2021 SCHEDULE

Thursday, Aug 12, 2021 | The Home And The World – Celebrating Satyajit Ray’s Centenary

IFFSA Live

6:00 PM EST – Festival Kickoff

  • Festival Opening and Welcome
  • Message by The Honourable Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
  • Message by The Honourable Premier Doug Ford
  • Message by The Honourable Minister Bardish Chagger
  • Message by The Honourable Minister Lisa MacLeod
  • Message by Mayor Bonnie Crombie
  • Message by Mayor Patrick Brown
  • Message by Consul General of India Apoorva Srivastava
  • Message by Other Dignitaries
  • 100 Years of Satyajit Ray: Why do we celebrate the Maestro? – By IFFSA Ambassador, and Renowned Director, Anup Singh [TIFF, IFFR, Locarno]
  • Tribute to Satyajit Ray – By Renowned Director Adoor Gopalakrishnan [Padma Shri, Eighteen National Film Awards, BFI, Venice]
  • Tribute to Satyajit Ray – By Renowned Director Deepa Mehta [Order of Canada, Order of Ontario, Governor General’s Award, Doctor of Letters, Doctor of Laws, Canadian Screen Awards, TIFF]
  • Tribute to Satyajit Ray – By Renowned Director Goutam Ghose [Sixteen National Film Awards, Cannes, Venice]

6:40 PM EST – An introduction to Satyajit Ray’s The Home And The World (Ghare Baire)

IFFSA Virtual Theatre

6:45 PM EST- Premiere: The Home And The World (Ghare Baire) [Bengali with English Subtitles] [Available for 48 hours only]

IFFSA Live

9:00 PM EST- The Home And The World – Keynote Address on Satyajit Ray: By Renowned Director Kumar Shahani [Three National Film Awards, Three Filmfare Awards, IFFR FIPRESCI Award Winner]. [WMS 2021]

Friday, Aug 13, 2021 | The Home And The World II + L ove, Lament, and Rebellion + Kaleidoscope

IFFSA Live

6:00 PM EST – Day Two Kickoff

6:10 PM EST – Satyajit Ray Tributes: Mostafa Sarwar Farooki [Oscars, IFFR], Richie Mehta [TIFF, Venice, Emmy], Q [Berlinale, Sundance]

6:20 PM EST – Masterclass with Iconic Actor Shabana Azmi [Padma Bhushan, Padma Shri, Five National Film Awards, Numerous International Awards and Honorary Doctorates]. Hosted by Renowned Director Pushpendra Singh [IFFR, Berlinale, Busan]. [WMS 2021]

8:10 PM EST – An introduction to Satyajit Ray’s Charulata

IFFSA Virtual Theatre

8:15 PM EST– Premiere: Charulata [Bengali with English Subtitles] [Available for 24 hours only] 

8:30 PM EST – Premiere: The Tenant [Hindi + English with English Subtitles] [Available for 48 hours only]

8:30 PM EST – Premiere: Kaleidoscope Films [Available for the duration of the Festival]

  • Aloo [Hindi, Marathi + English with English Subtitles]
  • Birdwatching [Urdu + English with English Subtitles]
  • Candlepin [English]
  • Chocolate Starfish [Kannada with English Subtitles]
  • Elegy [English]
  • For Each Other [Assamese with English Subtitles]
  • Laali [Hindi with English Subtitles]
  • Mango Jam [Hindi + English with English Subtitles]
  • Shabnam [Persian with English Subtitles]
  • The Miniaturist Of Junagadh  [Hindi with English Subtitles]

Saturday, Aug 14, 2021 | The Home And The World III + Contemporary Voices + Kaleidoscope

IFFSA Live

5:00 PM EST – Day Three Kickoff

5:10 PM EST – Satyajit Ray Tributes: Srijit Mukherjee [National Film Award], Gurvinder Singh [Cannes, Venice], Aditya Vikram Sengupta [National Film Award, IFFR, Venice]

5:20 PM EST – Journey of a Director: Masterclass with Renowned Director Richie Mehta [TIFF, Venice, Emmy Award]. Hosted by Renowned Journalist Naman Ramachandran [Variety] [WMS 2021]

6:20 PM EST – Masterclass with Renowned Actor Abhay Deol [Dev.D, Manorama Six Feet Under, Ek Chalis Ki Last Local, Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Socha Na Tha, Happy Bhag Jayegi, Line of Descent]. Hosted by Director of Programming, Avi Grewal [IFFSA]. [WMS 2021]

