South Asian Film Festival to star in Goa on Sept 15

Panaji, Aug 31 (Calcutta Tube / IBNS) The sixth edition of the four day long South Asian Film Festival (SAFF) is scheduled to begin in Goa from September 15.

Organised by the South Asia Foundation (SAF), the theme is ‘Dissolving Boundaries’ – spreading the message of togetherness and oneness amongst the South Asian Countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Bhutan is the focus country for SAFF 2011. The annual festival will pay tribute to two legendaries – Shammi Kapoor for his immense contribution in the Indian cinema and Bagladeshi film maker Tareque Masud who was one of the two prime witnesses of the International War Crime Tribunal.


Tareque, the first Bangladesh director to be honoured by the Cannes Film Festival was killed in a fatal bus accident near Dhaka on August 26.

The organizers said that Shammi Kapoor’s ‘Kashmir Ki Kali’ will be screened in the presence of Sharmila Tagore.

Besides, more than 50 films from the eight participating South Asian countries will be screened during the four days journey.

(Reporting by John Edwards)

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