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 three day festival taking place from March 3 to 5, 2017. 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): TBD
February 9, 10, 11: AMC Village on the Parkway 9

1) Selig Polyscope Company

Established in 1896 by Colonel William N. Selig, the Selig Polyscope Company produced world class films and provided creative services to the motion picture industry the world over.  In addition, the Selig Polyscope Company brought the new movie going audiences many “firsts”.  Selig produced the first Westerns produced and shot in the West using real cowboys and real Native Americans. The studio produced the first films that used cliffhanger climaxes as well as the first Wizard of Oz and America’s first horror film.

Today, over 118 years later, the Selig Polyscope Company continues to carry on Colonel Selig’s vision by providing best-in-class creative and professional services to businesses, small to large, non-profits and the motion picture industry to make our clients stand out on the world stage. We continue to follow Colonel Selig’s vision by constantly looking for new and innovative ways to serve our clients in this digital world.

2) Patrick O'Hara Salon

The Patrick O'Hara Salon is one of Dallas' premiere, luxury salons catering to its elite clientele for more than 17 years on Lovers Lane. Created by master stylist, Patrick O'Hara, the salon's vision is to create an intimate, professional environment where trend-setting, innovative hairstyles are ahead of the fashion curve and liberate its clients to feel and BE their most amazing selves. The Patrick O’Hara style team has been trained extensively by various masters on different coasts and, even, across the pond. For more information, please visit www.patrickoharasalon.com.


3) Women Entrepreneurs DFW

Founded in October 2014, Women Entrepreneurs DFW is a grassroots, non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to "Empower Women Entrepreneurs, Business owners, and Career Professionals while also Creating Effective Women Champions and Achievers". WE DFW isopen to women from all ethnicities and business backgrounds.  For more information, please visit http://www.wedfw.com or https://www.facebook.com/wedfw.


4) US-India Chamber of Commerce - Dallas/Ft. Worth

US India Chamber of Commerce DFW is a non-profit 501(c)(6) organization created by successful Americans of Indian origin, wanting to further encourage and facilitate trade between the United States and India. In addition to international trade, the USICOC promotes commerce in local markets by helping member companies' network and grow their businesses, here in the DFW metropolitan area.  Call 214.346.9559 or go to www.usicoc.org for more information about membership, events and programs.


5) India Association of North Texas

The India Association of North Texas (IANT) is a 501(c) (3) Non-profit, non-political, non-sectarian organization,established in 1962 and incorporated in 1976. Its primary purpose is to serve the cultural and educational needs of the North Texas Indian community. IANT is an approved Federation of Indian Associations (FIA) umbrella organization in the DFW Area by the National Federation of Indian Associations. More than 100 Indian organizations are its Affiliate Members. IANT is governed by a fifteen member Board of Directors. Twelve of the directors are elected annually by the general body. The remaining three are nominated by the consul of delegates of associate member organization.


6) Dallas Video Fest

VideoFest will be celebrating its 29th year in 2016! VideoFest is now the oldest and largest video festival in the United States, and continues to garner critical and popular acclaim. Since 1986, Video Fest has specialized in independent, alternative, and non-commercial media, presenting hard-to-find works rarely seen on television, in movie theaters, or elsewhere, despite their artistic excellence and cultural and social relevance. Even in a Web 2.0 environment where everything is seemingly available on the Internet, the VideoFest provides curatorial guidance, a critical voice in the wilderness navigating the vast and diverse landscape of media, helping to interpret its cultural and artistic significance. The event still provides a communal environment for real-time, face-to-face dialogue between makers and audiences. DVF has shown countless films in the past including the Emmy-award winning documentary "Freedom Riders." It has showcased work from filmmakers such as Jim Sheridan and Michael Moore and had many notable guests including Monty Python's Terry Gilliam, as well as television icon and actor Paul Reubens.


7) Crow Collection of Asian Art

The Crow Collection of Asian Art features a variety of spaces and galleries with changing exhibitions of the arts of China, Japan, India, Korea and Southeast Asia drawn from cultures ancient and contemporary. Seventeen years in operation, this lovingly curated free museum offers a serene setting for quiet reflection in the heart of the Dallas Arts District. Dedicated to providing art and service to the Dallas-Fort Worth community with an emphasis on shared learning and fun, the Crow Collection has recently expanded its offerings with a lushly landscaped outdoor Sculpture Garden, a pedestrian-friendly lobby and entrance, and a Samurai Gallery to showcase the museum's spectacular acquisition of a complete set of armor, considered one of the finest of its kind in the world. The Crow Collection of Asian Art is a 501c3 non-profit organization, and is supported, in part, by the generosity of Friends of the Crow Collection members and donors. Learn more at crowcollection.org.


8) Gendercide Awareness Project (GenDap)

The Gendercide Awareness Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Dallas, Texas. Our goal is to raise awareness of the 126 million women and girls who are demographically “missing” in today’s world and take effective action against the problem. Our program involves three “A’s” – Awareness, Action, Art.

Awareness -- We have educated 1.2 million people worldwide via multiple platforms.

Action – Our current focus is on educating at-risk girls in developing countries. We work with five overseas education partners. Previously, we provided fairly paid work for at-risk women, paying women in 30 countries to make baby booties for our traveling art exhibit.

Art -- The traveling exhibit is a giant floor-to-ceiling maze of hand-crafted baby booties. It uses 12,600 pairs, each pair representing 10,000 missing women, to demonstrate the scale of gendercide in a visually powerful way. At the end, visitors may take action to educate vulnerable girls overseas.

Friday, March 3 to Sunday, March 5, 2017