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Dance on my head and scratch my heart

SAVAC is pleased to present the 13th edition of MONITOR, our award-winning program of experimental films and videos. Monitor 13 is co-curated by Sharlene Bamboat and Priya Sen.

2020 AGM

Please join us in celebrating a remarkable year of art, community and bureaucracy! We are gearing up for another paper-filled year. We can’t wait to give you a sneak peak into our plans at the...

Michael Rakowitz: Recipes, Finished and Unfinished

RSAVAC is pleased to invite you to a three-part program Recipes, Finished and Unfinished with artist Michael Rakowitz, to be held on 18-19 November 2019. In his multidisciplinary artistic practice, Rakowitz meticulously unfolds finished...

We Have Always Been Here

Co-presented with the Toronto Queer Film Festival (TQFF) How do you find yourself when the world tells you that you don’t exist? Samra Habib has spent most of her life searching for the safety...


Sara Fattahi / 2018 / Arabic and German with English Subtitles / Austria, Syria, Lebanon, Qatar / 95 min / Toronto Premiere Winner of the Golden Leopard Award at the 2018 Locarno Film Festival,...

They Built for Eternity

The Workers Arts and Heritage Centre (WAHC) and SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Centre) present They Built for Eternity*,  a group exhibition that shares the stories of migrant construction workers and laments the human...

Flight Mode

THE UNCOMFORTABLE NOW Much of life is spent waiting for wishes to materialize. Constant connection has alleviated some of the pain of waiting, filling up the interstices of our days with colourful memes, news,...

Realpicnik Again

SAVAC’s annual summertime picnic, Realpicnik, is coming up soon. We’re inviting everyone to join the SAVAC crew and community on Sunday, July 21, 2018 from 2-6pm at Christie Pits to enjoy the sun, take...

Piece of Mind

SAVAC is happy to co-present Piece of Mind by Erin Hembrador at the Breakthroughs Film Festival. She writes: “An elderly Filipino man finds a young, distraught woman rummaging through his yard. After realizing the...

Priya Sen

Co-presented by CFMDC and re:assemblage collective SAVAC is pleased to invite Priya Sen to Toronto, ON for an artist residency. Her work explores form, ethnography, music, and migration in different urban contexts. During the...

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