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The Festival

The Seattle South Asian Film Festival (SSAFF) is a 3-day film festival produced by Tasveer for people to discover, experience, and enjoy through a range of South Asian films, workshops, and forums. SSAFF creates a lively, stimulating, and focused environment for conversation, education, and exploration of issues that face South Asia and its Diaspora. 

The name change, from Independent South-Asian Film Festival to Seattle South-Asian Film Festival, was made to accommodate the new kind of "parallel" cinema which crosses boundaries between mainstream and independent movies -- one that appeals to the broader audience even as it deals with topics not usually addressed by big production houses while making ourselves a Seattle main stay.

The SSAFF 2011 Team

Executive Director

Programming Director

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Festival Writer



Rita Meher

Alka Kurian

Chi Shen

Kiran Dhillon
Shaman D'Souza

Nadeem Uddin

Shanthala Mudegowda

Gauri Shringarpure


Development Director


Volunteer Mgrs

Guest Liasion

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Archana Rao
Bish Paul

Arati Misro

Angela Esposito
Suzanne Church
Elliott Church

Prachi Vora
Kiran Dhillon

Akshat Divatia

Deepak Rauniyar
Brandon McIntosh
Farah Nousheen
Arpana Sanjay
Tim Church