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About the Festival

3rd i’s 13th Annual SFISAFF runs Oct 22-25 (in SF) and Nov 1 (in Palo Alto), and celebrates Freedoms, with stories from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the South Asian Diaspora.

Festival Films 2015


3rd i's Queer Eye

3rd i’s 2015 festival features live performances and short film by queer voices from across South Asia and the Diaspora! Fawzia Mirza's live performance Me, My Mom, and Sharmila is a hilarious and heartbreaking queer coming-of-age story. Fawzia's shorts The First Session and Reclaiming Pakistan also play in the shorts program Coast to Coast: Mumbai to the Mission, along with Harjant Gill's Mardistan, an exploration of masculinity in India.

Festival Updates

Use special code EARLYBIRD to buy tickets to individual films online for 20% off. Discounts will expire on October 7Last Chance for Earlybird Passes

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Co-presented with the USF Center for Asia Pacific Studies

3rd i Films is pleased to present a screening of Upaj: Improvise (Hoku Uchiyama, 2013, USA, 60 min) …

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3rd i Films celebrates life, love and liberty with this year’s special Focus on Freedoms, which brings us inspiring stories from the front lines of the …

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Festival Trailer

Key Dates

Screening: Upaj: Improvise
Sept 29, 5pm, Presentation Theater, USF

3rd i’s 2015 SFISAFF
Oct 22-25, San Francisco
Nov 1, Palo Alto

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