Diaspora Film Festival

IDFF provides Toronto audiences with an
opportunity to experience the cultural mosaic
of the present world through the medium
of cinema.

2012 Festival

An Evening with Atom Egoyan and Arsinée Khanjian

In Conversation with…

Filmmakers, actors, producers, and film scholars will be in attendance for intimate discussions with audience.                   Atom Egoyan and Arsinée Khanjian will share their CALENDAR with the audience. An on-stage interview and Q/A after the film screening. Monday, 5 November 2012, 7:00 PM, Innis Town Hall, Free...

An Evening with Atom Egoyan and Arsinée Khanjian

                            Calendar Atom Egoyan, Canada, 1993, 74 min. With: Arsinée Khanjian, Atom Egoyan In English, Armenian, Hebrew, Spanish, German, Arabic, Greek, Italian, Russian Monday, 5 November 2012, 7:00 PM, Innis Town Hall, Free Admission A photographer travels across Armenia to take photos of...
OPENING NIGHT: Screening + Live Concert

OPENING NIGHT: Screening + Live Concert

OPENING NIGHT: Screening + Live Concert Separate admission for each event In Collaboration with Ashkenaz Festival http://www.ashkenazfestival.com/ El Gusto Safinez Bousbia, Ireland/Algeria, 2011, 88 min In Arabic and French, with English Subtitles Winner, Arab-World Documentary’s Prize, Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2012 Canadian Premiere Opening Film, Thursday, 1 November 2012, 7:00 PM, Innis Town Hall Watch...

Diaspora in Short

A collection of three multi-award winning shorts examine the experience of escaping the country, living in exile, and being deported back. Silent River Anca Miruna Lazarescu, Romania/Germany, 2011, 30 min With: Toma Cuzin, Andi Vasluianu In Romanian, German, and Serbian, with English Subtitles Winner, Golden Bear, Best Short Film, Berlin International Film Festival; Prix UIP...
Mashalá

Mashalá

Cyrus Sundar Singh, Canada, 2008, 45 min In English, Spanish, Hebrew, with English Subtitles Sunday, 4 November 2012, 8:00 PM, Carlton Cinema, Free Admission, Director and Producer in attendance Watch trailer here http://www.salaamshalom.org/mashala.shtml Shot on location in Barcelona, Spain, this film depicts the music of MASHALÁ, a superb collection of world music players with Ellen...

York U Student Showcase

In collaboration with the Department of Film, York University A selection of best shorts made by film students Sunday, 4 November 2012, 2:00 PM, Carlton Cinema, Free Admission, Filmmakers in attendance The Fuse: or How I Burned Simon Bolivar – Igor Drljaca, Canada, 2012, 9 min The beginning of the conflict in Sarajevo from the...
Khaz-Push, Screening and Talk

Khaz-Push, Screening and Talk

Khaz-push: Screening and Lecture Sergei Kapterev will discuss the Soviet-Armenian epic film on the 1891 revolt of Iranian peasants and craftsmen. In partnership with the Foundation for Iranian Studies                           Khaz-Push Amo Bek-Nazarian, Soviet Union (Armenia), 1928, 75 min Silent Tuesday, 6 November...
Shanghai Gypsy

Shanghai Gypsy

With: Visar Vishka, Asli Bayram Marko Naberšnik, Slovania, 2012, 124 min. In Slovanian, Romani, Italian, with English Subtitles Winner, Best Screen play, Montreal Film Festival 2012 Toronto Premiere Friday, 2 November 2012, 9:00 PM, Carlton Cinema Saturday, 3 November 2012, 3:00 PM, Innis Town Hall Watch trailer here The story of four generations of the...
Hatred

Hatred

In Collaboration with Six Weeks of Iranian Arts Festival www.sixweeks.org Reza Dormishian, Iran, 2012, 84 min With: Baran Kosari, Babak Hamidian In Farsi and Turkish, with English Subtitles Toronto Premiere Watch trailer here Friday, 2 November 2012, 7:00 PM, Carlton Cinema Saturday, 3 November 2012, 9:00 PM, Innis Town Hall Zhaleh and Hamed are two...
Snackbar

