The Sikh Foundation of Canada is planning for the 2nd Annual Sikh International Film Festival Toronto in the Fall of 2014. The Festival will shine a spotlight on uniquely Sikh stories and Sikh storytellers, with a special focus on documentaries, features and short films that celebrate the rich heritage and cultural contributions of Sikhs around the world.
SIFFT was founded to support and encourage the production and promotion of films based on the wealth of Sikh stories and perspectives, share them with mainstream and industry audiences, and create opportunities for and provide resources to the next generation of Sikh-Canadian filmmakers.
The growing Sikh community in the Greater Toronto Area provides an eager audience base for the SIFFT, while Toronto's well deserved reputation as a film city allows for the cultivation of a broader audience of film fans, promoting cultural understanding and appreciation among film buffs from across the GTA.
The Sikh International Film Festival Toronto is destined to become Canada's premier celebration of Sikh stories, and will serve as an incubator and launching pad for the next generation of Sikh storytellers.