Diaspora Film Festival

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

2012 Festival

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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...

An Evening with Atom Egoyan and Arsinée Khanjian

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...
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,...
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...
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.,...