BMO and Great Gulf Group Partner with PIFF | IFFSA | Toronto

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To Celebrate South Asian Culture

By A Correspondent

The Punjabi International Film Festival (PIFF) and International Film Festival of South Asia (IFFSA) announced that BMO Bank of Montreal has renewed its partnership for a second year.  Together with BMO, the festival will showcase a selection of the best feature films, documentaries and short films from around the world, celebrating the rich diversity of South Asian and Punjabi cultures.  As Title Sponsor, BMO will support all events and activities throughout BMO PIFF | IFFSA | Toronto 2014, this year taking place May 15th to 19th in various locations across the GTA.

“We are proud to be part of this year’s celebration of South Asian and Punjabi culture,” says Paul Sabbagh, Vice President, Commercial Banking GTA West, BMO Bank of Montreal.  “By partnering with one of the largest international film festivals in North America, BMO continues to celebrate and support the cultural richness that PIFF | IFFSA fosters so remarkably well.”

In addition to showcasing a lineup of feature, short and documentary films, BMO PIFF | IFFSA | Toronto  2014 will include gala events, film parties, concerts, industry events and more as it celebrates South Asian Heritage Month.

“We are very excited to have BMO with us again,” says Sunny Gill, PIFF | IFFSA President. “We look forward to celebrating the strength and success of our international film festival with one of Canada’s leading financial institutions.  As we bring Punjabi and other South Asian cultures to an audience of all cultural backgrounds, we share a truly global experience.”

The Punjabi International Film Festival (PIFF) and International Film Festival of South Asia (IFFSA) on April 13, announced their new partnership with Great Gulf Group. This will mark the first year of a three-year commitment for PIFF | IFFSA with one of the GTA and Southwestern Ontario's top urban and residential home builders. Together with Great Gulf, the festival will showcase a selection of the best feature films, documentaries and short films from around the world, celebrating the rich diversity of Indian and Punjabi cultures.  Great Gulf will support several festival events and activities taking place May 15th to 19th in various locations across the GTA.

“We are proud to support this vibrant South Asian Festival celebrating the unique culture of the Indian and Punjabi communities. We appreciate the contribution the communities have made to our growth in southern Ontario and wish to continue to strengthen these bonds through cultural partnerships. We congratulate the organizers and look forward to seeing you at this year's festival", said Christopher Wein, President, Great Gulf Residential.

 Most of the festival events are free to the public.  Visit BMO PIFF | IFFSA | Toronto 2014 online at www.pifftoronto.com for all the latest information about the festival.

About BMO PIFF | IFFSA

BMO PIFF | IFFSA | Toronto 2014 will be a nine day extravaganza with short, documentary and feature length film screenings from around the world, on themes of Punjabi and various other South Asian cultures and identities. In addition, the festival will feature concerts, gala events, film parties, seminars,  workshops and networking opportunities with government representatives,  business leaders, local organizations that support film development, film stars,  producers, directors, members of the media and more.  This year’s FESTIVAL WEEKEND will take place from May 15 – 19, 2014 in Ontario, Canada with exciting and glamorous events planned for the cities of Toronto, Brampton and Mississauga. In addition, the launch events will happen during the month of April. FILMS IN MORE THAN NINE DIFFERENT LANGUAGES WILL BE SHOWCASED AT THE FESTIVAL.

About BMO Financial Group

For more than 195 years, BMO Financial Group has believed in community reinvestment and corporate and social responsibility in the communities it serves. In 2013, BMO Financial Group allocated $56 million to registered charities, not-for-profit and community-based organizations and institutions in Canada and the United States.

JULY 2017

Vol. 11 - No. 12










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