7:10 PM EST – Masterclass with Iconic Actor Sharmila Tagore [Padma Bhushan, Two National Film Awards, Two Filmfare Awards, Cannes, Berlinale]. Hosted by Renowned Filmmaker and Archivist Shivendra Singh Dungarpur [National Film Awards, MIFF]. [WMS 2021]

8:10 PM EST – An introduction to Satyajit Ray’s The Hero (Nayak)

IFFSA Virtual Theatre

8:15 PM EST –Premiere: The Hero (Nayak) [Bengali with English Subtitles] [Available for 24 hours only]

8:30 PM EST – Premiere: The Fourth Direction (Chauthi Koot) [Punjabi with English Subtitles] [Available for 48 hours only]

8:30 PM EST – Premiere: 12 x 12 Untitled (Barah By Barah) [Hindi with English Subtitles] [Available for 48 hours only]

8:30 PM EST – Premiere: Kaleidoscope Films [Available for the duration of the Festival]

  • Annual Day [Marathi with English Subtitles]
  • Congratulations [Urdu + English with English Subtitles]
  • Hide And Seek [Spanish with English Subtitles]
  • Rammat Gammat [Gujarati with English Subtitles]
  • Sambhar Project 2020 PlayLab South Asia [Bengali, Hindi + English with English Subtitles]
  • Shadow Bird [Hindi with English Subtitles]
  • What Did you Think? [Hindi + English with English Subtitles]

Sunday, Aug 15, 2021 | The Home And The World IV + The Feminine Mystique + Kaleidoscope

IFFSA Live

5:00 PM EST – Day Four Kickoff

5:10 PM EST – Satyajit Ray Tributes: Prateek Vats [Berlinale], Akshay Indikar [Berlinale], Kamal KM [Zurich]

5:20 PM EST – Masterclass with Iconic Journalist, Script Writer and Costume Designer Shama Zaidi [Cannes, Berlinale. Thirty Feature Films with World Renowned Directors including Satyajit Ray, Shyam Benegal, Girish Karnad, Muzaffar Ali, M S Sathyu. Filmography: Garam Hawa, Shatranj Ke Khilari, Umrao Jaan, Mandi, The Making Of The Mahatama, Sardari Begum, Mrigtrishna]. Hosted by Renowned Writer, Director and Journalist Madhuja Mukherjee [IFFR, TIFF]. [WMS 2021]

6:00 PM EST – Satyajit Ray’s Cinematography: Masterclass  [WMS 2021] 

IFFSA Virtual Theatre

7:00 PM EST – Premiere: Fire In The Mountains [Hindi with English Subtitles] [Available for 48 hours only]

7:00 PM EST – Premiere: The Shepherdess And The Seven Songs (Laila Aur Satt Geet)  [Hindi + Gojri with English Subtitles] [Available for 48 hours only]

7:15 PM EST – Premiere: Kaleidoscope Films [Available for the Duration of the Festival]

  • An Early Spring [Pahari, Hindi + Punjabi with English Subtitles]
  • Antarvasna [Hindi + Marathi with English Subtitles]
  • Blood Moon [English]
  • Happy Birthday [Hindi with English Subtitles]
  • Purple Kisses [Urdu + Hindi + English with English Subtitles]
  • Rimi [Hindi + English with English Subtitles]
  • The Girl With The Red Ribbons [Tamil with English Subtitles]
  • The Indignity [Urdu with English Subtitles]
  • The Last Rights  [Hindi with English Subtitles]
  • Unresolved [Hindi + English with English Subtitles]
  • Weekend [Marathi + English with English Subtitles]

IFFSA Live

8:30 PM EST – Panel discussion: Fire In The Mountains [WMS 2021]

9:15 PM EST – Panel discussion: The Shepherdess And The Seven Songs (Laila Aur Satt Geet) [WMS 2021]

Monday, Aug 16, 2021 | Pain of Prejudice + Kaleidoscope

IFFSA Live

6:00 PM EST – Day Five Kickoff

6:10 PM EST – Forum: Pain of Prejudice

IFFSA Virtual Theatre

7:00 PM EST – Premiere: Zollywood [Marathi with English Subtitles] [Available for 48 hours only]

