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


An ageing professor, Dr Siras, is suspended from Aligarh University after being ‘caught’ in a sting operation while having sex with a male partner.  A young rookie journalist, Deepu, uncovers this story and investigates the murky suspension.

Through a series of interviews an unlikely friendship develops between the professor and the journalist. In the professor Deepu discovers a friend, a father figure who will leave an indelible impression on him.  With Deepu’s support the reluctant professor fights a court case against invasion of his privacy and violation of his fundamental rights. Dr. Siras valiantly tries to find refuge to stay away from an intolerant, homophobic society.

Aligarh gently explores the inner world of a man who just wanted to be left alone and an outside world that will just not let him be.

Directed by Hansal Mehta
Hindi, 114 minutes, 2016, India

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