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July 13th, 2022

In this newsletter, read about:

  1. Reflections through heART: Community Open Mic
  2. Tasveer welcomes Senior Programmer from Tribeca
  3. TSAFF 2022 deadline
  4. Tasveer Film Fund Info Session
  5. Watch Tasveer Open Mic: Pride Special
  6. Become a Judge / Mentor for Tasveer Film Fund
  7. Event: How to Embarrass Your Immigrant Parents

Reflections through heART

CommUNITY Open Mic : Call for Submissions

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.

Got a story to tell? A talent to showcase? Sign-up for Tasveer’s 1st ever in-person Open Mic and EXPRESS YOURSELF!

Event Date: Saturday. September 24th, 2022

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

Sign Up

Tasveer Welcomes Senior Programmer from Tribeca!

Tasveer welcomes Lucy Mukerjee to the team as the Programming Director!   

Lucy Jane Mukerjee is a queer British-Indian film curator and programming disruptor, working to elevate underestimated storytellers. Her area of expertise is at the intersection of activism and the arts, specifically where programming and inclusion meet. 

Over her 20 year career, Lucy has produced and programmed films all over the world. Since 2018, she has been a Senior Programmer at the Tribeca Festival, where she has been responsible for selecting the festival’s US and International narrative and documentary feature films, as well as strategizing the organization’s LGBTQIA+ outreach. In 2022, she begins a new role as Programming Director of Tasveer, the largest film festival in the US dedicated to stories by and about the South Asian diaspora.

Read more about Lucy 

TSAFF 2022: Regular Deadline for Submissions is July 15

A reminder that the regular deadline for TSAFF submissions is this Friday! South Asian Filmmakers can submit their films to the 17th annual Tasveer South Asian Film Festival that will be held from November 3rd to 13th, 2022.

Categories for film submissions:

🍿 Feature films - fiction & non-fiction

🍿 Short films - fiction & non-fiction

🍿 Music videos

🍿 Episodic - web series

🍿 Digital/Web Content - YouTube, Instagram, TikToks, and more

🍿 VR/Interactive - Virtual Reality films, interactive videos, video games, and more

Regular Deadline: Friday, July 15, 2022

Use our social media toolkit to show your support and spread the word! 

Submit Film

Tasveer Film Fund Info Session 

Are you a filmmaker interested in submitting your script to Tasveer Film Fund? Join us next Wednesday for an informational session where we answer your questions about who is eligible, how to submit, our judging process, and more.

The session will be hosted online via zoom on Wednesday, July 20th, 2022

Use our social media toolkit to spread the word.

Sign Up Here
Submit Your Film Here

Tasveer Open Mic: Pride Special

Tasveer partnered with Satrang and Pride Foundation to present the Pride Special Open Mic celebrating all-queer stories!

A very special thank you to everyone who participated and shared their heartwarming stories and wonderful talents.

In case you missed it, you can now watch the full event on Youtube now.

Tasveer presents: How to Embarrass Your Immigrant Parents

A stand up show and solo act in one, “How to Embarrass Your Immigrant Parents” is a 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.

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