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November 2014
November 15, 2014
3:30 pm
Zinda Bhaag film

Zinda Bhaag

Meenu Gaur and Farjad Nabi in Person!
Three young men from Lahore navigate the often terrifying world of illegal immigration. This musical was Pakistan's Official Entry to the Oscars in 2013, and features the talents of thespian Naseeruddin Shah.
February 2015
February 1, 2015
6:00 pm

3rd i Co-presents at Berlin & Beyond

3rd i Films co-presents the third film in Marcus H. Rosenmüller's celebrated "Best" Trilogy, "Best Chance," at the 2015 Berlin & Beyond Film Festival
February 3, 2015
7:00 pm

3rd i Co-presents at Berlin & Beyond

3rd i Films co-presents the third film in Marcus H. Rosenmüller's celebrated "Best" Trilogy, "Best Chance," at the 2015 Berlin & Beyond Film Festival
March 2015
March 14, 2015
9:20 pm

Miss India America

Lily Prasad is a valedictorian who wants to win at all costs — but she’s lost her boyfriend to the reigning Miss India National. She schemes to win him back by winning the beauty pageant herself, in this hilarious comedy.
March 15, 2015
4:30 pm

Tough Love

Filmmaker Stephanie Wang-Breal’s documentary follows two parents as they navigate the American child welfare system to reunite their families.
March 15, 2015
7:00 pm

Margarita, With a Straw

Laila is an aspiring writer and NYU transplant, via Delhi University, whose cerebral palsy is a footnote to her other achievements. When she falls for a fiery female activist, her creative and personal boundaries are tested.
March 17, 2015
8:50 pm

Tough Love

Filmmaker Stephanie Wang-Breal’s documentary follows two parents as they navigate the American child welfare system to reunite their families.
March 18, 2015
6:45 pm

Miss India America

Lily Prasad is a valedictorian who wants to win at all costs — but she’s lost her boyfriend to the reigning Miss India National. She schemes to win him back by winning the beauty pageant herself, in this hilarious comedy.
March 22, 2015
5:00 pm

Miss India America

Lily Prasad is a valedictorian who wants to win at all costs — but she’s lost her boyfriend to the reigning Miss India National. She schemes to win him back by winning the beauty pageant herself, in this hilarious comedy.
April 2015
April 16, 2015
7:00 pm

3rd i Films is Proud to Co-present “The Human Experiment”

"The Human Experiment" lifts the veil on the shocking reality that thousands of untested chemicals are in our everyday products, our homes and inside of us.
May 2015
May 1, 2015
8:00 pm

3rd i Films co-presents Kala Ramnath at CIIS

Kala Ramnath brings her unique "Singing Violin" sound to CIIS public programs.
May 3, 2015
4:00 pm

3rd i Films Co-presents “Court” at SFIFF

3rd i Films co-presents "Court" at the SF International Film Festival, an exporation of the Indian justice system.
May 6, 2015
12:00 pm

3rd i Films Co-presents a Study of “Lagaan”

3rd i Films and The Center for South Asia at Stanford University present a multi-media lecture focused on Bollywood epic "Lagaan," by Fulbright Scholar and tabla artist Robin Sukhadia.
May 6, 2015
4:30 pm

3rd i Films Co-presents “Court” at SFIFF

3rd i Films co-presents "Court" at the SF International Film Festival, an exporation of the Indian justice system.
May 27, 2015
6:00 pm

Meet Nigel Barker

Meet fashion photographer Nigel Barker at Macy's celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
May 31, 2015
6:30 pm

3rd i Films Co-presents at the SF Green Film Fest

My Name is Salt is a lyrical and poetic film showing what it takes to make the whitest salt in the world. SF premiere, 5/31
June 2015
June 23, 2015
9:30 pm

Margarita, With a Straw

Laila is an aspiring writer and NYU transplant, via Delhi University, whose cerebral palsy is a footnote to her other achievements. When she falls for a fiery female activist, her creative and personal boundaries are tested.
June 27, 2015
6:30 pm

Margarita, With a Straw

Laila is an aspiring writer and NYU transplant, via Delhi University, whose cerebral palsy is a footnote to her other achievements. When she falls for a fiery female activist, her creative and personal boundaries are tested.
July 2015
July 2, 2015
7:30 pm

New Video Art from India

3rd i Films presents 'Other Species, Other Times' - a program of new video art from India featuring works by Ranbir Kaleka, Sonia Khurana, Nikhil Chopra/Munir Kabani, Neha Choksi, Tejal Shah, Sahej Rahal, and Shambavi Kaul.
July 11, 2015
5:00 pm

Queer Mythologies: A Multi-Media Presentation

This multi-media presentation by Anuj Vaidya takes you on a journey through contemporary queer artistic production in India, especially works interested in forging connections with the non-human.
September 2015
September 29, 2015
5:30 pm

Screening: “Upaj: Improvise”

A documentary which captures the magic of the innovative collaboration between Pt. Chitresh Das, Indian master kathak dancer, and Jason Samuels Smith, an African American tap dancer.
October 2015
October 10, 2015
5:45 pm

3rd i Co-presents “Under the Same Sun”

3rd i co-presents Under the Same Sun at the Mill Valley Film Festival. In Mitra Sen’s profoundly compassionate drama, only children can soothe the rage of a grieving heart.
October 11, 2015
7:45 pm

3rd i Co-presents “Under the Same Sun”

3rd i co-presents Under the Same Sun at the Mill Valley Film Festival. In Mitra Sen’s profoundly compassionate drama, only children can soothe the rage of a grieving heart.
October 12, 2015
5:30 pm

3rd i Co-presents “Under the Same Sun”

