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


Raju, an unnoticed dance hall caretaker, is absorbed by Sitara, the stern dance instructor. Her grace and elegance transfix him. Everyday, from the shadows, he watches her closely... But she never notices him. At home, Raju has to deal with his strict mother who expects him to become the man she imagines. Raju feels incomplete and conflicted - confined by who he is expected to be and his own wishes.

One day an opportunity arises for Raju when Sitara forgets to put away her dance costume. Taking a leap in his exploration, he brings the dress home and his future is forever changed. His actions put him right in the path of collision with Sitara.

Directed by Kawa Hatef
English, 18 minutes, 2016, India

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAs0NeZyGNo