San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival3rd I

About 3rd I

3rd I is a non-profit, national organization committed to promoting diverse images of South Asians through independent film. We represent filmmakers and audiences from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, The Maldives, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tibet, and the South Asian Diaspora. We support our mission by providing film screenings, filmmaking courses, networking resources, and a distribution channel for the South Asian-American film community and our audiences.

To learn more about us, visit

Festival Staff

Ivan Jaigirdar, Festival Director - Artistic
Camille Ramani, Festival Director - Administrative
Tania Chattopadhyay, Festival Intern
Amrita Gandhi, Sponsorship/Screening Committee
Brent Hall, Operations Supervisor
Sue Jean Halvorsen, Outreach Diva Extraordinaire
Rommel Jamias, Photographer/Outreach
Saqib Mausoof, Community Outreach
Jamil Moledina, Media Writing Consultant/Screening Committee
Kirthi Nath, Print traffic Coordinator/Screening Committee
Lin Ong, Festival Design and Print Collaterals
Andrea Pezzano, Marketing Director
Alka Raghuram, Festival Intern
Aisha Ramaswami, Web Development
Pia Shah, Volunteer Coordinator
Gopi Shastri, Public Relations Coordinator
Lisa Tsering, Programming Consultant

Outreach Partners

3rd I SF strives to form mutually beneficial partnerships with other community organizations and companies to promote South Asian independent film.

The following organizations have been instrumental as outreach partners for SFISAFF.

Network of Indian Professional, SF (NetIP SFBA)
Aquarius Records
Six Degrees Records
Balboa Theater
Baobob Restaurant
SF Cinemateque
Locus Arts
Third Thursdays