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3rd i’s SF INTERNATIONAL SOUTH ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL: Bollywood and Beyond

3rd i’s programs culminate each year in the San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival (SFISAFF) – an offering of the best independent cinema from South Asia and the Diaspora.

The oldest South Asian Film Festival in the United States, 3rd i’s five-day festival is the premier showcase for documentaries, shorts, narratives and innovative and experimental visions that exemplify the best indie films – and there’s also a dash of Bollywood! Click below to see highlights of SFISAFF 2014.

Click below to see our 2014 festival trailer.

From art-house classics to documentary films, and innovative and experimental visions to next-level Bollywood: 3rd i Films is committed to promoting diverse images of South Asians through independent film.

160x600_3rdIBanner2015_d3 Our 2014 festival presented some of the best documentaries, indie narratives and short films from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Germany, UK and the USA. A special focus on Dance and Music in Film drew upon South Asia’s rich and diverse traditions, and offered an opportunity to incorporate live performance into the festival. Cross-cultural relationships — in the arts and of the heart — were featured, as were stories of the surprising resistance and resilience of youth. Our Women Behind the Lens focus continued last year, with an incredible range of up and coming young filmmakers. And regional stories spanning the Indian subcontinent, from Gujrati to Bengali and Marathi to Tamil, found a place on the program.

SPONSORING THE FESTIVAL
Our sponsors joined 3rd i Films in celebrating the diverse voices of South Asian arts in 2014! Join us  by becoming a sponsor in 2015 and supporting our special Focus on Freedoms!

Sponsors get free passes, expedited entry through the VIP line, and a chance to mingle with all festival guests at our special Castro reception. For complete details, and to make a contribution online, please visit our sponsorship page.

FESTIVAL ARCHIVE

For more information on our previous festivals, please visit our festival archives:
2014
2013
2012
2010-2011 Festival archives are in progress
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003