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


Salam - The First ****** Nobel Laureate’ is a feature length documentary about Abdus Salam, the first Muslim to win the Nobel prize in Physics for the Standard Model—a holy grail in 20th century physics that postulated the Higgs Boson ('The God Particle') and was a step towards fulfilling Einstein’s dream of unifying the laws of nature. The film captures his dramatic and ultimately tragic life's journey—from a small village in Pakistan to worldwide scientific acclaim—and his fraught relationship with his homeland, where he faced persecution for being a member of the “heretical” Ahmadiyya sub sect of Islam. Salam's legacy continues to be at the center of hard-fought culture wars in Pakistan between progressives segments and the religious right wing in a fundamental argument to define the constitutional nature of the state. At the cross roads between science and religion, Salam's story has huge relevance to contemporary Pakistan and the Muslim world beyond.

Directed by Anand Kamalakar
English, 76 minutes, 2018, USA

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/201371247