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

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - Opening Night

6:00 pm - Doors open at the Highland Park Village Theatre with cocktail reception
7:00 pm - Mehram (Short)/What Will People Say (Feature)
9:45 pm - Red Carpet/Afterparty at Bistro 31

Friday, February 9, 2018

6:30 pm - Arts Programming
Hotstar's CinePlay: Dance Like A Man
Q&A with Suchitra Pillai

8:30 pm - Love Programming
Love and Shukla (Feature)
Q&A with Siddartha Jatla

10:30 pm - Valentine's Day Afterparty (TBA)

Saturday, February 10, 2018

12 pm
Ask The Sexpert (Documentary)

1:30 pm - LGBTQ Programming
Aarsa (Short)
Sisak (Short)
Devi (Short)
Khol (Short)
Maacher Jhol (Short)
Q&A with Priyanka Bose, Shawn Parikh & Faraz Ansari

3:15 pm - Indo-European Programming
La Lune Folle (Short)
Babylon Sisters (Feature)

5 pm
Five O'Clock Shadow (Short)
The Valley (Feature)
Q&A with Saila Kariat, Alyy Khan, Suchitra Pillai, Sri Mirajkar and Sangeeta Agrawal

7:15 pm - Centerpiece Programming
Abu (Documentary)
Q&A with Arshad Khan

9:15 pm - Centerpiece Afterparty at Saffron House

Sunday, February 11, 2018

12 pm - Education/Family Programming
Medium (Short)
Dhh (Feature)

2:45 pm
Bhasmasur (Feature)
Q&A with Nishil Sheth

4:30 pm - Closing Night
Q&A with Sandeep Modi & Naren Kumar