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August 10th, 2022

In this newsletter, read about:

  1. TSAFF All Access Pass Early Bird Sale
  2. Reflections through heART: Open Mic 
  3. TasveerTV Pick of the Week
  4. The Joyous Farmer on TasveerTV
  5. Become a Sponsor
  6. Volunteer with Tasveer

Early Bird Festival Passes On Sale From

August 15 - August 30!

Yes you read that right! Save $100 with the Early Bird discount! The pass gives access to all in-person and virtual events.The heavily discounted and highly attractive Early Bird Festival Passes for TSAFF 2022 will be on sale from Aug 15- Aug 30.

TSAFF 2022 will be bigger and better than ever before, with a chance to experience the best of South Asian independent cinema, engage with filmmakers and celebrate in style with the community that loves films, art and justice. Follow us on our social media and website to get Early bird tickets!

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Reflections through heART

CommUNITY Open Mic : Deadline Extended!

Calling all storytellers! We invite you to present storytelling, prose, poetry, comedy, music or performance art.  All participants will get a chance to participate in a free storytelling workshop courtesy of Unexpected Productions on September 3rd, 2022. Only selected participants will get a chance to perform at the event. 

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, September 2nd, 2022

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TasveerTV Pick of the Week:

Drawn From Life

TasveerTV Pick of the Week selection was 'Drawn From Life'. We had the pleasure of conducting a live interview with the director, Adrienne Von Wolffersdorff. Watch the recording of the live interview on Instagram.

'Drawn From Life' has garnered numerous accolades, including an Official Selection at Tasveer Film Festival 2018 and an Official Selection at Houston Asian American Pacific Islander Film Festival 2019. This documentary tells the story of Raj, a talented artist who uses his drawings as a way to share his experiences with mental illness. After struggling with depression and anxiety for years, Raj is now returning to his artwork with a renewed sense of purpose and connection to his faith and family.

'The Joyous Farmer' now on TasveerTV!

 'The Joyous Farmer' is a highly acclaimed film that won Best Short Film, Jaffna International Cinema Festival 2016, Best Narrative Short, Chicago Amarcord Arthouse Television & Video fest awards and was an official selection at Bucharest ShortCut CineFest in 2017. The film is directed by Sri Lankan filmmaker Hiran Balasuriya.

Set in the drylands of Southern Sri Lanka, ‘The Joyous Farmer’ tells the tale of Ratnapala, an impoverished farmer who has given way to addictions of several kinds in order to take some kind of pleasure in life

Subscribe to TasveerTV for just $0.99 to watch this short film and the best of South Asian Independent cinema.

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Last Chance to Sponsor TSAFF 2022

Sponsor the largest South Asian Film Festival in the country, and expose your brand to a vibrant community of individuals who love film and the power of storytelling. 

Tasveer South Asian Film Festival will take place from Nov 3rd -20th, 2022, with 60-80 films showing both in-person and virtually. TSAFF will present it’s 17th year of artistically excellent social justice films dedicated to South Asian creators.

To become a sponsor, write to or click the link below!

Deadline: Friday, August 19th, 2022

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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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