SAFFA films bat for the South Asian marginalised

 

Sydney, 16 March, 2023: The inaugural edition of the South Asian Film Festival of Australia (SAFFA) will take place from March 17th to 19th in Sydney. Festival co-director Dr Vikrant Kishore currently an Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham (UNNC), has welcomed the audiences and filmmakers to the event, highlighting  the promotion of independent filmmakers in the field of short and experimental films. He says, “the festival aims to provide Australian audiences with an opportunity to engage with the diverse film cultures of South Asia while highlighting the stories of marginalised communities.”

With 25 incredible films, including ten short fiction films and ten short documentaries, selected from over 2000 submissions, the festival offers a unique perspective and explores important themes from the South Asian region. The festival provides a platform for emerging and established filmmakers to showcase their work and connect with industry professionals and film lovers.

Mr. Vivek Asri, the festival’s co-director, states, these short films carefully picked by our  jury members provides unique perspectives and explore important themes from the South Asian region.

Mr. Asri said the festival aims to spotlight the talent of South Asian independent filmmakers both locally and globally, celebrating and supporting these meaningful and colorful films. He extended special thanks to the festival’s collaborators and sponsors, whose support has made the event possible.

The festival will close with the screening of the Rani Mukerji starrer, Mrs Chatterjee vs Norway, a compelling David vs Goliath story about an immigrant Indian mother’s battle against the government’s foster care system and local legal machinery to win back the custody of her children.

Theatrical Manager, Zee Studios Australia, NZ and Fiji, and festival organiser Achala Datar, says the film will resonate with many migrant communities.

Tickets can be purchased from the festival website and Eventbrite.

Website: www.saffa.sydney

Facebook: SAFFA | Sydney NSW | Facebook

Other links: SAFFA Closing Night: Mrs.Chatterjee v/s Norway + SAFFA shorts Tickets, Sun 19/03/2023 at 3:00 pm | Eventbrite

 

 

By SAT News Desk

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