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.
Global Party Starters – Bout Us (f. Elise Estrada and J. Young)
The video is based on the true story of GPS co-founder SatsB and his wife Michelle. The video deals with the taboo in South Asian culture of dating and marrying outside of your culture and religion. Big thank you to Telus StoryHive and the BC Music Fund for letting us tell this story.
Directed by Elena Sarasom and Hussein DJ A-SLAM Alidina
Story by Sathish SatsB Bala
Produced by Shameer Punjani
With the help of the BC Music Fund, DJ A-SLAM has launched a new group called the “Global Party Starters”. In their short time as a group, GPS has already been nominated for two Canadian Songwriting Awards, and were semi-finalists in the Unsigned Only Music Competition. This project has also allowed DJ A-SLAM to take the directors seat. His first video, titled Follow Me, brought together international artists sharing their personal mantras. A-SLAM’s second treatment led to a Telus StoryHive music video grant. This video, titled “Bout Us”, has just released and will be screened at Toronto’s Filmy Festival as well and the Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival.