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, May 16, 2019 - Opening Night

6:30 pm - Doors open at the Perot Museum with cocktail reception
7:30 pm - That Man In The Picture (Short)/Sir(Feature)
9:45 pm - Red Carpet/Afterparty 4th Level of Perot

Friday, May 17, 2019

6:00pm - Shorts Programming
Malai (Short)
Maunn (Short)
Pagg (Short)
The Layover (Short)
Still Rolling: The DDLJ Story (Short)
Q&A with Rupak Ginn

8:00 pm - Friday Night Programming
The Lift Boy (Feature)

10:00 pm - Friday Night Afterparty at PaneVino Osteria

Saturday, May 18, 2019

11:00 am
Lovesick (Documentary)

12:45 pm - Family Programming
Chippa (Feature)
Q&A with Sunny Pawar & Safdar Rahman

2:45 pm - Pakistan Programming
Dreams (Short)
Salam (Documentary)
Q&A with Anand Kamalakar & Zakir Thaver

4:45 pm - LGBTQ Programming
The Homestay (Short)
A Monsoon Date (Short)
Khejdi (Feature)

7:15 pm - Centerpiece Mens Programming
Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota (Feature)
Q&A with Abhimanyu Dassani & Vasan Bala

10:00 pm - Centerpiece Afterparty at Saffron House

Sunday, May 19, 2019

11:00 am - Children’s Programming
Nanu Aur Main (Short)
Chuskit (Feature)

1:15 pm - Arts Programming
Vande Mataram (Short)
Nude: Chitraa (Feature)

3:30 pm - Closing Night
Hamid (Feature)
Q&A with Aijaz Khan

7:00 pm - Closing Night Afterparty at Center Stage