About Us

The South African Film Festival Canada presents feature films and documentaries that entertain and inform as they explore the culture, history and politics of South Africa.

SAFF Canada brings together the combined histories and volunteer efforts of two in-person festivals — the Toronto South African Film Festival (TSAFF) and the Vancouver South African Film Festival (VSAFF). When the pandemic hit in 2020, we found a new way to continue presenting our iconic South African films to dedicated film lovers. We transitioned to one virtual, online South African Film Festival that could reach audiences across Canada.

We are pleased to have you join our 2021 second virtual festival, raising much-needed funds for Education without Borders.

SAFF Canada is a festival with a heart. It is a non-profit event organized by volunteers. We are proud to be part of, and raising funds for, Education without Borders (EwB), a Canadian-based charitable foundation created in 2002.

EwB provides after-school programs for learners in South Africa as well as supporting Indigenous programs in Canada.

Education without Borders