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


Vanvaas is a slice of life musical drama about a strained relationship set in the quaint by-lanes and terrace homes in Old Delhi of India.

When a twenty something Suhel fails his graduation one more time, it evokes an unprecedented aggression from his financially strained father Manmohan. Suhel too lashes out accusing Manmohan of not having provided them enough through his paltry job. Nothing remains the same after that moment...

Both 'men' refuse to see eye to eye anymore, much to Suhel's mother and Manmohan's wife - Sudha's dismay. Despite her best efforts, Manmohan and Suhel hold on their bruised ego's falling further away from one another. 

But they say, sometimes the most improbable a problem unravels itself in the innocence of love, not necessarily for each other.

Vanvaas is this bittersweet story of this generation gap and ideologue differences of an Old Delhi family, that needed only a bridge of a Common Love to overcome. 

Directed and Written by Sandeep Modi
Hindi, 8 minutes, 2015, India
Cast - Piyush Mishra, Ayesha Raza Mishra, Prabal Punjabi

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