DFW South Asian Film Festival

DFW South Asian Film Festival

Our Mission:

The Dallas/Fort Worth area is now home to its very own South Asian film festival. DFW SAFF is a four day festival taking place from February 8 to 11, 2018. We will showcase World, U.S. and Texas premieres of features, shorts and documentaries, all chosen to engage, educate and inspire audiences. We have chosen a wide range of films exploring issues that affect South Asians living and working in America, as well as our brothers and sisters back home.

Our Vision:

DFW SAFF exists to promote the perspectives and voices of the South Asian community by serving, organizing and advocating South Asian culture in the Greater Dallas Metroplex area through cinema.


The fourth annual DFW South Asian Film Festival will take place from February 8 to 11, 2018.

Opening night film & after party (February 8): 
Film Screening: Highland Park Village Theatre
Afterparty: Bistro 31
February 9, 10, 11: AMC Village on the Parkway 9


In a world rapidly being torn asunder by violence, division, racism and suspicion, there is a growing despondence and a feeling that almost all of humanity is at cross purposes, and most of it at war.

There is a dire need for reassurance that not all is lost, that the fundamental goodness of humanity is still intact. There need to be more love stories than revenge dramas, more stories of real life heroes than superhero sagas. There need to be more stories that reinforce our faith in each other rather than that mythical messiah who might never arrive to save us.

Seen through the eyes of an innocent, but typical 21st century Indian child born of an inter-religion marriage, A Billion Colour Story is a simple tale, told with a complete absence of frills. The film is in English, set in India, with all its Indian accents and turn of phrase, and Hindi. (India does have the world's largest English speaking population, after all).

It is a story about colour, with colour being at the core of literally every part of its narrative, which is why it was shot in pristine Black & White, leaving the audience to see the colours with their mind's eye.

Directed by N. Padmakumar
English, 105 minutes, 2016, India

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NviI4dNCKzk