‘Miss India America’ to kick off Dallas South Asian Film Festival

Washington, Feb 3 (IANS) Starting with “Miss India America” as the opening night movie, the 2016 Dallas/Fort Worth South Asian Film Festival (DFW SAFF) will showcase 13 award-winning shorts, documentaries and feature films.

In addition to film screenings, the February 19-21 festival at the Perot Museum in downtown Dallas and the Angelika Film Centre in Plano, will also include post-screening Q&A sessions, networking events and after parties.

JINGO Media, a Dallas & New York City-based events management company, produces the annual festival.

“We strive to bring quality, independent film programming through Texas, US and North American premieres to DFW audiences,” said Jitin Hingorani principal & CEO of the company.

“We hope people will leave our festival with a better understanding of our South Asian community and an appreciation for our cultures.”

The festival line up includes “I Say, Bhallaji” – short feature; “The Backward Class” – documentary, “Blue Like Me” – short documentary; “Spaces Between – short documentary; “Help Us Find Sunil Tripathi” – documentary; “Saankal” (Shackle) – feature film; “Vanvaas” – short film; “Umrika” – centerpiece feature film; “Super Girl” – short feature: “Dhanak” – feature film and “Amma Y Appa” – documentary feature.

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