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


Noor has been living by herself for the last five years after her husband takes up a job abroad in the first week of their marriage. She seldom hears from him; sometimes through a letter, a rare phone call or through the money he sends her every 3 months or so. Her married life is nothing more than a never-ending wait for her husband to return to her someday. Until one fateful day she realizes that she has fallen in love with a much younger man, a tailor named Anwar. Her feelings are reciprocated but Anwar fails to see the unspoken love she harbours for him, and thinks his love will remain unrequited. Thus he does his best not to exhibit his feelings in front of her. Can she keep up with the role of playing a devout wife to her husband or will she give in to the lover she yearns for with every passing moment?

Directed by Tanuja Chandra
Hindi, 42 minutes, 2016, India