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


The Asian Pride Project was conceived during a routine Steering Committee meeting of Q-WAVE in 2009. In this meeting, members discussed the lack of resources and support for Asian & Pacific Islander (API) family members of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. Many members were "out" to friends but few were "out" to their families. And for those families struggling to accept their "out" children, there were few culturally-relevant, language-specific resources for them to use.

In light of this reality, members of Q-WAVE conceptualized a visibility campaign that utilizes media to share personal family stories in hopes of creating a wider recognition and acceptance of LGBT family challenges, dynamics and understanding.

After launching the idea and generating momentum for the project, Q-WAVE was joined by two other NYC-based community organizations, SALGA and GAPIMNY, to help elevate the work of the Project.

Today the Asian Pride Project is a collective endeavor comprised of several API LGBT organizations across the country and we have big plans for the future. 

Before the showing of "Fire in the Blood," we will be showing a moving story of a member part of the Asian Pride Project

English, 4 minutes, 2014, USA
Cast: Rajat

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/AsianPrideProject/info
Website: https://www.asianprideproject.org
Video about AAP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApdCZVPDLgY&feature=emai