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July 27th, 2022

In this newsletter, read about:

  1. How to Embarrass Your Immigrant Parents
  2. Reflections through heART: Open Mic
  3. Tasveer Artist Spotlight
  4. Tasveer Film Fund Submissions
  5. TasveerTV Pick of the week
  6. Volunteer with Tasveer

How to Embarrass Your Immigrant Parents

by Abby Govindan

Tasveer is proud to present: How to Embarrass Your Immigrant Parents by Abby Govindan! A stand-up show and solo act in one, biting and irreverent storytelling experience that explores a pertinent universal theme: wanting to understand your parents but struggling to see eye-to-eye. Throughout the course of an hour, Abby takes the viewer on an intimate, hilarious, soul-bearing journey about her struggles with mental health, fitting in, and finding common ground with the ones you love even after they’ve hurt you. Most importantly, it is a love letter to Abby’s Indian heritage and her wonderful parents, without whom none of this would be possible. No gimmicky Indian accents, guaranteed.

The show explores sensitive issues surrounding mental health; viewer discretion is advised.

July 29, 8PM PST

Broadway Performance Hall

Get Tickets Here!

Reflections through heART

CommUNITY Open Mic : Call for Submissions

Calling all South Asian storytellers! Sign-up for Tasveer’s 1st ever in-person Open Mic and EXPRESS YOURSELF. All participants will get a chance to participate in a free storytelling workshop by Unexpected Productions on September 3rd, 2022.

Reflections through HeART - a CommUNITY Open Mic Event will delight Seattle audiences with South Asian artists presenting prose, poetry, comedy, music, performance art, improv, or other forms of artistic expression. With support from the City of Seattle Neighborhood Matching Fund, Reflections Through HeART nurtures budding South Asian artists in Seattle by giving them a safe and supportive environment to create magic. The CommUNITY Open Mic is a platform for South Asian stories and perspectives, and an event that will entertain, enlighten and inspire audiences.

Event Date: Saturday. September 24th, 2022

Application Submission Deadline for participants: Monday, August 15th, 2022

Participant Sign Up
Get Tickets Here

Tasveer Artist Spotlight Episode 1:

Chithra Jeyaram

The Tasveer Artist Spotlight, hosted by Brown Girl Joy Productions co-founders Jazz and Aman, is a conversation with filmmakers who are part of the Tasveer community. The series will provide a virtual space for artists to discuss their artistic journey, social impact, and current projects.

The first filmmaker is based in New York and produced 'Thirumathi Nangai'; a short documentary that was a finalist for the 2021 Tasveer Documentary Fund. Currently, she is directing and producing OUR DAUGHTERS, a feature documentary that examines open adoption in America through an immigrant lens.

Watch the interview

Tasveer Film Fund Submissions Are Open!

The deadline is rapidly approaching! Submissions are currently open. Watch the info session for Q&A with the Tasveer team. Awards will be given to the following categories:

🎥 Short Narrative: $10,000 max (US only)

🎥 Short Narrative LGBTQI+: $10,000 max (US only)

🎥 Documentary: $15,000 max (US only)

🎥 Feature Narrative:$15,000 max (Global)

We will host a live pitching session to determine the award winners in each category. The top 3 finalists will be invited from each category to pitch their short film, LGBTQ+ films, or their documentary treatment.

Submit By: Thursday. September 15th, 2022

Pitch Day: October 13th-14th, 2022 (Thur, Fri)

Use our social media toolkit to spread the word!

Submit Here

TasveerTV Pick of the Week:

Dhulo (The Scapegoat)

TasveerTV Pick of the Week selection was Dhulo (The Scapegoat). We had the pleasure of conducting a live interview with the director, Tathagatha Ghosh! Watch the recording of the live interview on Instagram.

The Scapegoat was featured on the big-screen showcase at the London Indian Film Festival. A woman rebels against the deeply ingrained sexism and political animosity in a remote Bengal village in India in the film Dhulo (The Scapegoat). The politically and socially charged drama by Tathagata Ghosh serves as a mirror to the horrific events that go unnoticed and are rarely spoken about in mainstream media.

Subscribe to TasveerTV for just $0.99 to watch this powerful short film

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This fall, Pratidhwani is producing a show called Two Minutes of Your Time. The theme for this installment is ‘Coming Home’


The show will feature a series of 2 minute monologues or stories, curated and directed by Sunam Ellis. This will be a theatrical, rehearsed, presentation.


Want to get involved? Create and perform a self-tape-style video on the theme Coming Home, no longer than 2 minutes, upload it to YouTube as an unlisted video, and send the link to Click the button below for more details on the project and instructions on how to record a self-tape.

AuditionDeadline: July 30th, 2022

More details

Apply to be a Marketing Volunteer

for TSAFF 2022

Have a knack for social media and connecting with the community? Enjoy writing, ads and promotions? Tasveer is looking for Marketing and Communications volunteers for its upcoming 17th Tasveer South Asian Film Festival!

Whether you have a few hours or a whole day to spare, you can support Tasveer in using art to empower community! Volunteering is also a great way to meet like-minded people and become a part of the Tasveer family interested in films, literature, arts and storytelling. If you are interested, please follow the link in below or email us at!

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