The first annual Washington DC South Asian Film Festival
(DCSAFF), to be held from 1 to 3 June, promises to have
something for audiences of all ages and ethnicities.
festival will kick-off with an exclusive opening night
screening of Shyam Benegals film Mammo. The festival
would also premiere Manan Singh Katohoras award-winning
film 9 Eleven and will close with Deepti Navals
directorial debut Do Paise ki Dhoop, Chaar Aane ki Baarish.
of the weekend include a Shyam Bengal retrospective,
acting and filmmaking workshops, short films directed
by local artistes and the Washington DC premieres of
a number of exciting new films.
weekend of cinematic entertainment and workshops would
be attended by the likes of Shyam Benegal, Ketan Mehta,
Deepti Naval, Rajit Kapur and Raima Sen.
festival will also have a number of prominent artistes
including Ajay Naidu and Samrat Chakrabarti. It will
also screen Deepa Mehtas upcoming film Midnight
Children, NBCs 30 Rock, HBOs In Treatment
and Manan Singh Katohoras Flavors, Arya, When
Kiran Met Karen, Extrospection, Come To My Window
and Date # 25, 9 Eleven.
is to be sponsored by Ceasar Productions, a company
founded by Manoj Singh and Geeta Singh.