Posted on December 8, 2020 at 1:43 am

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Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival Goes Virtual This Year

Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival Goes Virtual This Year


Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival Goes Virtual This Year

The Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival (VISAFF) is bringing some cheer to 2020 with this year’s festival adapting to the times and going virtual to entertain you. The festival will run from December 11-13, showcasing 10 films and various panel discussions and workshops.

VISAFF is in it’s tenth year and has been one of the annual highlights in the South Asian Community. The festival has added some glitz and glamour to the Lower Mainland with Bollywood celebrities and filmmakers making appearances over the years.

While this year is very different from all the others due to the pandemic, VISAFF still promises maximum entertainment with a selection of fantastic films and panel discussions. The festival opens with the not-to-be-missed screening of the feature film White Elephant, a self-love story, followed by a panel discussion with the cast and crew.

The other films lined up for the festival are Showstopper, Odd Girl, The Wingless, Prisoner, One Last Shot, Infinite 8, The Interview, and Bonded, with Behind the Bhangra Boys as the special closing film.

The festival promises 100 percent Canadian content this year. It will culminate with The Special Edition – a fireside chat between Raj Arneja who is the Director of Corporate Engagement and Philanthropy and Co-owner of Nanak Foods and Author of Love at First Sight – A Mother’s Journey to Adoption, and Colby Sharma LL.B., self-published author of The Curveball and son of leadership expert and writer Robin Sharma.

“During these unprecedented times, we would like to ensure that Canadian filmmakers are highlighted on virtual platforms through VISAFF, says festival producer Mannu Sandhu.“Many South Asian cultural activities were canceled over the past few months, so we made it our priority to create a program where the community can come together digitally and at no cost to our viewers.”

For more information about VISAFF, schedule and access to the virtual festival, please visit

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