20 value)

Guests broaden their cultural horizons with thought-provoking films made by South Asian filmmakers from around the world. The festival includes a lineup of documentaries, short films, and feature-length films. The festival takes place Thursday, September 25, through Sunday, September 28, at Carlton Cinema. Screening seating is first come, first served.


In 1999, the Filmi festival grew from a discouraging trend: South Asian filmmakers outside of the Bollywood circuit were underrepresented in the global film industry. Filmi—Hindi slang referring to anything associated with the Indian motion picture industry—enriches North American audiences with intimate glimpses into this unique artistic perspective. Since its inception in 2000, the festival has grown exponentially, screening dozens of documentaries, short films, and feature-length films created by emerging South Asian artists around the world. The staff carefully vets films for motifs that will easily translate to an international audience, bridging Eastern and Western perspectives through thought-provoking stories and instructional bridge-building videos.

Customer Reviews

It was AWESOME!!! Organizations like Filmi should be promoted more often. They are fabulous.
Atulya S. · September 30, 2012

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