For Immediate Release:

June 2018, Toronto: The Toronto South African Film Festival (TSAFF) returns on Oct. 13 and 14, 2018  for a fifth year, showcasing the culture, history and politics of South Africa through film. For the second consecutive year, the festival will be hosted at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in downtown Toronto.

“Over the past four years, TSAFF has showcased entertaining, thought-provoking films, and has helped to drive important conversations about the historical and current social and cultural landscape in South Africa,” said Neha Kotak, co-chair of TSAFF. “This year, we plan to raise the bar by presenting an even deeper lineup of features and documentaries that focus on topics that haven’t yet been explored.”

TSAFF is a not-for-profit festival which raises funds for Education without Borders, a Canadian-based charity that supports educational development in underprivileged parts of South Africa and Canada. The two-day event raised approximately $15,000 last year, and has raised nearly $45,000 since its inception in 2014.

“TSAFF has seen year over year growth and aims to increase its financial contribution to Education without Borders by 25% in 2018,” said Vanessa Judelman, co-chair of TSAFF. “This year, we’re adding an eighth film to the lineup, providing refined opportunities to our sponsors, and engaging in crowdfunding opportunities to raise even more funds for children’s education.”

TSAFF launches on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 with a full-day of film, following by a gala event including music, wines from South Africa, finger foods, and a silent auction. Details of the confirmed films will be shared over the coming weeks.

The Toronto South African Film Festival is a proud not-for-profit organization that presents features and documentaries which explore the culture, history and politics of South Africa – films that both entertain and inform. TSAFF is organized entirely by volunteers and all proceeds from the festival go to supporting the important educational development work Education without Borders has been doing in South Africa since 2002.


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