Diaspora Film Festival

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

Diaspora in Short
The Visit (part of Diaspora in Short)

The Visit (part of Diaspora in Short)

Mahsa Mortazavi, Canada, 2017, 12 min, World premiere The Iranian filmmaker, Mahsa Mortazavi courageously captures both her and her mother’s dramatic story of love, separation, survival and the long lasting effects of the 1979 revolution.
The Absence (part of Diaspora in Short)

The Absence (part of Diaspora in Short)

Hawa Aliou N’diaye, Senegal/France, 2016, 8 min, Canadian Premiere My father moved away from the family. His absence ruined my childhood. Today, I have the impression that his spirit haunts me wherever I go. I see him in every old man I meet.
Big City (part of Diaspora in Short)

Big City (part of Diaspora in Short)

Jordan Bond and Lachlan Ryan, Australia, 2016, 9 min, Canadian Premiere Vijay, a lonely taxi driver who recently moved to Melbourne, picks up a stray drunk, Chris. Vijay’s distrust is slowly broken down as Chris befriends him. Over the course of the night Chris experiences some of Vijay's nightly troubles, and Vijay learns to see...