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Music and Dance in Focus

Music and Dance in Focus

Featuring a live kathak-tap performance, musicals from both sides of the India-Pakistan border, a new jazz score by Vijay Iyer, and more!

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Support South Asian Cinema!

Support South Asian Cinema!

A small contribution from you can go a long way towards supporting cutting-edge stories from and about South Asia.

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About the Festival

The 12th edition of 3rd i’s SFISAFF returns to the Bay Area Nov 6-9 (San Francisco), and Nov 15 (Palo Alto) in 2014, and features a special focus on music and dance in South Asian cinema!

Festival Films 2014


Women Behind the Lens

Our Women Behind the Lens focus continues this year, with an incredible range of up and coming young filmmakers and Oscar hopefuls. Featured above is India's Official Entry to the Oscars this year,Liar's Dice, directed by Geethu Mohandas and featuring exceptional performances by Geeta Thapar and Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
Also on the program are the Castro Centerpiece, Afia Nathaniel's Dukhtar, and Pushpa Rawat and Anupama Srinivasan's intimate doc Nirnay, screening in Palo Alto.

Festival Updates

There are no more online tickets to this film. There will be a limited number of at-the-door tickets available at the screening. The RUSH LINE …

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Save The Date

3rd i’s SFISAFF 2014 returns
November 6-9 in San Francisco and
November 15 in Palo Alto.

Our Castro Theatre reception takes place November 8 at 8 pm.

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