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.

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Festival Staff

Ivan Jaigirdar, Festival Director - Artistic
Camille Ramani, Festival Director - Administrative
Amrita Gandhi, Special Events Committee
Brent Hall, Operations Supervisor
Kulwinder Dol, Volunteer Coordinator
Sue Jean Halvorsen, Outreach Diva Extraordinaire
Saqib Mausoof, Community Outreach/Screening Committee
Lin Ong, Festival Design and Print Collaterals
Andrea Pezzano, Marketing Director
Gagan Arneja, Webmaster/Screening Committee
Aisha Ramaswami, Web Consultant
Pia Shah, Operations Coordinator
Seema Arora, Public Relations Diva
Nalini Narayan, Print Traffic Coordination
Lisa Tsering, Programming Consultant
Alka Raghuram, Film Traffic Coordinator/Sponsorship Committee
Chandre Sarkar, Sponsorship Committee
Dave Driver, Media Consultant
Ali Kashani, Media Consultant

Outreach Partners

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

We welcome community organizations who wish to partner with us on our festival. Please contact

The following are a list of SFISAFF 2004 outreach partners:

Aquarius Records
Hyphen Magazine
Balboa Theater
Indus Women Leaders
Friends of South Asia
Artists Television Access (ATA)
Indus Student Association (UC Berkeley)
Black Letter Discovery

Network of Indian Professional, SF (NetIP SFBA)