Bedabrata Pain, Chittagong
Sendhil Ramamurthy, Brahmin Bulls
Monali Thakur, Laxmi
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Audience Awards Best Film:
Audience Award Best Short Film:
“My experience at DCSAFF was quite enriching. Meeting creative people in a different country and celebrate cinema is something was always my passion. DCSAFF is a new festival but filled with too many passionate and devoted volunteers who are the key to success of any creative venture. My best wishes to Manoj and Geeta Singh!”
"The enthusiasm and effort exhibited by the organizers of the DCSAFF made for a warm 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."
“It was indeed a unique experience at the festival. Both you and Geeta put your heart and soul into it and the enthusiasm of all your volunteers is indeed 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 for its future!”
Sanjay Tripathy, Director
“Attending DCSAFF 2014 was an exhilarating experience. In 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 volunteers to the inspiring interactions with fellow film makers and artists, everything speaks of the excellence on the part of organizers. Wish you and your team the very best for all your future endeavors.”
“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 your festival. 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 you are doing. This is not possible without a passion for a cause, and truly an act of service. Can be done only as a "labor of love". May DCSAFF have increasing and recurring success! You have our support from Mumbai! ”
“I take opportunity to congratulate you for a well organized festival and I am happy that overall 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.”
“It was great to attend the DC SAFF. 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 film makers and I certainly would love to come back to the festival in future"
“Your warm hospitality, the positive vibrations, high energy levels and the earnestness and enthusiasm of volunteers made this DCSAFF a memorable experience. I'm sure this festival will grow from strength to strength”
“Attending the 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 the DCSAFF”
Here are few of the highlights of 3rd Annual DCSAFF 2014.