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from left: "Semshook," "Pudhupettai," "I Am Sindhutai Sapkal"


3rd i's Tenth Annual San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival will take place September 19 23, 2012. For this landmark anniversary, SFISAFF continues to run at the Roxie and Castro Theaters in San Francisco and will unveil a one-day edition in the South Bay a week after the San Francisco event on September 30, 2012 (Venue TBD).

3rd i Films is actively seeking Film Submissions for its annual festival and year-round programs in the San Francisco Bay Area (deadline: July 15), and for its brand new In-Production Popups Showcase (deadline: August 1). For more information on how to submit films, please visit: http://www.thirdi.org/submit-a-film

3rd i Films is seeking staff/volunteers to fill the following positions:
Ticketing Manager Special Events Coordinator IT/Communications Assistant
Come join our team and be a part of one of the most exciting film festivals in the Bay Area! Meet film-lovers, filmmakers, desis, non-desis, San Franciscans and other fun Bay Area folk. For more information on how to apply, visit: http://www.thirdi.org/volunteer/

2011 San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival

3rd i's Ninth Annual San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival took place November 9-13, 2011. Five days of shorts, documentaries, and feature films from South Asia and the South Asian Diaspora. In 2011 the festival presented over 15 programs from countries including India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Tibet, UK and USA.

Opening at the Mission institution, the Roxie Cinema on Wednesday, November 9
and continuing there Thursday/Friday, November 10-11
Moving to the Castro Theatre on Saturday, November 12
and returning to the Roxie & the Little Roxie on Sunday, November 13

Festival Announcements

Early Bird ticket prices extended! Festival Tickets, Passes and Voucher info is available here. Buy passes here. Buy 5-film vouchers here. Go directly to our online ticketing sales site here.

• Just announced! DJ Gandharv Bhatara spins at the Castro Reception!

• 2011 Festival Trailer is now online! Click here to see the trailer.

• Check out the full festival schedule here.

• 3rd i is pleased to announce the following in-person appearances at this year's festival:

The Boxing Ladies + Shorts: South African filmmaker Jordache Ellapen (cane/cain)
Big in Bollywood, Directors Bill Bowles and Kenny Meehan
The Family Circus: Local Shorts, Various Bay Area Filmmakers/Live Neo-benshi performance by Anuj Vaidya
Ashes, Actors Reena Shah and Atul Ohri, and Producers Nina Spensely and Angelo Fabara
Patang (The Kite), Director Prashant Bhargava
A Letter of Fire (Aksharaya), Director Asoka Handagama
Delhi Belly, Screenwriter Akshat Verma and Actress Shenaz Treasury
The Boxing Ladies + Shorts: Gender/Sexuality in Frame, Director Neelu Bhuman (Family in Frame)
Play Like a Lion, Director Joshua Dylan Mellars, Musician Alam Khan, and Producer Mojib Aimaq
Way of Life, Director Dave Driver
What is Time?, Directors Shireen Pasha and Kirthi Nath (Metta)

Please check back here for the latest updates about programs, guests, special events and more!


2011 Festival Trailer

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