7:00 PM EST – Premiere: The Knot [Hindi with English Subtitles] [Available for 48 hours only]

7:00 PM EST – Premiere: The Last Out [Spanish + English with English Subtitles] [Available for 48 hours only]

7:00 PM EST – Premiere: The Single Tumbler [Tamil with English Subtitles] [Available for 48 hours only]

7:15 PM EST – Premiere: Kaleidoscope Films [Available for the Duration of the Festival]

  • Angh [Konyak with English]
  • Distant [English]
  • Good Girl Rose [Tagalog + English with English Subtitles]
  • Invisible Brown Man [English]
  • Letters From Your Far Off Country [Hindi, Urdu + English with English Subtitles]
  • Off Duty [English]
  • Sita [Hindi with English Subtitles]
  • The Beard (Dadhi) [Hindi with English Subtitles]
  • Unknown Caller [English]

Tuesday, Aug 17, 2021 | Frame of Mind + Kaleidoscope

IFFSA Live

6:00 PM EST – Day Six Kickoff

6:10 PM EST – Panel Discussion + Stories of Courage and Survival

IFFSA Virtual Theatre

7:00 PM EST – Premiere: Metamorphosis In The Slaughter House [Persian with English Subtitles] [Available for 48 hours only]

7:15 PM EST – Premiere: Kaleidoscope Films [Available for the Duration of the Festival]

  • An Irrelevant Dialogue [Bengali with English Subtitles]
  • An Open Sky [Hindi with English Subtitles]
  • Burn [English]
  • Checking Out [English]
  • Imaginary Homes [Punjabi with English Subtitles]
  • MyMirror [Tamil with English Subtitles]
  • O.C.D. [English]
  • Stardust [English]
  • The Great Artist [English]
  • The Wonder Girl [English]
  • This Bank Of The River [Urdu with English Subtitles]
  • Until The Quiet Comes [Urdu with English Subtitles]

Wednesday, Aug 18, 2021 | Love is Love is Love + Kaleidoscope

IFFSA Live

6:00 PM EST – Day Seven Kickoff

6:10 PM EST – Panel Discussion + Stories of Love and Acceptance

7:00 PM EST – Masterclass with the Versatile Actor Divya Dutta [National Award, FilmFare Award, Cannes, TIFF]. Hosted by Director of Programming, Avi Grewal [IFFSA]. [WMS 2021]

7:50 PM EST – An introduction to Deepa Mehta’s Fire, and Funny Boy

IFFSA Virtual Theatre

8:00 PM EST – Premiere: Fire [English + Hindi with English Subtitles] [Available for 48 hours only]

8:00 PM EST – Premiere: Funny Boy [Tamil, Sinhala + English with English Subtitles] [Available for 48 hours only]

8:15 PM EST – Premiere: Kaleidoscope Films Premiere [Available for the Duration of the Festival]

  • Begum Parvathi [Tamil with English Subtitles]
  • Closet Supes [English]
  • No Beloved [Urdu with English Subtitles]
  • Nothing But A Human [Hindi + English with English Subtitles]
  • Sheer Qorma [Hindi with English Subtitles – Available for 48 hours only]
  • Shikhandi [Bengali + Hindi with English Subtitles]
  • The Lonely Prince [English]

Thursday, Aug  19, 2020 | Canadian Panorama + Kaleidoscope

IFFSA Live

6:00 PM EST – Day Eight Kickoff

6:10 PM EST – Panel Discussion: Funding Diverse Canadian Screen Productions with Rod Butler [Director, Programs and Policy, Canada Media Fund] and Anna Newallo [Program Consultant, Film Fund, Ontario Creates]. Hosted by Acclaimed Canadian Actor, Writer and Producer Supinder Wraich [Canadian Screen Award]. [WMS 2021]

7:10 PM EST – Panel Discussion: The Pitch and Chase – Navigating the Road to Working with OTT Platforms with Zach Feldberg [Head of YA Digital Originals, CBC], Jennifer Shin [Director of Development, Comedy, CBC Gem] and Tina Apostolopoulos [Production Executive, Factual and Reality, Bell Media]. Hosted by Acclaimed Canadian Actor, Writer and Producer Supinder Wraich [Canadian Screen Award]. [WMS 2021]

IFFSA Virtual Theatre

8:00 PM EST – Premiere: Fall Back Down [English] [Available for 96 hours only]

