DCSAFF 2014 was a grand success with many more stars, celebrities and not to forget our awesome audience who brought more glamour & glitter to the occasion. Now we are excited too announce 4th Annual DCSAFF 2015. This year the festival will be from 25th to 27th Sept 2015. We are now inviting all South Asian Film Makers & Producers to submit their films.
Here’s the list of films that were awarded at 3rd Annual DCSAFF 2014.
Best Film:
Best Director:
Bedabrata Pain, Chittagong
Best Actor:
Sendhil Ramamurthy, Brahmin Bulls
Best Actress:
Monali Thakur, Laxmi
Best Story:
Best Short Film:
Audience Awards Best Film:
Audience Award Best Short Film:

  • Manoj Bajpai

    “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!”

  • Nagesh Kukunoor

    "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."

  • Prakash Jha

    “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.”

  • Shyam Benegal

    “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! ”

  • Sarita Joshi

    “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.”

  • Sanjay Suri

    “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"

  • Rajit Kapoor

    “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”

  • Omi Vaidya

    “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.


DCSAFF 2014 at glance

DCSAFF Testimonials

What people think about us!

Club 60 (India)

Club 60 by Sanjay Tripathy

Brahmin Bulls by Mahesh Pailoor

Brahmin Bulls by Mahesh Pailoor

Prakash Jha Retrospective

Prakash Jha Retrospective


Laxmi by Nagesh Kukunoor

Between The Lines (Cine Play)

Between The Lines (Cine Play)

We celebrates alternative, independent cinema from the global South Asian community by providing filmmakers, actors, and industry professionals a platform to showcase their work.The Washington DC South Asian Film Festival (DCSAFF), hosted by Ceasar Productions is the most celebrated film festival screening feature, documentary and short films made from, of, and about the Global South Asian Community. DCSAFF is committed to exhibiting films from South Asia (i.e. India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Nepal) and within the Indian Diaspora. The festival is dedicated to providing filmmakers, actors, and industry professionals a platform to showcase their work, as well as creating an environment where filmmakers may exchange ideas with one another, and interact with discerning and diverse audiences, and journalists.