3rd i co-presents Under the Same Sun at the Mill Valley Film Festival. In Mitra Sen’s profoundly compassionate drama, only children can soothe the rage of a grieving heart.
October 22, 2015
5:00 pm

San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival 2015

3rd i’s 13th annual San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival starts Oct 22, 2015.
February 2016
February 20, 2016
4:30 pm

3rd i Co presents: “The Journey Within” at the SF Indie Fest

Faced with the challenges of war and conflict, several musicians in post-9/11 Pakistan go on a musical quest.
March 2016
March 6, 2016
1:00 pm

3rd i Films presents: Rajnikanth and the Cult of the Superstar

This talk explores the political and social history of fandom in South India, and specifically that of Rajinikanth.
March 9, 2016
5:00 pm

3rd i Co-presents: Petals in the Dust

Join us for a screening of Petals in the Dust: The Endangered Indian Girls, an examination of danger facing women in India.
March 11, 2016
7:30 pm

3rd i Co-Presents at CAAMFest

3rd i Films co-presents three films at this year’s CAAMFest, playing March 11, 13, 19 & 20, 2016. See details below.

GOOD OL’ BOY (pictured at top)

Dir: FRANK LOTITO 

It’s 1979, and 10-year-old Smith Bhatnagar’s American dreams —

April 2016
April 8, 2016
8:00 am

3rd i Co-presents at SFIFF 59: “Thithi”

In a small South Indian village in Karnataka, a cantankerous centenarian suddenly dies—setting the stage for a capricious comedy of errors among three generations of dissimilar sons.
April 17, 2016
3:00 pm

3rd i Films presents a work-in-progress screening

"Burqa Boxers" documents the story of three young women learning boxing in a culture that demands refinement and submission.
April 17, 2016
6:00 pm

3rd i Co-presents “I am Chut Wutty”

In one of the last remaining wildernesses in South East Asia, Cambodian community activists struggle to defend their forests.
May 2016
May 3, 2016
12:00 am

Raise Money for 3rd i Through SVGives

Donations Accepted Until 12 midnight on May 3!
May 26, 2016
6:00 pm

3rd i Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at Macy’s

Join 3rd i at Macy's on May 26th to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
June 2016
June 21, 2016
1:30 pm
June 24, 2016
7:00 pm
October 2016
October 22, 2016
12:00 am

3rd i Co-presents at UNAFF 2016

3rd i co-presents two docs at UNAFF 2016: "Petals in the Dust" and "The Learning Alliance"
October 22, 2016
2:00 pm

The Golden Sita

G. Aravindan's 1977 film adaptation of an episode from the Ramayana. We present this little-seen gem in its recently digitally restored glory, thanks to the National Film Archive of India.
November 2016
November 12, 2016
8:00 pm

3rd i’s Castro Reception

Join us for a special reception at the Castro Mezzanine, with desserts and drinks, and meet all the festival filmmakers up close and personal!
February 2017
February 23, 2017
6:30 pm

3rd i Films co-presents AFRO-ASIAN-AMERICAN CONVERSATIONS

3rd i co-presents with UC Davis: AFRO-ASIAN-AMERICAN CONVERSATIONS Two films that bring the African/African-American and South Asian communities into dialogue around issues of identity and immigration.
March 2017
March 7, 2017
6:30 pm

3rd i Films co-presents AFRO-ASIAN-AMERICAN CONVERSATIONS

3rd i co-presents with UC Davis: AFRO-ASIAN-AMERICAN CONVERSATIONS Two films that bring the African/African-American and South Asian communities into dialogue around issues of identity and immigration.
March 9, 2017
7:00 pm

3rd i co-presents “The Tiger Hunter” at CAAMFest 2017

3rd i co-presents three films at CAAMfest 35, celebrating Asian American film: "The Tiger Hunter," "Chee and T," and "Brown Girls."
March 11, 2017
3:10 pm

3rd i co-presents “Chee and T” at CAAMFest 2017

Dynamic duo Chee and T have an adventure with a wild young relative in Silicon Valley.
March 16, 2017
6:30 pm

3rd i co-presents “Brown Girls” at CAAMFest 2017

"BROWN GIRLS" follows the lives of Leila, a South Asian writer in the midst of navigating and owning her queerness, and her friend Patricia, who struggles to find meaning financially, romantically and creatively.
April 2017
April 6, 2017
3:00 pm

3rd i co-presents “Hotel Salvation” at SFFilm Festival 2017

A moving and bittersweet drama that gracefully captures societal customs in India surrounding death and family, and is based on real hotels that administer such services.
April 7, 2017
8:15 pm

3rd i co-presents “Hotel Salvation” at SFFilm Festival 2017

A moving and bittersweet drama that gracefully captures societal customs in India surrounding death and family, and is based on real hotels that administer such services.
April 9, 2017
6:00 pm

3rd i co-presents “The Cinema Travellers” at SFFilm Festival 2017

A moving homage to the bygone era of celluloid, "The Cinema Travellers" captures the splendor of the moving image through India’s traveling movie caravans.
April 14, 2017
8:30 pm

3rd i co-presents Shah Rukh Khan in Person!!! at SFFilm Festival 2017

A Conversation with Shah Rukh Khan and screening of his film "My Name is Khan."
May 2017
May 6, 2017
3:00 pm

3rd i Co-presents “Kalpana” at BAMPFA

3rd i co-presents two films at BAMPFA: "Kalpana," an experimental drama from 1948, and "Celluloid Man," a portrait of a film preservationist.
May 6, 2017
6:30 pm

3rd i Co-presents “Celluloid Man” at BAMPFA

3rd i co-presents two films at BAMPFA: "Kalpana," an experimental drama from 1948, and "Celluloid Man," a portrait of a film preservationist.
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