Aishwarya Rai Bachchan conferred with inaugural Meryl Streep Award of Excellence

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan conferred with inaugural Meryl Streep Award of Excellence

Indian actress and global icon Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been conferred with the inaugural Meryl Street Award of Excellence at an exclusive event co-hosted by Women in Film & Television (WIFT) and the DC South Asian Film Festival (DCSAFF). Continue reading Aishwarya Rai Bachchan conferred with inaugural Meryl Streep Award of Excellence

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Seventh annual DC South Asian Film Festival featuring the finest in independent cinema opens at Montgomery College

Seventh annual DC South Asian Film Festival featuring the finest in independent cinema opens at Montgomery College

At the helm of the DC South Asian Film Festival are organizers Manoj and Geeta Singh who have collaborated with Montgomery College for the third consecutive year to bring the works of independent film-makers to viewers throughout the Washington metropolitan region, and beyond. Continue reading Seventh annual DC South Asian Film Festival featuring the finest in independent cinema opens at Montgomery College

Zeenat Aman Lends Star Power to Sixth Annual DC South Asian Film Festival

Zeenat Aman Lends Star Power to Sixth Annual DC South Asian Film Festival

Opening night of the 2017 Washington DC South Asian Film Festival (DCSAFF) saw distinguished guests on the Red Carpet: seventies and eighties actress Zeenat Aman who, at 66, looked beautiful and radiant in a simple Indian suit; Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett; Delegate Aruna Miller, now running for Congress from Maryland’s 6th Congressional District; gifted directors Ananth Mahadevan, Vinay Pujara, Indira Somani, Azaan Khan, Mehreen Jabbar, Harjant Gill, among others. Continue reading Zeenat Aman Lends Star Power to Sixth Annual DC South Asian Film Festival

Director Deepa Mehta, Actress Seema Biswas Lead Panel on Women in Indian Cinema

Director Deepa Mehta, Actress Seema Biswas Lead Panel on Women in Indian Cinema

The fifth annual DC South Asian Film Festival (DCSAFF) kicked off with a special pre-festival event: an inspiring conversation on the role and evolution of women in cinema led by Oscar-nominated director Deepa Mehta, international award-winning actress Seema Biswas, national award-winning actress Palomi Ghosh, and moderated by Monika Samtani, reporter for CBS station WUSA9 and President of Ms. Media. Continue reading Director Deepa Mehta, Actress Seema Biswas Lead Panel on Women in Indian Cinema

‘Sold’, an Expose of Child Trafficking, Wins Best Feature Film Award at DC South Asian Film Festival

‘Sold’, an Expose of Child Trafficking, Wins Best Feature Film Award at DC South Asian Film Festival

‘Sold’ is a must watch film which raises a clarion call for action. If it saves girls from being sold into sexual slavery, it will go down in the annals of cinematic history as a film which made a mighty difference. Watch it if only to reaffirm that we all have a conscience! Continue reading ‘Sold’, an Expose of Child Trafficking, Wins Best Feature Film Award at DC South Asian Film Festival