Aug 15th: DCSAFF 2015 Films Submission is closed.
Aug 15th: Aparna, Ananth, Konkona, and Raima to attend DCSAFF 2015
August 17: Schedule and ticket sales will be available first week of September 2015
June 20th: DC South Asian Karaoke contest on 1st Aug.
June 18th: Submission of DCSAFF 2015 are open!

Highlights from DCSAFF 2015.

Rituparno Ghosh

Tribute to Rituparno Ghosh

Saari Raat

Saari Raat by Aparna Sen

Rough Book

Rough Book by Anant Mahadevan


Partu by Nitin Adsul

Miss India America

Miss India America by Ravi Kapoor

Face to FAce

Meet in person with director & Actors

  • Manoj Bajpai

    “My experience at DCSAFF was enriching. Meeting creative people in a different country and celebrating cinema is something that has always been my passion. DCSAFF is filled with many passionate and devoted volunteers, who are the key to success of any creative venture.”

  • Nagesh Kukunoor

    "The enthusiasm and effort exhibited by the organizers of DCSAFF made for a warm and wonderful event. Interacting with the other filmmakers was a treat! Please continue to grow the festival and make it a must-stop for movie lovers in the DC Area."

  • Prakash Jha

    “It was indeed a unique experience at DCSAFF. The enthusiasm of all the volunteers is admirable. The screenings and master classes were well conducted and I enjoyed every moment of it. Thank you for the opportunity and my best wishes.”


  • Sanjay Tripathy

    “Attending DCSAFF was an exhilarating experience. In a short span of 3 years the level DCSAFF has achieved is commendable. From the choice of films, to the warmth of hospitality, from the infectious energy of the volunteers to the inspiring interactions with fellow filmmakers and artists – everything speaks of the excellence on the part of the organizers.”


  • Shyam Benegal

    “Thank you very much for being such excellent hosts and giving so much of your time to look after Nira and myself while we were there for DCSAFF. I am sure the festival is going to catch on and you will be able to have a more elaborate and scaled up South Asian Festival from next year. Our very best wishes to you.”

  • Late Farooq Shaikh

    “Reached Mumbai, tired, jet lagged, but full of respect and admiration for the extra ordinary work of the DCSAFF team. This is not possible without a passion for a cause, and truly an act of service. This can only be done as a labor of love. May DCSAFF have increasing and recurring success! You have our support from Mumbai!”


  • Sarita Joshi

    “I take this opportunity to congratulate DCSAFF for a well-organized festival. The event was really well managed. It is good to see that you are bringing good artistic films from India to be viewed by the general public who may otherwise not get this opportunity. You deserve to be congratulated for giving people a chance to see South Asian art forms. I wish you good luck for the future and hope that you continue to host such events with success.”


  • Sanjay Suri

    “It was great to attend DCSAFF. The festival offered diversity, originality and thought provoking content from South Asia, which was enriching and entertaining for me. DCSAFF offers a great platform for Independent filmmakers and I certainly would love to come back to the festival in the future."


  • Rajit Kapoor

    “The warm hospitality, positive vibrations, high energy levels and the earnestness and enthusiasm of the volunteers made this DCSAFF a memorable experience. This festival will grow from strength to strength.”


  • Omi Vaidya

    “Attending DCSAFF was a great privilege. Exceptional films & enthusiastic audiences. DC Metro residents now have a festival that screens the best of South Asian Cinema. I hope I get the honor of screening my next film at DCSAFF.”

We celebrates alternative, independent cinema from the global South Asian community by providing filmmakers, actors, and industry professionals a platform to showcase their work.The Washington DC South Asian Film Festival (DCSAFF), hosted by Ceasar Productions is the most celebrated film festival screening feature, documentary and short films made from, of, and about the Global South Asian Community. DCSAFF is committed to exhibiting films from South Asia (i.e. India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Nepal) and within the Indian Diaspora. The festival is dedicated to providing filmmakers, actors, and industry professionals a platform to showcase their work, as well as creating an environment where filmmakers may exchange ideas with one another, and interact with discerning and diverse audiences, and journalists.