BMO Signs Long-term Partnership with IFFSA Toronto

Toronto, Ontario – May 04, 2015 – After two successful years with North America’s Largest South Asian Film Festival, BMO Financial Group has extended a long-term partnership with IFFSA | PIFF Toronto. BMO is once again the title sponsor for IFFSA | PIFF 2015 with a long term partnership. BMO IFFSA | PIFF Toronto celebrates the rich diversity of South Asian and Punjabi Culture. BMO will support all events and activities throughout the festival which runs from May 14-18 2015.

“We are very excited to start a long term partnership with BMO after two successful years together,” stated Sunny Gill, Founder | President of IFFSA | PIFF. “The festival is looking to be even longer this year, beginning with a number of BUZZ events. We look forward to celebrating this festival with one of Canada’s leading financial institutions,”

“Over the past two years, BMO has been a proud supporter as Title Sponsor for IFFSA | PIFF – the biggest South Asian Film Festival in North America which helps showcase South Asian art in an inclusive and diverse platform in Canada.  BMO is thrilled to continue its support to IFFSA | PIFF and looking forward to an exciting 2015 program.”  Paul Sabbagh, Vice President, Commercial Banking, BMO Bank of Montreal

BMO IFFSA | PIFF 2015 will be longer this year – spanning 10+ days of fun and activities for the public to enjoy and take part in including film screenings, concerts, workshops, gala events, and much more. The festival will showcase a selection of the best films including feature films, short films, and documentaries from around the world. This year expect even more diversity with more than 11 different languages.

About BMO IFFSA | PIFF: BMO IFFSA | PIFF | Toronto 2015 is the biggest South Asian Film Festival in North America. This ten day extravaganza showcases a diverse, language independent, selection of the best feature films, documentaries, and short films from around the world, on themes of South Asian cultures and identities. The festival also features 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.

About BMO Financial Group: Established in 1817 as Bank of Montreal, BMO Financial Group is a highly diversified financial services organization based in North America. The bank offers a broad range of retail banking, wealth management and investment banking products and services to more than 12 million customers. BMO Financial Group had total assets of approximately $672 billion and more than 47,000 employees at January 31, 2015.

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