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

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A romantic café. Two untouched cups of coffee. A drenched young woman sitting opposite a young man. Watching him with bated breath…

And unreasonable hope.

“A Monsoon Date” is about one evening in a young woman’s life. It tells the story of her journey, through the city, towards a café, where a young man waits for her eagerly. They have been seeing each other for a month now. She has begun to feel deeply for him and he is nothing short of smitten.

However, she knows that this is going to be no ordinary date. Her heart is pounding, her mind chaotic, quite like the torrential rain around her. Today, she has decided to reveal to the man a heart-breaking truth about her past. This truth, she knows, is as impossible to believe as it is to fathom and understand.

While braving the cloudburst on her way to the cafe, the young woman rides with a cheery cab driver who is an unabashed lover of the monsoon. Her journey is sprinkled with bittersweet moments with a series of strangers. These include a kindly, old, Bohri Muslim couple, a sweet, heartbroken teenager, and someone at a traffic signal, whom the young woman can’t take her eyes off.

Through all of it, her mind keeps going back to her 12-year-old self – a time when she had no reason to live except for the hope of a miracle.

That impossible miracle did occur. And yet, today, she needs another one. She hopes that the young man would find it in himself to accept the unimaginable truth about her past. She hopes for him to be a miracle.

Directed by Tanuja Chandra
Hindi, 21 minutes, 2018, India

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/330774363