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

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Sharda is a fifteen year old girl from a middle class family who, despite being a Hindi medium student, has high ambitions in life. Her life turns upside down when she gets to be a part of high-class English medium school. At her new school Sharda tries to adjust to the new environment of different classrooms and classmates from her earlier school. The film follows her, as she must learn to make new friends and cope with the changes that come with this new environment and learn that change is a part of life.

This programming is sponsored by Parish Episcopal School.

Directed by Vicky Barmecha
Hindi, 24 minutes, 2016, India