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.
Viv, a beautiful young corporate climber falls into the depths of fear as she is stalked by a mysterious shadowy figure.
David, a corporate acquaintance witnesses her rapid decline and must decide whether to save her or dismiss her mental state.
A recent graduate from Seneca College Documentary Filmmaking Institute, model-turned- actress and dancer Shreya Patel has been featured in short lms, commercials and television segments. Some of her commercial credits include: Much Music Canada, Rogers Cup, and York- dale Mall. She is also a veteran of runways, having walked for international designers in North America, Asia and the Middle East and was showcased in Vogue India’s fth anniversary show and Fashion Fund Award.
Since coming back to Canada, the spotlight has turned into acting and lm production. She directed and edited a documentary called “Girl Up”, a lm about a girl who was a victim of domestic violence and human tra cking. Lastly, she also co-directed and acted in a fashion lm “One Left” for the Elle Canada Fashion Film Competition.
FRANCIS LUTA WRITER, DIRECTOR, EDITOR
Francis Luta is an emerging Canadian filmmaker with works ranging from fiction and non-fiction. His most recent film “Vivid” (2017) a short horror film about one woman’s rapid decline into paranoia and the struggles of mental illness, produced by Canon Canada for their launch of the EOS C700 cinema camera, lensed by award winning cinematographer Jeremy Benning csc (The Expanse, Killing Lincoln). “Attention of Men” (2016) is a short drama about the inner battles with sexuality and religion which stars Adam Kenneth Wilson (Manson, Reign, Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments). “Explorer” (2016) a short adventure documentary about modern day explorer Adam Shoalts which premiered at the Victoria Film Festival and Silveron International Film Festival. “The Legendary Mickey Parker” (2016) an introspective documentary about a 97 year old cancer and tuberculosis survivor which premieres at the Windsor Independent Film Festival. “Turbulence” (2016) a short dramedy about a breakup mid-flight which premiered at the Video Drunk Film Festival. “Butterfly” (2015) a short film shot entirely with a drone, explores the theme of grief and the supernatural which premiered at the Flying Robots International Film Festival. “The Story of 90 Sumach” (2015) a short documentary about the history of the CBC design building converted into one of the most iconic lofts in Toronto. “Wolf” (2015) a coming-of-age short mystery film about obsession and sexual urges which premiered at the Newfilmmakers New York Film Festival and archived at Cannes Short Film Corner. “The Hammer Band: Music Child” (2015) a short documentary about the organization that teaches kids learn how to play the violin in low-income neighborhoods of Toronto which won Best Music Video at the Toronto Short Film Festival. “Project Gelb” (2014) a 43 minute documentary about Asian-men-problems available on Amazon and Bell Fibe TV1 which premiered at the Equality International Film Festival in Kiev Ukraine, and “Seeing” (2014) a short film about blindness and revenge, lensed by powerhouse cinematographers Jeremy Benning csc and Adam Marsden csc (River, Hotline Bling Drake music video) produced by Cooke Optics. With a background in fine arts and graphic design, Francis Luta has exhibited art works in Berlin Germany and Toronto Canada, shows include Toronto International Art Fair, Berliner Kunstsalon and Preview Berlin.