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.
Premiere Status: New CUT
Title of the Film: Devoured
Country of Origin: Canada
Year of Production: 2017
Running Time in minutes: 6:58
A woman struggles to fight off the voices in her head : Is it simply a case of being off her meds or is something more sinister and supernatural lurking behind these thoughts?
Made for the 50 HOUR FILM Competition Fall 2017 – New edit for Filmi18
Director: Faisal Lutchmedial
Faisal has won two awards from the Writers Guild of Canada, one for his short film Useless Things (2009, 16 min) which won the WGC English Script Prize at the Festival du Nouveau Cinema Montreal, and the WGC Bell Media Diverse Screenwriters Award. The Bell Media distinction landed him the intern / story editor position on CTV’s hit series The Listener (Season 4), as well the show’s webseries that year. More recently Faisal has been developing his own series projects, and will be directing the Ontario Arts Council funded short fiction Beneath Us, about undocumented immigrant garment workers.
In documentary Faisal directed the third world labour rights feature My Cultural Divide (2006, 75 min) which played in festivals around the world, and edited the Canadian Screen Award nominee “Burgundy Jazz”, a Radio-Canada interactive and multiplatform project. He continues to work in both doc and fiction as an editor and motion graphics artist.