The Vancouver International Film Festival opened with the swirls of saris and gowns, some local and international celebrities, and the Vancouver premiere of Deepa Mehta’s Midnight’s Children.

The night started with a red carpet opening at the Vogue Theatre, where we spotted director Deepa Mehta, and Midnight’s Children actor, Satya Bhabha and Anita Majumdar, local musician Ashwin Sood, TV host Taranum Thind, and culinary celeb, Vikram Vij. The opening was followed by a fabulous Indian-themed gala party in the Olympic Village, where strands of live instrumentals mixed with laughter and the clink of wine glasses. Here are some of our favourite moments from the evening.

Photography By: Roop Dhesi