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 three day festival taking place from March 3 to 5, 2017. 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): TBD
February 9, 10, 11: AMC Village on the Parkway 9

Friday, March 3, 2017 - Opening Night

6:00 pm - Doors open at the Perot Museum for cocktail reception
7:00 pm - Yellow Tin Can Telephone (Short)/A Billion Colour Story (Feature)
Q&A with Padmakumar Narasimhamurthy
9:30 pm - Red Carpet/Afterparty 

Saturday, March 4, 2017

11 am
India In A Day (Documentary)
Winners announced for the "One Minute Smartphone Video Contest"

1:15 pm - LGBT Programming
Any Other Day (Short)
Breaking Free (Documentary)

3:15 pm - Indo-Pak Programming
Silvat (Short)
Lala Begum (Short)
Guddu Engineer (Short)
Q&A with Mehreen Jabbar

6:15 pm - Men's Programming/Centerpiece
Mochi - The Cobbler (Short)
Babu's Dilemma (Short)
Azaad (Short)
Khoya (Feature)
Q&A with Sami Khan & Rupak Ginn

9:30 pm - Afterparty at Saffron House

Sunday, March 5, 2017

12 pm - Children's Programming
Priyanath (Short)
Jacob's Pond (Short)
Mast Qalandar (Short)
Syaahi (Short)

1:15 pm 
The Journey Within (Documentary)
Q&A with Mian Adnan Ahmad

3:15 pm - Women's Programming/Closing Night Film
Amishi (Short)
Leeches (Short)
Doctor Rakhmabai (Feature)
Q&A with Tannishtha Chatterjee and Sayani Gupta


Friday, March 3 to Sunday, March 5, 2017