DCSAFF 2019: Guest - International Award Winning Actor Shabana Azmi, Opening Night Film Kaifinama
DCSAFF 2019: Guest - Michelin Star Chef, Writer, and Film Maker Vikas Khanna, Closing Night Film The Last Color
DCSAFF 2019 Guest: Actor Ahmed Ali, Film Laal Kabootar
DCSAFF 2019 - Guest - Actor Suraj Sharma, Special Presentation film The Illegal (Life of Pi and CBS show God Friended Me fame)
DCSAFF 2019 Guest: Director Saqib Malik - Film Baaji
DCSAFF 2019: Guest - Director Brahmanand Singh, film Jhalki
DCSAFF 2019: Guest - Director Danish Renzu, films The Illegal and Gaash
DCSAFF 2019 Guest: Actor Manjot Singh, film Dream 1 (in Fukrey, Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!, Dream Girl, and more)
DCSAFF 2019: Women Empowerment and Issues in South Asian Countries
DCSAFF & WIFT 2018 Guest: Actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan received WIFT Meryl Streep Award for Excellence
DCSAFF & WIFT 2018 Guest: Director Zoya Akhtar received WIFT Wyler Award
DCSAFF & WIFT 2018 Guest: Actor Janhvi Kapoor received WIFT Face of the Future Award
DCSAFF & WIFT 2018 Guests: Congratulations for winning WIFT Awards
DCSAFF 2018: In Conversation with Oscar Nominated Actress Candy Clark
DCSAFF 2019: Let's do it again in 2020!
Venue: Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center
Feature Film: Nachom-ia Kumpasar
About the Film
‘Nachom-ia Kumpasar’ is a Konkani feature film- a tribute to Goan Music and her Musicians. Narrated through the emotional rollercoaster of a love story destined to tragedy, it celebrates Goan music through the eyes of its eclectic generation of musicians in the 1960s and 70s. The film weaves its lilting narrative through 20 timeless Konkani songs that convey the timbre and texture of a pitch and rhythm they made their own. Nachom-ia Kumpasar is a nostalgic tale set in the times these musicians lived and died in unrecognized, unappreciated and unsung.
Cast: Vijay Maurya, Palomi Ghosh, Prince Jacob
Post Screening Discussion with Actress Palomi Ghosh
Director: Bardroy Barretto
Bardroy embarked on his journey as an ‘Ad film Director’ in 2002, and by 2004 his boutique production house, Brown Skins, was a reputed banner in the demanding world of advertising film production. But it was his undying passion to create something worthy enough to display the richness of true Goan culture that led to this marvellous tribute to its musicians and their unsung contribution to the Indian film industry. Today Bardroy’s decade-old dream stands realized. And what we have is a moving saga of Goa’s epic love affair with her Music. A narrative that proudly defies the narrow label of football, fun and feni that is often pinned on the state.
Runtime: 156 Minutes
Language: Konkani (w/English Subtitles)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Musical
Short Film: Chasing the Rainbow
About the Film
Imagine, the entire population of the continent of Australia turned out of their homes eighteen million people losing their lands, evicted from their houses, deprived of livelihood and education and spread out in cities to make ends meet. Oddly it all happens in the name of “Development” and the victims are described as “Beneficiaries”. Sounds too far fetched even as fiction! It’s happened in India. It’s happened to Hori Mahto, Mukta and their daughter Lali, the protagonist of our film, “Chasing The Rainbow”. Their land is declared as a “State Property” and they have been termed, as “Encroachers” and therefore they must vacate within six days. And Mukta says, ” We have no patta, no record, no certificate to fight for compensation. We can’t even prove we are alive”, and therefore they leave and wend their way down the road to nowhere. Once in the city, the family ties are broken as Lali is employed.
Cast: Shishir Sharma, Nina Kulkarni
Director: Charu Shree Roy
After finishing her Bachelor’s in Mass Media from University of Delhi, Charu worked as a video editor for NDTV, NBC and Financial Times. She later joined FTII, Pune for her masters in Film Editing. The short film, “LIGHT & HER SHADOWS” she edited as part of her academic project won awards and travelled to State & International Festivals including the Kodak Film School Competition (U.S), Melbourne Queer Film Festival (Australia), International Festival of Rome (Italy) and Bollywood & Beyond(Germany). Her diploma film, “ALLAH IS GREAT”, was India’s entry to the Student Oscars along with winning the Special Jury Award at the National Film Awards and five International Awards at International Gulf Film Festival (Dubai), Krakow International Film Festival(Poland), Festival Toamna de Aur (Romania), Extravagant India (Paris) & Jaipur International Film Festival (India) besides being screened at several State & International Festivals in Kyoto, Hong Kong,
Canada, Rome, Venice, Stuttgart, Florence, Serbia & Holland.