South Asian International Film Festival

  • NY


154 Grand Street, Suite #3N-10
New York City
United States

About Us

The South Asian International Film Festival (SAIFF) is the largest film premiere destination for South Asian/Indian filmmakers in the United States.SAIFF was founded in New York City due to the lack of support for many emerging filmmakers and the overall underrepresentation of Indian cinema in a capital that is recognized by the world as the birthplace of independent filmmaking! The Festival is committed to exhibiting films from South Asia (i.e India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Nepal) and within the Indian Diaspora. With a focus on dynamic, visionary cinema, SAIFF annually creates unprecedented exposure for filmmakers and unparallel experiences for its attendees. The 8th Annual South Asian International Film Festival will take place from December 3-8, 2013.

We're proud to announce this year’s 2013 South Asian International Film Festival, a groundbreaking cinematic and entertainment extravaganza, which has already become a landmark event in New York City and also the 'Largest' South Asian film festival in North America!

For seven (5) exciting days, film lovers, filmmakers, industry professionals and media will attend and watch the very best in new cinema from new talent and acclaimed masters. The week-long event will run from Tuesday, December 3th through Sunday, December 8th, 2013 in New York City. With several screening locations, a team of high-profile supporters, red carpet premieres, and a slate of top-notch films, the festival will give audiences of all ages and ethnicities a chance to discover new South Asian voices and celebrate established ones.

Kicking off with a feature film premiere and opening night gala, the Festival will present a select combination of full-length films, shorts, and documentaries in a variety of genres. In addition to a retrospective honoring an internationally renowned filmmaker, the Festival will attract new films from the South Asian continent (i.e. India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal) and around the World. Annually, the festival is hosted by key influential South Asian leaders and prominent community members, the festival will mix in dynamic entertainment, cutting-edge social and professional mixers, and exclusive industry events with its slate of high-quality cinema programming.

The South Asian International Film Festival (SAIFF) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting South Asian/Indian filmmakers in the U.S seeking maximum visibility and absolute distribution.