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.
Director: Sid Sawant
Duration: 4 Minutes
Starring: Divya Nagpal & Danesh Shetty
Written by: Aditya Rawal
A mother deals with the hardships of raising her son as a single parent in India. Dealing with a set of cultural taboos a mothers journey provides insight as to some of the difficult decisions a parent has to make in order to protect and raise her kin. Simultaneously “Old Film Songs” portrays the growth of a young boy in India as he curbs the understanding of how the world works while battling the difficulties of growing up without a father.
Director: Sid Sawant
An Artist in all forms: from film to photography, screen to stage, lens to literary.
As an actor, Sid is an honours graduate of Humber College’s Acting for Film and
Television program, with aspirations for international cinemas and theatrical
stages. Prior to Humber College, Sid completed his Regional Arts diploma though
Cawthra Park, where the love for performance was developed. Sid continues to
keep a balance between film and theatre. Recent productions include award
winning independent short SUN (2015), Dowry (2015), and the Houston Worldfest
Gold Remi winner Street Soldiers (2015). Recent theatrical performances works
include Case #99 (2016), Dance Like A Man (2014), Seven Steps Around The Fire
(2013) and Taj (2011), which was a part of the LuminaTO Theatre festival. Sid’s
efforts in the arts have been recognized with his winning of the Marty for Emerging Theatre in 2016. This is the first of many successes for this aspiring actor with upcoming releases internationally. Behind the scenes Sid works in a variety of departments in both film and theatre. His knowledge as a photographer has moved into cinematography, right into lighting design and sound production for both mediums. His love for technology and new innovations has currently landed him a position at Playfight VFX, one of the leading Visual Effects studios in Canada. Sid makes his directorial debut in the independent short Old Film Songs. A new journey for Sid has begun working more on production level while retaining his artistic roots on the performance side. Sid Sawant’s passion for the arts stems from his family and he is grateful for their continued support.