Festivals of all sorts are becoming increasingly popular lately – music festivals, sci-fi festivals, balloon festivals and more! But the best way to spend an early weekend in spring is by attending the third annual DFW South Asian Film Festival, which will be held right here in Addison!
This film festival will feature curated, award winning short movies, documentaries and feature films from the South Asian region (India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Afghanistan, Maldives and Bhutan). The festival will take place from March 3 to March 5, kicking off with an opening night feature film at the Holland Foundation Theater of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, followed by a VIP cocktail reception at the Lyda Hill Gems and Minerals Hall in Dallas. From there, the rest of the line-up will take place in Addison’s AMC Village on the Parkway 9. There, you can see all the films, join panel discussions with attending filmmakers, and attend after parties and networking events.
“The Town of Addison is honored to welcome the third annual DFW South Asian Film Festival,” said Addison Mayor Todd Meier in a recent press release. “Addison has a vibrant arts community, and this event will help expand our profile to reach film enthusiasts from all over North Texas.”
The 15 shorts, documentaries and feature films that will be shown during the festival will focus on issues affecting South Asians, and explore the lives and stories of Diaspora working and living in the United States. The event is put on by JINGO Media, a Dallas and NYC-based public relations and event management company.
“In our third year, we are establishing ourselves as a colorful thread in the fabric of North Texas,” stated festival founder and director Jitin Hingorani, in a recent press release. “Based on the trends of the past two years, we anticipate about a quarter of our festival audience will be non-South Asians, which means that the Texas mainstream population is slowly, but surely, embracing South Asian independent cinema.”
Some of the films will include thought-provoking shorts and documentaries, women’s programming, men’s programming, LBGT programming and family programming.
Buy your tickets online today for this can’t-miss South Asian film festival! The all-access festival passes include admission to all films, networking events and after-parties for $175. Individual screening tickets are $15 per person; however, shows are selling-out fast so only limited tickets are available. Enjoy the shows!