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August 29th, 2022

In this newsletter, read about:

  1. Featured Artists for Reflections Through HeART
  2. TSAFF All Access Pass Early Bird Sale
  3. Storytelling Workshop with Kent Whipple 
  4. Tasveer Filmmaker Spotlight - Kalyan Sura
  5. TFF Submission Call
  6. Advertise in the TSAFF Program Guide

Reflections Through HeART:

Featuring D'LO !

Tasveer proudly brings to stage D’LO: the queer/transgender Tamil-Sri Lankan-American artist known for known for unapologetically challenging Hollywood to tell trans stories.

The Community Open Mic will also feature South Asian American singer Ashavari along with a lineup of South Asian artists and storytellers from the Greater Seattle community. Reflections through HeART – a CommUNITY Open Mic Event provides an in-person platform along with training and resources to support South Asian artists presenting prose, poetry, comedy, music, performance art, improv or other forms of artistic expression. Get your free tickets soon! Seats are limited.

When: September 24, 7 PM PST

Where: Broadway Performance Hall

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Early Bird Festival Passes On Sale Now!

Only 3 days left to get your TSAFF All Access Hybrid Pass for the 17th Tasveer South Asian Film Festival at 50% discount!

Early Bird Sale prices are available August 15th -31st, 2022.

Purchasing this pass gets you the following benefits:

  • access to every in-person event (except Opening and Closing Night Galas)
  • access to every virtual film
  • a complimentary year-long membership, good for exclusive member events & ticket discounts year-round

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.

Get Your Pass Here!

Free Storytelling Workshop with Kent Whipple

Calling South Asian Storytellers! Sign-up for Tasveer’s 1st ever in-person Community Open Mic and free storytelling workshop by Unexpected Productions and EXPRESS YOURSELF!

In the storytelling workshop, you will learn the power of personal narrative and the art and power of vulnerability, and how to share your story. In four hours, we will play storytelling games, discuss story structure, and learn how to overcome stage fright to create a fun story. This workshop provides a safe space and explores the art of oral storytelling including story creation, enhancement, and presentation. Learn simple practical story guidelines and step-by-step tools, to create incredible honest stories from your life experience.

Kent Whipple is the founder of the storytelling program at the Unexpected Productions Improv School, where he teaches intro and advanced classes, and is the narrative coach for the improv ensemble. He also hosts Inside Story, a storytelling show at Unexpected Productions. He is a co-producer for The Story Collider – Seattle. In March of 2022, he was featured on the PBS show, Stories from the Stage, which illustrates the power of real stories told by masterful storytellers and is produced by WORLD Channel in collaboration with GBH.

Workshop Date: Saturday. September 3rd, 2022

Storyteller performance sign up
Storytelling Workshop Sign-Up

Tasveer Filmmaker Spotlight: Kalyan Sura

The Tasveer Filmmaker Spotlight, hosted by Brown Girl Joy Productions co-founders Jaspreet and Aman, is a conversation with filmmakers who are part of the Tasveer community.

The second featured filmmaker was Kalyan Sura, he is a virtuoso storyteller from India who built his reputation rendering creative and technical services to numerous productions ranging from low-budget indie projects to multi-million-dollar Hollywood blockbusters. Kalyan was recently recognized as one of 30 inspiring leaders under 30 years of age by his alma mater. He is a member of the prestigious Visual Effects Society, and Screen Writer’s Association of India.

Watch the Interview

Tasveer Film Fund Deadline is approaching

Submissions are currently open! Please read the rules & terms as they are different for each category.

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

🎥 Short Narrative LGBTQIA+: $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)

Submit Here

Want to reach out to our deep base of TSAFF community in the Greater Seattle Area and beyond? Buy an advertisement in the TSAFF Program Guide! The guide is a 36+ page festival guide that will be distributed to all festival-goers, placed at businesses-(10K copies), as well as distributed online via Issu to 45K viewers.

Sizing Prices:

  • Business Card Size - $150
  • 1/6 Page - $250
  • 1/4 Page - $350
  • 1/2 Page - $550
  • Full Page - $900

Deadline to Submit Artwork: Wednesday, Sep 21st, 2022

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