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: Toronto Premiere
Title of the Film: Tabdeeli
Country of Origin: Canada
Year of Production: 2017
Running Time in minutes: 27
Tabdeeli “Change” is about young East Indian males in the drug trade, and how their actions affect themselves and their families in the long run. This film has a great message to all young gang bangers, who want to live this lifestyle, but when the smoke settles and the hype is gone, the only people that are there for you is family. We don’t want to give away the rest of the story but this film is about change.
Director: Vimal Parmar
I’ve only been shooting films for a few years now but my journey to this point, has lead me to be taken under the wing of many amazing creatives in this industry. I’m now trying to tell my own stories with all the knowledge I’ve gained and hope to keep learning as a filmmaker.
Story of a Sikh is the journey of discovery into what is a complex social dilemma. I was brought in to help tell this story through the eyes of Jag Dhaliwal, and together we put in over a 100% to try and tell the story of struggle and strife and overcoming obstacles that can be found in life. Told in a very real way, we used this perfect medium known as film to bring you with us along this dark journey.
I hope that our project resonates with the audience in the ways it was meant to and we certainly hope you enjoy this film.