MUMBAI: The 2006 South Asian International Film (SAIF) festival, which is scheduled to open in
The five-day film festival continues SAIFF’s mission to present the best in South Asian cinema from across
SAIFF’s third-annual event will kick-off on 4 October with the Opening Night World Premiere of Manish Jha’s Anwar at the Loews Theater at
Acclaimed feature selections include QuarterLife Crisis, Hope and a Little Sugar and Rockin’ Meera. From
From Nepal, Punam, a short film about one little girl’s dream to simply be a kid; from Bangladesh, My Cultural Divide, a documentary on one man’s journey to bridge the gap between his heritage and his life; from Sri Lanka, Butterfly Wings, an award winning film about the hopes and dreams of a young boy and the obstacles that stand in his way will be aired.
Featured documentaries this year include The Widow Colony – which recounts the events of the November 1984 Sikh massacre in New Delhi, India; Fingers of Fire – which follows one man’s journey in the world of tabla music and Going to School in India – which describes India’s diverse classroom settings.
Additionally, Verizon Wireless has also launched its first South Asian text-to-vote campaign for People’s Choice Awards for favorite short, feature and documentary at this year’s SAIFF 2006.