Diaspora Film Festival

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

2016 Festival
Shahrzaad’s Tale

Shahrzaad’s Tale

Shahin Parhami, Canada/Iran/South Korea, 2015, 129 min, In Farsi with English Subtitles Toronto Premiere Official Selection, Busan International Film Festival 2015; Fribourg International Film Festival 2016; Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 2015; Montreal World Film Festival 2016; San Francisco Iranian Film Festival 2016; In Competition: Asia Pacific Screen Award. Shahrzaad’s Tale is a story of...
Soy Nero

Soy Nero

Rafi Pitts, USA, 2016, 120 min, in English and Spanish with English Subtitles Toronto Premiere Winner, Bucharest FF 2016: Festival Prize; Nominated, Berlin FF 2016: Golden Bear, Amnesty International Nero is a 19-year-old deported Mexican. After several attempts he finally manages to return to his hometown, Los Angeles, to find his older brother Jesus. When...
Roj Means Sun

Roj Means Sun

Mahsa Razavi, Canada, 2016, 18 min, in Kurdish with English Subtitles North American Premiere Rojin, a Kurdish- Canadian girl battles both her mother and her mother tongue, as she grieves the recent death of her father, killed in a battle in the Shingal Mountains, Iraqi Kurdistan.