Sampradaya Dance Creations presents
Children’s Film Festival
May 25, 2014 Mississauga, ON

May 16, 2014

After a successful launch in 2013, Sampradaya Dance Creations announces that it will once again be partnering with FILMI (Toronto's South Asian Film Festival) for a second installment of the Children’s Film Festival in celebration of South Asian Heritage month.

Date: Sunday, May 25, 2014
Time: 4pm
Venue: Sampradaya Theatre in Mississauga

This year’s Children’s Film Festival boasts another stellar line-up of film shorts. The festival will showcase an entertaining and thoughtful collection of family-friendly short films by South Asian filmmakers. There will also be the opportunity to chat with some of the Directors who will be joining the festival live via Skype from around the globe (India, Australia, US) following the screening.

Sampradaya is delighted to be able to showcase these engaging movies that we hope will inspire our local children and youth and create dialogue within families. “We are proud to be working again with Dinesh, Sachdev, Executive Director and Founder of FILMI who takes great pride and care to select the films we offer in our festival. Through film, our audience will experience of range of subject matter and emotion. We hope they will see themselves and beyond their own experiences. Families can enjoy an afternoon of watching great films together, free of charge,” says Artistic Director for Sampradaya Dance Creations, Lata Pada.

Films that have been selected for the festival include:

Director: Shreyasi Das
Duration: 4 minutes, Language: English
Synopsis: An elderly woman reminisces about her hometown in Kolkata, India.

Director: Stuart O'Rourke
Duration: 14 minutes
Synopsis: Ravi and Jane is the story of two class mates who strike up a budding friendship. A shy 10 year old, Ravi, has just moved to Australia from his native land of Sri Lanka and on his first day at a new school he is befriended by one of his classmate’s - Jane.

Director: Meena Nanji Duration: 11 minutes
Language: Hindi, with English subtitles
Synopsis: Capturing a single day of a boy living in the countryside, experiencing the world go by. Based on Franz Kafka's short story - Children on a Country Road. 

Director: Raam Reddy
Duration: 15 minutes
Language: Hindi, with English subtitles
Synopsis: his engaging short is about a boy living in the slums of Bangalore and wants to make a film. Not having a video camera of his own, he builds one using a cardboard box and a magnifying glass with an old VHS tape stuck onto the side of it. He then sets out with his friend in search of an idea for his film, telling his friend that 'Whatever is in your mind will go into this tape”

Admission is free, all welcome.
Reservations required. Space is limited.
Please contact the Sampradaya office by phone 905-607-8434 or email to reserve your spot. Visit online at for more information.

This initiative is supported by Media Sponsor, and Community Sponsor, Bollywood Monster Mash-up.

Sampradaya Dance Creations is a Canadian, Mississauga-based professional dance company specializing in the creation and production of classical and contemporary dance works rooted in the tradition of Bharatanatyam. Founded in 1990 by Lata Pada, the Company continues to inspire audiences with annual productions produced locally and internationally while continuing to nurture the talents of emerging young dancers. The Company receives on-going operational support from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the City of Mississauga.