Passes and Special Events 

All films are in English or have English subtitles.

Dinner with Shabana

a TSAFF2019 fundraiser

Friday, Sept 27th
9:30 PM – 11:00 PM
Nirmal’s, 106 Occidental Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104
$150 per person


Only 50 tickets! $150/each

Meet one on one with India’s legendary Actress Shabana Azmi

Shabana Azmi is an Indian actress of film, television and theatre. She is an alumna of Film and Television Institute of India of Pune. Azmi made her film debut in 1974 and soon became one of the leading actresses of Art Cinema, a new-wave movement known for its serious content and neo-realism and received government patronage during the times. Regarded as one of the finest actresses in India, Azmi’s performances in films in a variety of genres have generally earned her praise and awards, which include a record of five wins of the National Film Award for Best Actress and several international honours. She has also received five Filmfare Awards, and was honored among “women in cinema” at the 30th International Film Festival of India. In 1988, the Government of India awarded her with Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honour of the country.

In addition to acting, Azmi is a social and women’s rights activist. She is the wife of poet and screenwriter Javed Akhtar. She is a Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations Population Fund (UNPFA). In appreciation of Azmi’s life and works, the President of India gave her a nominated (unelected) membership of the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of parliament.

Festival Launch Party at BAM

Saturday, September 7th, 7PM
Bellevue Arts Museum
FREE: By Invitation Only

7:00 PM Meet and Greet with Tasveer Ambassadors
7:15 PM Dinner By Chef Shalimar
7:45 PM Welcome Speech by Khenrab Palden
7:50 PM Dance by Live to Dance
8:00 PM Remarks by The City of Bellevue Mayor John Chelminiak
8:05 AM Remarks by Bellevue Arts Museum Executive Director Benedict Heywood
8:10 PM Tasveer Co-Founder & Executive Director Rita Meher
8:15 OM Ketki and Siddhi present program
9:00 PM Program Ends
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$250: Regular  BUY
$150: Student / Non-Profit Worker (ID will be asked) BUY

The All-Access Pass gives you full access to all festival screenings, parties including
– Festival Launch Party
– Film The Illegal and Opening Night Gala reception 
– Centrepiece film The Sweet Requiem and reception
– Closing Night with Laal Kabootar
– UW Symposium
– Panels, filmmaker Q&As, and some other surprises as we keep adding them!

*Fundraiser Dinners are not included.




To purchase a membership click here.

Student ($35) / Star: individual ($65) / Star: dual ($115) Superstar: individual ($200) / Superstar: dual ($350)
Access to all screenings for one festival weekend All access film festival pass
Tickets to closing night event – –
10% discount on Aaina and Lit Festival tickets 1/2 tickets to Aaina and Lit Festival
10% discount on festival merchandise 10% discount on festival merchandise
Invitation to some members-only events Invitation to all members-only events
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Online Ticket Sales

Tickets for each program can be purchased online from the Schedule tab until 11:45PM the night before respective show times. Tickets will be available at the venue’s Will Call.

Box Office Sales

Tickets for each program will be available onsite at the ticket counter on the day of screenings based on availability.

Film Screenings

$15 Regular | $12 Student (with ID), Members and Seniors [65+]

Opening Night Film + Gala

Thursday, 09/26/19, 7pm
$55 Regular | $40 Student(with ID), Members and Seniors [65+]

Kaifinama with Shabana Azmi

Thursday, 09/27/19, 6:30pm
$25 Regular | $20 Student(with ID), Members and Seniors [65+]

*Dinner not included.

Centerpiece Film + Reception

$20 Regular | $15 Student (with ID), Members and Seniors [65+]

Closing Night Film + Awards Ceremony

$30 Regular | $25 Student (with ID), Members and Seniors [65+]

Film Day Symposium

Free to general public

No reserved seating is available. First come, first serve. Films will start on time.

Note: Young children / infants who can be help in laps for shared seating are allowed free entry. Please note that with high levels noise or disturbance, individuals will be asked step out of the theater.

Schedule is Subject to Change