Snackbar

Meral Uslu, The Netherlands, 2012, 83 min. With: Ali Cifteci, Nazmiye Oral In Dutch, Arabic, and Turkish, with English Subtitles Canadian Premiere Saturday, 3 November 2012, 1:00 PM, Innis Town Hall Watch trailer here This snack bar, owned by Ali, in a suburb of Rotterdam, is a refuge for the local Moroccan youth. They are...
Silent River

Silent River

Anca Miruna Lazarescu, Romania/Germany, 2011, 30 min. With: Toma Cuzin, Andi Vasluianu In Romanian, German, and Serbian, with English Subtitles Winner, Golden Bear, Best Short Film, Berlin International Film Festival; Prix UIP Tampere, Tampere International Short Film Festival; Grand Prix, Brussels Short Film Festival Canadian Premiere Part of “Diaspora in Short”, Saturday, 3 November 2012,...
Shun Li and the Poet

Shun Li and the Poet

Andrea Serge, Italy/France, 2011, 100 min. With: Tao Zhao, Rade Serbedzija In Italian, with English Subtitles Winner, FEDIC Award, Laterna Magica Prize & Lina Mangiacapre Award, Venice Film Festival; Satyajit Ray Award, London Film Festival Canadian Premiere Saturday, 3 November 2012, 9:00 PM, Carlton Cinema Sunday, 4 November 2012, 2:00 PM, Innis Tawn Hall Watch...
Material

Material

Craig Freimond, South Africa, 2012, 93 min. With: Vincent Ebrahim, Riaad Moosa In English Official Selection, London Film Festival 2012, Busan Film Festival 2012, Montreal Film Festival 2012 Toronto Premiere Saturday, 3 November 2012, 7:00 PM, Carlton Cinema Sunday, 4 November 2012, 8:00 PM, Innis Town Hall, Vincent Ebrahim in attendance Watch trailer here Cassim...
Kuma

Kuma

Umut Dag, Austria, 2012, 93 min. With: Nihal G. Koldas, Begüm Akkaya In German and Turkish, with English Subtitles Winner, Best Film, Salerno Shadowline Film Festival; Audience Award, Lecce Festival of European Cinema Canadian Premiere Saturday, 3 November 2012, 7:00 PM, Innis Town Hall Watch trailer here: http://www.kuma-film.com/en/trailer In her small Turkish village, everyone believes...
Journey of No Return – Last Stop Frankfurt Airport

Journey of No Return – Last Stop Frankfurt Airport

Güclü Yaman, Germany/Turkey, 2011, 25 min. In German with English Subtitles Winner, Best Film, Milan International Film Festival; Best Short Film, Warsaw International Film Festival; Best Script, Telluride Indie Festival Canadian Premiere Part of “Diaspora in Short”, Saturday, 3 November 2012, 1:00 PM, Free Admission  Based on the true story of a Sudanese refugee, Aamir...
Indignados (The Outraged)

Indignados (The Outraged)

Tony Gatlif, France, 2012, 88 min. In French, Greek, Spanish, Wolof, with English Subtitles Canadian Premiere Friday, 2 November 2012, 9:00 PM, Innis Town Hall Saturday, 3 November 2012, 3:00 PM, carlton Cinema Watch trailer here In 2010, Stephane Hessel, a 93-year-old Frenchman, a resistance veteran and a former diplomat and author, published a lean...
Generation Kunduz: The War of the Others

Generation Kunduz: The War of the Others

Martin Gerner, Germany, 2011, 80 min. In Farsi Dari, with English Subtitles Winner, Golden Dove, Leipzig DOK Festival 2012 Toronto Premiere Saturday, 3 November 2012, 5:00 PM, Carlton Cinema Watch trailer here: http://www.generation-kunduz.de/Trailer-e.html In Sept. 2009 a German military officer ordered an attack on two fuel trucks, resulting in 90 deaths, mostly civilian. The film...
Embracing Voices: The Woman Behind the Music of Jane Bunnett

