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

Title Sponsor: Toyota Motor North America

Toyota is leading the way to the future of mobility, creating a better future for generations to come. At Toyota, it’s not just what they do; it’s how they do things that matter. Their journey is guided by the twin pillars of The Toyota Way: Continuous Improvement and Respect for People. Together with our Code of Conduct, we demonstrate our commitment to living our values.

Toyota is in the business of making great cars and trucks. But they also work every day to apply and share their know-how in ways that benefit people, the community, and our planet in order to build a better tomorrow. How do they create some of the most advanced, reliable and safe vehicles? It starts with their manufacturing principles and management philosophy. Toyota is always looking for ways to improve their operations, always challenging ourselves to innovate, always looking to collaborate, always improving each day in everything we do. They create vehicles by listening and responding to you. Why? Because it’s their belief that their cars should do more than help you go places on the road, they should also help you go places in life.

Producing Sponsor: JINGO Media

JINGO Media is a niche PR and events management boutique firm created by Principal/CEO Jitin Hingorani in June of 2010. The company garners earned, mainstream media coverage for South Asian clients and South Asian media coverage for mainstream clients. JINGO Media’s elite list of clients includes: Wells Fargo, AARP, The Hermione Project, New York Indian Film Festival, Indo-American Arts Council, Pratham, Times of Money Group, Akanksha Foundation, AAPI, American University of Antigua, James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation, The UB Group, and Asia Society, just to name a few. The Dallas and NYC-based company has placed news stories and articles for its clients in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, The Oprah Winfrey Show, NBC News, Dallas Morning News, D Magazine, CBS Early Morning News and The Times of India, just to name a few. JINGO Media’s latest venture is producing DFW’s South Asian Film Festival annually. For more information, please visit www.jingomedia.com.


Directing Sponsor: The Town of Addison

Unique amenities, innovative developments, nationally acclaimed events, internationally recognized brands, and more restaurants per capita than any city in the U.S., Addison is the destination in North Texas for fast-paced business and world-class fun!

A great place to start a business, start your career or start a family, Addison is DFW’s ideal destination to live, work and play. Designed with entrepreneurial innovation and driven by community spirit, our unique 4.4-square mile urban enclave boasts 180+ restaurants, 22 hotels, upscale living, unique retail shops and more than 12 million square feet of office space.

Addison combines the energy, vibrancy, entertainment and commerce of a large city with small town sensibilities, creating an easy-to-use, friendly and accessible environment. Our progressive growth is engineered to support and promote your personal and professional progress. 

Travel Sponsor: Skypass Travel

Since 1988 SKYPASS Travel has specialized in Corporate, Mission & Humanitarian, and Leisure travel for individuals, families, and groups worldwide. We also have branch offices in Austin, TX and India (Bangalore and Mumbai) as well as a network of Independent Sales Agents throughout the U.S.

Since the beginning, our commitment has been to provide the best possible customer service and value. Our extensive portfolio of travel supplier contracts allow us to offer our customers a broad range of travel options and prices not normally found online or on airline websites. Our First, Business, and Economy Class airfares for both individuals and groups are an outstanding value for both plan-ahead and last minute International travel. Beyond price, our commitment is to provide personalized customer service and support from your very first call or visit until you return home.

Hospitality Sponsor: Marriott

Marriott Hotels is evolving travel through every aspect of the guest's stay, and leading the industry with a focus on new innovations – enabling the next generation to Travel Brilliantly. Offering the most powerful portfolio in the industry, our 30 brands and more than 7,000 properties across 130 countries and territories give people more ways to connect, experience and expand their world. Diversity and inclusion is fundamental to our core values and strategic business goals. Taking care of people and their well-being is our most precious cultural inheritance. Given our size and global reach, Marriott International is committed to being a part of the solution for the world's social, environmental and economic issues.

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