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DC – South Asian Film Festival – September 8-10 – Tickets

Hosted by DC South Asian Arts Council Inc, a non profit 501 (c) (3) organization, the Washington DC South Asian Film Festival (DCSAFF) is one of the most celebrated screen events on the Washington, D.C. cultural calendar. The festival takes place annually in the heart of America’s capitol, showcasing the best in alternative cinema from India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

Each year, alongside its tightly curated screening programme of features, documentaries and shorts, DCSAFF hosts exclusive media presentations, retrospectives, and special tributes. The festival is dedicated to providing a platform for both film enthusiasts and industry professionals to exchange ideas through post-screening discussions, industry panels and networking events.

Come to DC for the 6th Annual Washington DC South Asian Film Festival from September 8th – 10th at Montgomery College Rockville’s Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center. Enjoy three days of the best in independent cinema from India and Pakistan, a meet & greet with actors and directors, screenings, workshops, and more.

Featured Films 

Lipstick Under My BurkhaThe story of 4 feisty women in small-town India finding the courage to chase their secret dreams and discover their inner desires. Winner of multiple international awards, Lipstick Under My Burkha is directed by Alankrita Shrivastava and produced by Prakash Jha. Watch the trailer here.

Lala BegumThe story revolves around the bitter relationship of two sisters, Meher (Marina Khan) and Seher (Sonia Rehman Qureshi) in the 1970s. They have not been speaking to each other for the last 20 years. Lala Begum is a 2016 Pakistani drama short film directed by Mehreen Jabbar, written by Syed Mohammad Ahmed and co-produced by Shailja Kejriwal, Mehreen Jabbar and Vikas Sharma. Watch the trailer here.


*Purchase ticket packages directly from DCSAFF by calling Sikha Buddhathoki at: 301-502-0850 or from www.eventcombo.com. Individual movie tickets are available for purchase from the AMC Theatre website.*