Diaspora Film Festival

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

2018 Festival
LAND

LAND

LAND Samiramis Kia, Canada, 2017, 11 min, in Dari and English with English Subtitles, Toronto Premiere Winner, Norman MacLaren Award, Montreal FF 2017 An old Afghan man in search of integration into his new society finds it in a strange way. Trailer
THE REPORTS ON SARAH AND SALEEM

THE REPORTS ON SARAH AND SALEEM

Muayad Alayan, 2018, Palestine/The Netherlands/Germany/Mexico, 127 min Winner, Audience Award, Tiger Award, Rotterdam IFF 2018; Sarah is Israeli and runs a café in West Jerusalem. Saleem is Palestinian from East Jerusalem and works as a deliveryman. Despite being worlds apart, Sarah and Saleem risk everything as they embark on an illicit affair that could tear apart their...
DAHA (MORE)

DAHA (MORE)

DAHA (MORE) Onur Saylak, Turkey, 2017, 115min, IN Turkish and Arabic with English Subtitles, North American Premiere Winner, Best Film, East End FF UK 2018; FIPRESCI Prize, Valladolid IFF 2017 Gaza is a 14-year-old boy who lives on the Aegean coast of Turkey. Together with his domineering father, he helps smuggle refugees from war-torn countries...
LIPSTICK UNDER MY BURKHA

LIPSTICK UNDER MY BURKHA

LIPSTICK UNDER MY BURKHA Alankrita Shrivastava, India, 2016, 116 min, in Hindi with English Subtitles, North American Premiere Winner, Grand Jury Prize, Film de Femmes 2017; Audience Award, Glasgow FF 2017; Audience Award, Granada FF 2017; Best Film, Best Performance, London Asian FF 2017; Audience Award, Minneapolis FF 2017; In rural India, a burkha-clad college...
Diaspora Film Festival 2018

Diaspora Film Festival 2018

Welcome to the 18th edition of DFF! Promised Land is the main theme of the festival this year Carlton Cinema and Ryerson University, Toronto 1 to 4 November 2018
OPENING NIGHT - RAWI HAGE BOOK READING

OPENING NIGHT – RAWI HAGE BOOK READING

Opening Night Literary and Poetic Imagery Evening Book reading and film screening Rawi Hage reads from his latest novel Beirut Hellfire Society
OPENING NIGHT - 24 FRAMES

OPENING NIGHT – 24 FRAMES

OPENING NIGHT – LITERARY AND POETIC IMAGERY EVENING 24 Frames is the last work of the Iranian master, Abbas Kiarostami, before his tragic death. A meditation bridging photography and cinema, his last work captures the moments immediately before and after a photograph is taken. In 24 tableau-style still images, Kiarostami takes us with him on a voyage...
THE REPORTS ON SARAH AND SALEEM

THE REPORTS ON SARAH AND SALEEM

Muayad Alayan, 2018, Palestine/The Netherlands/Germany/Mexico, 127 min Winner, Audience Award, Tiger Award, Rotterdam IFF 2018; Sarah is Israeli and runs a café in West Jerusalem. Saleem is Palestinian from East Jerusalem and works as a deliveryman. Despite being worlds apart, Sarah and Saleem risk everything as they embark on an illicit affair that could tear apart their...
LIPSTICK UNDER MY BURKHA

LIPSTICK UNDER MY BURKHA

LIPSTICK UNDER MY BURKHA Alankrita Shrivastava, India, 2016, 116 min, in Hindi with English Subtitles, North American Premiere Winner, Grand Jury Prize, Film de Femmes 2017; Audience Award, Glasgow FF 2017; Audience Award, Granada FF 2017; Best Film, Best Performance, London Asian FF 2017; Audience Award, Minneapolis FF 2017; In rural India, a burkha-clad college...