Chicago South Asian Film Festival


The Chicago South Asian Film Festival's mission is to advance diversity in Chicagoland through cinema, conversation and culture. The Festival gives South Asian talent, stories and themes a world platform and is committed to providing an experience in cinema for filmmakers and moviegoers alike with the warmth and personal touch that is unique to Chicago.

The Festival aims to:
- Promote South Asian culture, talent and perspectives through films, art and discussions
- Promote Local Businesses and Organizations by creating partnerships and fostering strong relationships to provide exposure
- Promote Chicago as a destination for making films while supporting local talent through workshops and networking platforms

The Chicago South Asian Film Festival, presented by Zee Cinema, is one of the largest multicultural events in the heartland of America and is dedicated to advancing diversity in Chicagoland through cinema, conversation and culture. The Festival was founded in 2010 by the Chicago South Asian Arts Council, a non-profit organization that aims to promote creativity and culture through art.

Recent News

Chicago South Asian Film Festival 2019

Schedule:September 19, 2019ShowPlace ICON Theatre:9:30 am - 12:00 pm: Babu [Shorts Session 1]9:30 am - 12:00 pm: Cheel Gaadi [Shorts Session 1]9:30 am - 12:00 pm: Chuhedaani [Shorts Session 1]9:30 am - 12:00 pm: Comeback [Shorts Session 1]9:30 am -…

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Chicago South Asian Film Festival 2018

Schedule: Thursday, September 20, 2018 Columbia College Chicago, 1104 S. Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605 9:30 am - 11:00 am: Lane 0 A group of swimmers from developing nations train hard at a state of the art sports center in Thailand. Working…

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Chicago South Asian Film Festival 2017

Schedule: September 28, 2017 Music Box Theatre, 3733 North Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm:  Pre-Festival Screening: Signature Move (Q&A with Shabana Azmi) The Chicago South Asian Film…

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Chicago South Asian Film Festival 2015

ScheduleSeptember 30, 20156:00 pm - 8:15 pm : Patang (Kite) - In Honor of Prashant BhargavaDirector: Prashant BhargavaCast: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Mukund Shukla, Seema Biswas, Sugandha Garg,Aakash MaheryaIndia | 1 hour 47 minutes | 2011 | Hindi |…

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