11th Seattle South Asian Film Festival (SSAFF) is a 11-day festival of thought-provoking meaningful films & forums on South Asia* to engage its viewers to dialogue openly on the issues of human right and social/political/economic injustice. The focus of SSAFF 2016 is Bangladesh and message #LoveWins
*South Asia includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
It is the largest South Asian Film Festival in the country with over 3000 attendees, 45 films, shown over 11days, in 5cities. SSAFF is produced by Tasveer.

Questions? Email us at ssaff@tasveer.org or call 206.349.4478

SSAFF 2016 TEAM
Festival Director: Kiran Dhillon
Festival Co-Director:
Madhuri Kudaravalli
Tasveer Executive Director:
Rita Meher
Bangladesh Country Director:
Rashed Noman
Event Manager:
Archana Soy
Festival Publicist:
Sara Huey
Community Partnership: Suryanka Kalra
Sponsorship Team:
Anwesha Das
Symposium Lead:
Alka Kurian

Programming Committee:
Ananya Rabeya (Lead)
Jayant Swamy
Nalini Iyer
Rashed Noman
Rebeka Noman
Tanushree Chowdhury
Archana Soy
Pallavi Somusetty

Marketing

Linishya Sequiera Vaz
Mithun Menezes
Rumela Ganguly
Nidhi Chaudhry

Website

Jitendra Joshi (Architect)
Mudit Gupta (Lead)
Pooja Galgali
Abhishek Kulkarni

Content Writers

Sumathi Raghavan
Jayant Swamy
Talha Sabri

Festival Coordinators

Rasanga Weerasinghe
Sandhya Sridhar
Meera Saxena
Devyani Charde
Ravi Sangha
Shuba Iyer

Guest Liaisons

Tanushree Chowdhury
Rumela Ganguly
Anita Akerkar

 

Tasveer Board
Rita Meher, Co-founder and Executive Director, Tasveer
Farah Nousheen, Co-founder, Tasveer
Alka Kurian, Board President
Pallavi Garg, Secretary
Rashed Noman, Treasurer
Archana Soy
Debadutta Dash
Priya Frank
Rituja Indapure
Shahina Piyarali
Sheraz Malik
Tameem Ansari
Uzma Khan

 

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ABOUT TASVEER:

Tasveer is a non-profit film & art organization.

Our mission is to inspire social change through thought-provoking South Asian Films, Art & Stories.  Through our festivals, we provide a platform to engage and empower the South Asian Community through meaningful dialogue on a variety of important issues.

Learn more on the Tasveer website.

SSAFF by Numbers

  • 23 Features
  • 22 Shorts
  • 9 Countries represented
  • 16 Attending filmmakers

Countries represented: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Canada, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, United States
Country of Focus: Bangladesh
Festival Theme: #LoveWins
Subtitles: Yes

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