Festival In The News

The 3rd i Film Festival is really one of a kind, offering up the best of South Asian film, not as some paean to political correctness, but truly as a tribute to great cinema rooted in the subcontinent and its diaspora.”
– Sandip Roy, Editor/Radio Host, New American Media

“This autumn I feel more oppressed than usual by the relentless march of regional/generic film festivals… But one film fest that I greet each fall with satisfaction sans stress is the 3rd i Film Festival. Maybe because it’s just another great lineup I get to preview with confidence.”
– Frako Loden, The Evening Class

3rd i has exposed the Indian American audience to a whole new funny, sexy, frightening and fantastic world of South Asian film. They are the only resource for the latest in cutting-edge and hard-to-find cinema and they are one of the Bay Area’s great artistic treasures!”
– Lisa Tsering/entertainment editor, India-West

3rd i Films was the recipient of a “Local Heroes” award from KQED in May 2012, as part of its celebration of Asian Pacific Heritage Month. Read more on KQED’s website.

Press coverage of 3rd i’s 13th Annual SFISAFF

San Francisco Chronicle, Sunday Datebook
3rd i: ‘Like Sundance, but with a South Asian flavor’
by Sandip Roy
October 14, 2015 (online)
October 18, 2015 (Sunday Datebook)

KQED Arts
Five Reasons to See This Year’s South Asian Film Festival
by Lakshmi Sarah
October 23, 2015

SF Classical Voice
‘Mozart of Madras’ Featured at 3rd I Film Festival
by Janos Gereben
October 7, 2015

India Currents
Overview feature
by Mona Shah
September 15, 2015

India West
San Francisco’s 3rd i South Asian Film Festival Returns Oct. 22 
by Sonia Waraich
October 16, 2015

Examiner.com
Overview
by Bonnie Steiger
October 20, 2015

SF Weekly
Overview
by Sherilyn Connelly
October 21, 2015

Bay Area Reporter
Cinema in South Asian places
by David Lamble
October 22, 2015

Aerogram
Get Your Culture On At 3rd i’s Film Festival In San Francisco & Palo Alto: 10/22-25 & 11/1
by Pavani Yalamanchili
October 22, 2015

Examiner.com
A.R. Rahman documentary, ‘PK,’ ‘Haider’ pace South Asian Film Festival
by Janos Gereben
October 20, 2015

New Indian Express
Overview
by Sonia Waraich
October 21, 2015

KPFA FM, Up Front
Interview with Anuj Vaidya
October 21, 2015/

The Kamla Show
Podcast Interview with Festival Co-Director Anuj Vaidya
October 21, 2015

KPFA FM, Apex Express
Interview with Fawzia Mirza and Nyna Caputi
October 22, 2015

Press coverage of 3rd i’s 12th Annual SFISAFF

KQED Arts Blog
Fall Film: A Bevy of Bay Area Festivals and Retrospectives
by Michael Fox
Sept 8, 2014

Huffington Post
UPAJ: IMPROVISE preview
by Caral Esconda
Nov 7, 2014

San Francisco Chronicle
3rd i S.F. International South Asian Film Festival: Women in focus
Feature by Sandip Roy
Nov 5, 2014

India West
Oscar Choices Feature
by Lisa Tsering
Oct 16, 2014

The Aerogram
MEET THE PATELS feature

by Nishat Kurwa
Nov 5, 2014

The Evening Class
Overview
by Frako Loden
Nov 4, 2014

 

Press coverage of 3rd i’s 11th Annual SFISAFF

Aerogram
Film Takes Flight in ‘These Birds Walk’
by Nishat Kurwa
November 6, 2013

SF Film Fest Ruffles Bollywood’s Feathers: Q&A With Executive Director Ivan Jaigirdar
by Nishat Kurwa
November 4, 2013


Alice Radio (KLLC)

Liz St John Interview with Festival Director Ivan Jaigirdar
November 3, 2013


Beyond Asiaphilia

What Goes On: Taiwan Film Days and Third I South Asian Film Festival
November 1, 2013


The Daily Californian

A film festival engendering female empowerment
By Kanwalroop Singh
November 3, 2013


India West
‘Big Bang Theory’ Star Kunal Nayyar Narrates Documentary on India’s Cricket Obsession
By Sunita Sohrabji
November 11, 2013

‘Khamosh Paani’ Director Back with ‘Good Morning Karachi’
By PTI
November 3, 2013


KPFA Radio
APEX Express for October 31, 2013 – 7:00pm
(Spotlights the annual Thirdi South Asian film festival. With Host Preeti Mangala Shekar.)

Up Front, for November 7, 2013 – 7:00am
(discussion of Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth about 45 minutes in)
Listen to the mp3 version here


San Francisco Chronicle
Overview of the festival
by Sandip Roy
November 7, 2013


SFWeekly

SFWeekly Blog:
100 Years of Indian Cinema: 3rd i’s 11th Annual South Asian Film Festival Celebrates Women
By Neha Talreja
November 5, 2013

SFWeekly Voice Places:
3rd i’s San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival

SFWeekly Movies:
South Asian Film Festival: Not Just Bollywood, But Certainly Some
By Sherilyn Connelly
November 6 2013