DCSAFF 2015 was a grand success with three days of gala events, screenings, post-screening discussions, industry panels, workshops, exclusive networking events and award ceremonies.
2015 Award Winners
Chaitanya Tamhane (Court)
Kishor Kadam (Partu)
Konkona Sen Sharma (Kadambari)
Best Short Film:
Audience Award Best Film:
Audience Award Best Short Film:
Special Achievement Award
Outstanding Achievement in Documentary Filmmaking
Huma Beg (Veils and Walls)
Outstanding Contributon to Pakistani Television and Cinema
"It was an experience I shall never forget! The hospitality was excellent and the friends I made are for keeps! Thank you for the wonderful exposure! All my wishes for greater success in the following years to come!"
"It was wonderful being at the 4th DCSAFF this year! There was an interesting collection of films that I enjoyed viewing. I felt honoured and happy that my film SAARI RAAT was sold out for the first show and was grateful to the organizers for arranging a second screening. I was struck by the enthusiasm of the audiences who crowded into the theatres, took part actively in the Q&A sessions after the screenings and attended seminars and workshops with an enthusiasm that warmed my heart."
“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.”
"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."
“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.”
“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!”
“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.”
“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."
“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.”
“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.”