Filmi Toronto’s South Asian Film Festival Celebrating 20 Years!
December 9th – 10th, 2019
2019 Call for Submissions – 20th Filmi: Toronto’s South Asian film festival
Filmi20 is now accepting submissions of all genres: shorts, docs, animation, web series and features. We are looking for new, innovative thought-provoking films from any genre with a South Asian theme and films acted, written, directed by South Asians!
Filmi 19 will be held December 7th & 8th, 2019 at Harbourfront Centre Theatre.
Directed by Gail Harvey
Written by Fenulla Jiwani
Starring: Ariana Shams, Sarah Mennell, Fenulla Jiwani, Michelle Fisk and
Single mom Vicky, in the last three years since adopting precious
Akasha from Cambodia, is still amazed by the miracles that
spontaneously unfold around her. Eight-year-old Akasha is the epitome
of pure love and wisdom; it doesn’t take any effort for her to spread love
to the most troubled soul, to shed light upon the darkest of thoughts and
to emanate joy wherever she goes. One sunny fall afternoon, three lives
are deeply touched by Akasha’s powerful presence and play.
Gail Harvey is an award-winning photographer and film director who has studied under Norman Jewison, Wim Wenders and Arthur Penn, and was the third woman ever hired as a staff photographer at United Press International wire service. Her most recent venture is a production company called STRAIGHT SHOOTERS – in partnership with her daughter, award-winning actress Katie Boland. Their first project in production is a documentary film about Rickie Lee Jones, entitled The Other Side of Desire. Harvey has also directed award winning television shows Heartland, Lost Girl, Republic of Doyle, Murdoch Mysteries, as well as directing all the episodes of the HBO series The Line, and two movies for Lifetime Network, Four Extraordinary Woman and Home by Christmas.