Red Carpet Gala


25th Sept, 2015, 6PM onwards
Courtyard Marriott, Washingtonian Center,
Gaithersburg, MD




Join us for the opening of DCSAFF. It will be a memorable evening with exclusive events, cocktails and off course, films.

Time Venue Event
5:00pm AMC/Courtyard Ticket counter opens
6:00pm AMC Red Carpet & Meet/Greet
6:30pm AMC Opening Ceremony
7:00pm AMC Short Film: Bonjour ji, Run Time 15 Minutes &
Feature Film: Saari Raat
Post Screening Discussion with Aparna Sen and Konkona Sen Sharma
9:30PM Courtyard Dinner Reception and Entertainment


Short Film: Bonjour Ji

Bonjour-JiRun Time: 16 Minutes

Script, Direction, Editing: Satinder Kassoana

Bonjour Ji revolves around two characters who feel sidelined by each other’s community. But when they meet, they realize how a change in their perspective on other people can drive different behavior out of the same people.

Opening Film: SAARI RAAT

About the Film

A couple on vacation gets caught in a storm and seeks refuge in a stranger’s house. Through the long night they face issues past and present, after which nothing can ever be the same. The film is Director Aparna Sen’s tribute to legendary Bengali playwright and theatre personality Badal Sircar.

The film SAARI RAAT is a part of ZEE’s Peace Project which aims to bring together film makers, cultural exponents and thought leaders of both the neighboring nations of India and Pakistan on a single platform to facilitate an apolitical exchange environment of peace and harmony. This initiative is in line with Zee Entertainment’s corporate brand philosophy of ‘VASUDHAIVA KUTUMBAKAM’ which means ‘THE WORLD IS MY FAMILY.’

Director: Aparna Sen

Cast: Anjan Dutt, Rittwik Chakraborty, Konkona Sensharma

* Post Screening Discussion with Aparna Sen and Konkona Sen Sharma

Right after the short film
Friday, 25th Sept 2015

Venue: Rio, Theatre 10

Runtime: 82 Minutes

Country: India

Language: Hindi (Subtitles in English)

Genre: Drama