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


Priyanath, the young protagonist in the film, imagines himself to be
a superhero.  And we believe there’s a bit of Priyanath in us all.
After all, who doesn’t want to be a superhero - to be smarter,
stronger, mightier, bolder and more super than we already are?

With the “Priyanath” short film, we aspire to help children and
adults alike remember their innate fearlessness and to inspire them
to answer the call of their higher purpose without fear and
hesitation.  And as much as we wish this for others, we wish this
for ourselves as well.

“Priyanath” is inspired by true events. The character Priyanath
is based on Priyanath Karar who was born in Serampore, India in
1855. After entering the monastic Swami Order, he became the great
Swami Sri Yukteswar.  He is the guru of Paramahansa Yogananda who is
considered “one of the preeminent spiritual figures of modern

Directed by Anietie Antia-Obong
Egnlish, 10 minutes, 2016, USA

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/183048159/ada06cd4b5