About TSAFF

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Tasveer South Asian Film Festival is the largest South Asian film festival in the United States. Seeking to provide a counterpoint to the images and stories prevalent in main stream South Asia and Bollywood, the festival encourages an atmosphere of thoughtful dialogue and creative inquiry, where filmmakers and audiences engage in lively discussions, forums, and other collaborative interactive formats. In 2018, the festival will screen over 55 films and welcome 3000 attendees over 11 days, in 5 cities.

While Pakistan is the festival focus for 2018 and the festival theme is #KnowMe, TSAFF 2018 will include films–shorts, experimental work, documentaries, and narratives of any length–on themes related to South Asia in its entirety: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the various diasporas across the world. Films with a focus on issues of human rights and social justice will be a highlight of the festival again this year.

Questions? Email us or call 206.349.4478.

2018 Festival Staff

Festival Director: Rita Meher
Programming Director: Laila Kazmi
Sponsorship Lead: Khenrab Palden
Symposium Lead: Alka Kurian
Publicity: Kamna Shastri

Tasveer Board
Rita Meher, Co-founder and Executive Director, Tasveer
Farah Nousheen, Co-founder, Tasveer
Aparna Rae, Board President
Alka Kurian
Debadutta Dash
Shahina Piyarali
Sheraz Malik
Prachi Vora (Incoming)

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