8:15 PM EST – Premiere: Kaleidoscope Films [Available for the Duration of the Festival]

  • Atone [English]
  • Cinnamon Tea [English]
  • Inside [English]
  • Kal Kare So Aaj [English + Hindi with English Subtitles]
  • Khof [Urdu with English Subtitles]
  • Me | Her [English]
  • Men At War [English]
  • Mirror O Mirror [Hindi + English with English Subtitles]
  • Perfect Daughter [English + Punjabi with English Subtitles]
  • Say No For A Kiss [English]
  • Strong Son [English]
  • Tadwim [English]
  • The Doctrine[English]
  • The Mother Wound [English + Punjabi with English Subtitles]

Friday, Aug 20, 2021 | Many Cinemas of South Asia + Kaleidoscope

IFFSA Live

6:00 PM EST – Day Nine Kickoff

IFFSA Virtual Theatre

6:30 PM EST – Premiere: Blue Bird (Neeli Hakki) [Kannada with English Subtitles] [Available for 48 hours only]

6:30 PM EST – Premiere: Human Nature (Vrutti) [Marathi with English Subtitles] [Available for 48 hours only]

6:30 PM EST – Premiere: Dhaka Dream [Bengali with English Subtitles] [Available for 48 hours only]

6:30 PM EST – Premiere: The Other Side Of The River (Mrugtrushna) [Gujarati with English Subtitles] [Available for 48 hours only]

6:45 PM EST – Premiere: Kaleidoscope Films [Available for the Duration of the Festival]

  • Corona Kaal [Gujarati with English Subtitles]
  • Duggi [Bengali with English Subtitles]
  • Mixi [No Dialogue]
  • Pralhad [Hindi + Marathi with English Subtitles]
  • STAGE 3/0 [Punjabi + Urdu with English Subtitles]
  • The Guardian Angel [Persian with English Subtitles]
  • Witness [Persian with English Subtitles]

IFFSA Live

8:00 PM EST – Musical Performance

Saturday, Aug 21, 2021 | The Home And The World V + Many Musics of South Asian Cinema + Kaleidoscope

IFFSA Live

5:00 PM EST – Day Ten Kickoff

5:10 PM EST – Satyajit Ray Tributes: Neeraj Ghaywan [National Film Award, Cannes], Pushpendra Singh [IFFR, Berlinale, Busan]

5:20 PM EST – Satyajit Ray’s Music: Masterclass with Renowned Music Composer Shantanu Moitra [National Film Award, Filmfare Award. Filmography: 3 Idiots, Parineeta, Naa Bangaaru Talli, Gulabo Sitabo, Lage Raho Munna Bhai, Raajneeti, PK]. [WMS 2021]

6:10 PM EST – An introduction to Satyajit Ray’s The Music Room (Jalsaghar)

IFFSA Virtual Theatre

6:15 PM EST – Premiere: The Music Room (Jalsaghar) [Bengali with English Subtitles] [Available for 48 hours only]

6:30 PM EST – Premiere: Kaleidoscope Films [Available for the Duration of the Festival]

  • 1978 [Urdu + Hindi + English with English Subtitles]
  • American Anomie [English + Russian with English Subtitles]
  • Last Night In Vegas [English]
  • Raqs [Urdu with English Subtitles]
  • Woh Umeed Ki Manzil [Hindi + Urdu with English Subtitles]

IFFSA Live

8:00 PM EST – Musical Performance

Sunday, Aug 22, 2020 | The Bright Lights of Cinema

IFFSA Live

5:00 PM EST – Closing Day Kickoff

5:10 PM EST – Journey of an Actor: Masterclass with Canadian Actor and Rising International Star Hamza Haq [Canadian Screen Awards. Transplant]. Hosted by the Oscar Nominated Writer, Director and Producer Sami Khan [WMS 2021]

6:00 PM EST – An introduction to  the Festival Closing Films

IFFSA Virtual Theatre

6:30 PM EST – Premiere: Festival Closing Films

  • Choronicle Of Space (Sthalpuran) [Marathi with English Subtitles] [Available for 48 hours only]
  • Pebbles (Koozhangal) [Tamil with English Subtitles] [Available for 48 hours only]

IFFSA Live

8:00 PM EST – Festival Closing and Musical Performance

*Festival management reserves the right to modify schedule and replace films under unforeseen circumstances. All film screenings are for 18+ audience.