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


Goopi, a singer, and Bagha, a drummer, are expelled from their villages, when their communities can no longer bear their out-of-tune music. The two bump into each other in a forest, where they decide to perform together. Pleased with their performance, the ghost of the forest grants them four wishes. Goopi and Bagha ask for their music to be appreciated, food upon request and the ability to travel as and when they desire. The fourth wish is saved for a future emergency. They seek refuge in the Shundi kingdom, when the king receives a warning of an imminent attack by his twin brother, the king of Hundi. Goopi and Bagha resolve to help Shundi’s king and use the power of their newly-acquired musical talent to avert war.


Hindi w/English subtitles, 78 minutes, 2013, India
Director: Shilpa Ranade
Producer: CFSI - Childrens Film Society, India


 Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVDJ57ofEHc