The Tasveer South Asian Film Festival (TSAFF) is Tasveer’s most extensive production. It is a 10-day extravaganza that takes place every Fall. The first TSAFF took place in 2004. The festival creates a lively, stimulating, and focused environment for conversation, education, and exploration of issues that face South Asia and its Diaspora. Through a series of film screenings, panel discussions, workshops, and cultural programming, our goal is to involve audiences not just with the film and video works presented, but to create a prolonged space where the social, political, personal, and international issues that form the core subjects of those works can be discussed and understood.

 TSAL brings together an eclectic group of poets, novelists, screenwriters, nonfiction and experimental writers expressing a wide range of South Asian diasporic voices on race, immigration, gender, identity, and publishing. The audience gets to listen to our authors read from their writings and engage with them in discussion panels and workshops as they explore some of the major issues such as race, immigration, gender, sexuality, and politics that have shaped the lives and writings of the South Asian diaspora.

Aaina, which in Hindi & Urdu means mirror, celebrates the artistic & activist work of South Asian women, trans* & gender non conforming folx through performance, visual arts, films & conversation aimed at highlighting issues critical to the empowerment of South Asia. This year’s festival includes visual and performance art, speakers, and conversations aimed at highlighting issues relevant to South Asians. The spotlight event of Aaina –Yoni Ki Baat is a South Asian adaptation of the Vagina Monologues.