The announcement for 3rd Tasveer Film Fund (TFF) will be released in the first week of June 2022. Thank you for eve
Starting at the height of the pandemic in 2020, TFF was one of the first kind of funds in the United States solely dedicated to supporting South Asian filmmakers. Winners receive a monetary grant and year-long mentorship, to help bring their scripts to life.
With support from Netflix, Tasveer has expanded the program to support three filmmakers who are developing short film, documentary and LGBTQIA+ film projects. This collaboration is part of the recently announced Netflix Fund for Creative Equity, where Netflix will invest USD $100 million dollars over the next five years in a combination of external organizations with a strong track record of setting underrepresented communities up for success in the TV and film industries, as well as bespoke programs that will help to identify, train and provide job placement for up-and-coming talent globally.
“Having a film fund for South Asian filmmakers I think is vital. It gives us the opportunity to take risks and tell bold, inclusive, and diverse stories as we try and forge a path in an industry where there are not too many people of our background or culture.” – Naman Gupta, 2020 Tasveer Film Fund winner