Complete Schedule 2017

DC South Asian Film Festival Schedule 2017
Sept 8-10th

All movies have English Subtitles


All events will be at Montgomery College in Rockville, MD.

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Friday Sept 8th, 2017
Opening Night Gala
Time Venue Film/Event
5:30 PM Parilla Ticket Counter Opens
6:30 PM Theater Arts Arena Doors Open
7:00 PM Theater Arts Arena Red Carpet and Dinner Reception
8:00 PM Theater Arts Arena Opening Ceremony
8:30 PM Parilla Feature Film: Bankster
USA Premiere
Run Time: 100 Minutes
Language: Hindi/English (with English Subtitles)
Country: India


Short Film: Clash of Morality
Run Time: 17 Minutes
Language: English
Country: USA

Opening Night (includes Bankster,
& Clash of Morality) Details

Saturday Sept 9th, 2017
Time Venue Film/Event
9:00 AM Music Recital Hall Photography Workshop

Host Professor Leena Jayaswal, American University Film School

Photography Workshop Details

11:00 AM Parilla

Feature Film: A Death in the Gunj
DC Premiere
Run Time: 110 Minutes
Language: Bengali/English/Hindi (with English Subtitles)
Country: India


Short Film: Son of Kali
Run Time: 17 Minutes
Language: Bengali (with English Subtitles)
Country: India

A Death in the Gunj & Son of Kali Details

12:00 PM Music Recital Hall Documentary: SOZ – A BALLAD OF MALADIES
Run Time: 84 Minutes
Language: Urdu/Hindi (with English Subtitles)
Country: India


Documentary: Life in the Ganges
Run Time: 9.51 Minutes
Language: Hindi/English (with English Subtitles)
Country: India


Short Film: Cola
Run Time: 13 Minutes
Language: Hindi (with English Subtitles)
Country: India

A BALLAD OF MALADIES, Life in the Ganges,
& Cola Details

 1:30 PM Parilla Feature Film: Lipstick Under My Burkha
Run Time: 120 Minutes
Language: Hindi (with English Subtitles)
Country: India


Short Film: Beggars
Run Time: 8 Minutes
Language: Hindi (with English Subtitles)
Country: India

Lipstick Under My Burkha & Beggars Details

2:30 PM Music Recital Hall Feature Film: Palayadawasi
Run Time: 120 Minutes
Language: Marathi (with English Subtitles)
Country: India


Short Film: Vaarasa
Run Time: 15 Minutes
Language: Marathi (with English Subtitles)
Country: India

Palayadawasi & Vaarasa Details

4:00 PM Parilla Feature Film: La La Begum
Run Time: 60 Minutes
Language: Urdu (with English Subtitles)
Country: Pakistan


Documentary: 100 Steps
Run Time: 13 Minutes
Language: Urdu (with English Subtitles)
Country: Pakistan

La La Begum & 100 Steps Details

5:30 PM Music Recital Hall Feature Film: The Valley
Run Time: 95 Minutes
Language: English
Country: USA


Short Film: Azaad
Run Time: 30 minutes
Language: Hindi (with English Subtitles)
Country: India

The Valley & Azaad Details

6:00 PM Parilla Feature Film: Saawan
Run Time: 137 Minutes
Language: Urdu (with English Subtitles)
Country: Pakistan

Saawan Details

 8:00 PM Music Recital Hall Documentary: Elephants in the Coffee
DC Premiere
Run Time: 60 Minutes
Language: English
Country: India


Short Film: Chhoti si Guzarish
Run Time: 28 Minutes
Language: Hindi/English (with English Subtitles)
Country: India


Short Film: Five O’ Clock Shadow
Run Time: 8 Minutes
Language: Hindi/English (with English Subtitles)
Country: USA

Elephants in the Coffee, Chhoti si Guzarish,
& Five O’ Clock Shadow Details
 9:00 PM Parilla Feature: Dr Rakhmabai
Run Time: 120 Minutes
Language: Marathi (with English Subtitles)
Country: India


Short Film: Bir Purush
USA Premiere
Run Time: 15 Minutes
Language: Bengali (with English Subtitles)
Country: India


Dr Rakhmabai & Bir Purush Details

Sunday Sept 10th, 2017
Time Venue Film/Event
9:00 AM TC103

Film Editing Workshop

Host Professor Joanne Carl, Montgomery College Film School

Film Editing Workshop Details

11:00 AM Parilla Feature Film: The Violin Player
Run Time: 70 Minutes
Language: Hindi (with English Subtitles)
Country: India


Documentary: Under the Open Sky
DC Premiere
Run Time: 35 Minutes
Language: Hindi (with English Subtitles)
Country: India


Short Film: Birds in Flight
USA Premiere
Run Time: 26 Minutes
Language: English
Country: USA

The Violin Player, Under the Open Sky,
& Birds in Flight Details

11:00 AM Music Recital Hall Feature Film: Black Prince
True Story
Run Time: 120 Minutes
Language: English
Country: UK/India


Short Film: Surrogate
Run Time: 13 Minutes
Langauge: English
Country: USA

Black Prince & Surrogate Details
1:30 PM Parilla Feature Film: Mantra
Run Time: 90 Minutes
Language: Hindi/English (with English Subtitles)
Country: India


Short Film: Stalking Shadows
USA Premiere
Run Time: 29 Minutes
Language: 
Hindi/English (with English Subtitles)
Country: USA

Mantra & Stalking Shadows Details

2:00 PM Music Recital Hall Documentary: Anatomy of Violence
Run Time: 90 Minutes
Language: Hindi/English (with English Subtitles)
Country: India


Panel Discussion: Immigration Attorney Sheela Murthy; Vice President Human Resources, Sodexo, Rohini Anand; Dr. Bess Vincent, Sociologist; Dr. Vicky Dorworth, Criminologist; Dr. Darrin G. Campen, Dean of Education and Social Sciences

Anatomy of Violence & Panel Discussion Details

 5:00 PM Music Recital Hall Documentary: Sent Away Boys
Run Time: 40 Minutes
Language: Punjabi (with English Subtitles)
Country: India


Short Film: Moh Dia Tandhaa
USA Premiere
Run Time: 13 Minutes
Language: Punjabi (with English Subtitles)
Country: India

Sent Away Boys & Moh Dia Tandhaa Details

Closing Night
4:30 PM Parilla Feature Film: Hotel Salvation
Run Time: 102 Minutes
Language: Hindi (with English Subtitles)
Country: India


Short Film: Her First Time
Run Time: 8 Minutes
Language: Hindi/English (with English Subtitles)
Country: India


Short Film: Bretton Place
Run Time: 6 Minutes
Language: English
Country: USA

Closing Night (includes Hotel Salvation,
Her First Time, & Bretton Place) Details
7:00 PM Parilla Awards and Closing
7:30 PM Parilla

Music & Stand Up Comic Program (Badar Tareen, Sangeeta Simlote)

8:30 PM Parilla Dinner

Closing Night (includes Hotel Salvation,
Her First Time, & Bretton Place) Details