About

VISAFF is a not-for-profit cultural organization with a mission to bridge the gap between South Asian film creatives and mainstream audiences.

The sixth annual Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival (VISAFF) takes place November 25-27, 2016 in Vancouver

This year’s theme: Bollywood & Beyond will celebrate stories chosen to engage, educate and inspire audiences by promoting free expression, cross-cultural interactions and understanding, and combating intolerance and stereotypes. Specifically it promotes diverse stories of South Asians through films from Vancouver and the global South Asian Diaspora, The festival will include features, shorts, documentaries, special events that connect directors, actors, producers, community organizations, sponsorship partners and South Asian cinephiles. Outside of the festival, VISAFF engages in year-round film programming and cultural interactions that align with our mission.

CO-FOUNDERS

  • Agam Darshi- Riedinger
  • Patricia Isaac

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

ADVISORY COUNCIL

  • Raj Arneja
  • Paula McGlynn
  • Jamshed Mistry
  • Vivek Savkur

VISAFF 2015 CO-PRODUCERS

  • Jessie Lehail
  • Mannu Sandhu

VISAFF 2015 TEAM

  • Gautum Arora - Digital Creative
  • Rick Barmi - Experiential Marketing
  • Kartik Chatapuram -Volunteer Coordinator
  • BJ Gill - Experiential Marketing
  • Vishal Hiralal- Finance
  • Sunny Kainth - Experiential Marketing
  • Nitin Kumar - Sponsorship
  • Panzy Sandhu- Operations and Logistics
  • Sowjanya Sekhar- Graphic Designer