A lovely group of Seattle-based cineastes are calling out for new independently produced films about South Asia. Their Independent South Asian Film Festival (ISAFF) was a blast last yearÖ a well-balanced mix of very cool filmmakers and ñgoers, but refreshingly lacking in pretense. Maybe it’s the salty breezes of Puget Sound, or some lingering spirit of the Wild West that hangs in the air, but these kids throw down a solid and engaging festival.
The ISAFF 2005 call for entries is out! If you know anyone who has made a good film about South Asia (or the Diaspora) since 2003, please connect them to ISAFF. Many hands, clicking on keyboards, will make a great festival. Info and entry forms at: www.isaff.tasveer.org:
Genres: Short; Experimental; Documentary; Narrative
Format: 35mm; 16mm; mini DV; DVD
Deadline: June 15, 2005
Festival Dates: September 14-18, 2005
Venue: Broadway Performance Hall, Seattle
To download our form please visit our website
* All works must be related to South Asia and/or its Diaspora.
“South Asia” includes: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka
* All works must be independently produced
* All works must be released after January 2003
Please contact us if you have any questions about eligibility. firstname.lastname@example.org
Tasveer is a non-profit South Asian film organization based in Seattle, founded in March 2002. We are committed to bringing films from South Asia and its Diaspora to the Pacific Northwest. Our intention is to increase awareness of all South Asian countries and cultures — Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. We have screened over 100 independent films in the last three years. www.tasveer.org