Embracing Voices: The Woman Behind the Music of Jane Bunnett

Elisa Paloschi, Canada/Cuba, 2011, 70 min. With: Jane Bunnett, Larry Cramer, Kellylee Evans, Creole Choir of Cuba In English and Spanish with English Subtitles Sunday, 4 November 2012, 6:00 PM, Carlton Cinema Canadian jazz luminary Jane Bunnett, Juno award winner, Grammy nominee, recipient of the Order of Canada, came back from the brink as she...
El Gusto

El Gusto

Safinez Bousbia, Ireland/Algeria, 2011, 88 min. In Arabic and French, with English Subtitles Winner, Arab-World Documentary’s Prize, Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2012 Canadian Premiere Opening Film, Thursday, 1 November 2012, 7:00 PM, Innis Town Hall Chaabi is a genre of popular Algerian music that arose out of a felicitous melding of Berber melodies, religious chants...
De President (The President)

De President (The President)

Erik de Bruyn, The Netherlands, 2011, 90 min. With: Achmed Akkabi, Najib Amhali In Dutch with English Subtitles Canadian Premiere Sunday, 4 November 2012, 4:00 PM, Carlton Cinema Watch trailer here Heroes are born every day, but then again, so are goats. When Joes and his Cousin Hamid leave the goat herding of their native...
Crulic - The Path to Beyond

Crulic – The Path to Beyond

Anca Damian, Romania/Poland, 2011, 73 min. With: Sandrine Bonnaire, Vlad Ivanov In Romanian with English Subtitles Winner, Don Quixote Award, Locarno International Film Festival; Special Jury Prize, Polish Film Festival; FACE Award, Istanbul International Film Festival; Grand Prix, Annecy International Animated Film Festival Canadian Premiere Saturday, 3 November 2012, 5:15 PM, Innis Town Hall Watch...
Beauty

Beauty

Daniela Seggiaro, Argentina, 2012, 83 min. With: Rosmeri Segundo Daniela Seggiaro, Argentina, 2012, 83 min With: Rosmeri Segundo In Spanish and Wichi Lhämtes, with English Subtitles Official Selection, Berlin Film Festival 2012, Seattle International Film Festival 2012 Canadian Premiere Sunday 4 November 2012, 4:00 PM, Innis Town Hall   Watch trailer here Delicately observed, Beauty tells the...
Batman at Checkpoint

Batman at Checkpoint

Rafael Balulu, Germany/Israel, 2012, 10 min. In Hebrew and Arabic with English Subtitles Winner, Berlin Today Award, Berlin International Film Festival 2012 Canadian Premier Sunday 4 November 2012, 8:00 PM, Carlton Cinema, Free Admission Precedes MASHALA, Sunday 4 November 2012, 8:00 PM, Carlton Cinema, Free Admission An Israeli car and a Palestinian car are stuck...
Aliyah

Aliyah

  Elie Wajeman, France, 2012, 90 min With: Pio Marmaï, Cédric Kahn, Adèle Haenel In French and Hebrew, with English Subtitles Winner, Directors’ Fortnight, Cannes Film Festival 2012 Canadian Premiere Sunday, 4 November 2012, 6:00 PM, Innis Town Hall Watch trailer here Paris. Alex is twenty-seven. He makes a living selling hash and pays off...
IDFF-2012

IDFF-2012

IDFF12 – 12th International Diaspora Film Festival _________________________________ Toronto, 1 to 6 November 2012 – IDFF provides Toronto audiences with an opportunity to experience the cultural mosaic of the present world through the medium of cinema 2012 Venues: Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave., Toronto, M5S 1J5 (off St. George Street, Subway: St. George) Carlton Cinemas, 20 Carlton St.,...