In this newsletter, read about:

  1. Tasveer Film Fund 
  2. Pride Month Special
  3. Tasveer Youth Collective 
  4. TSAFF Submission Call
  5. First Tasveer Book Club Meet
  6. Job Openings at Tasveer

Tasveer Film Fund is Back for 3rd Year

We are excited to announce that Tasveer is more than tripling its Tasveer Film Fund grant in 2022, from $15,000 to $50,000. The Tasveer Film Fund aims to empower South Asian filmmakers to bring their scripts to life with monetary grants, as well as year-long support with resources and mentorship access.

With support from Netflix, TFF will once again offer awards offor US-based filmmakers through the Short Film Track, which includes increased grants in the Short Narrative, LGBTQIA+ Short, and Documentary categories.

New in 2022, Tasveer is presenting a Feature Film Track, which will award up to $15,000 to a feature-length narrative. This track is open to submissions from any country.

Submit By: Thursday. September 15th, 2022

Pitch Day: Friday. October 15th, 2022

More details

Tasveer Celebrates Pride Month

Join us to celebrate all-queer stories, this pride month, at Tasveer Open Mic Night with Rohini as the emcee! Tasveer strives to create a safe community space for sharing and supporting stories and art. Tasveer invites you to showcase your musings, rousings, yearnings, instruments, poems, skits, comic pieces, plays or whatever talent you want to bring to us.

June 23, 6 PM PST

Register/ Attend

The Lonely Prince: Pride Month Special

The Lonely Prince is inspired by classic fairy tails, but with one twist- its the Prince that needs saving this time. The film is built around this idea of self-acceptance, which the Prince has struggled with his entire adult life.

Directors Shivin and Sunny grew up in a time where homosexuality was not accepted, even in their household. Not having any mainstream queer representation of their struggles on-screen only made their fear of acceptance greater. That is why the two created this story in the form of a folk tale with a hope for it to be sent down from generation to generation.


Calling South Asian Youth to Join Tasveer Youth Board

The Tasveer Youth Collective (TYC) aims to inspire a social justice mindset in Pacific Northwest South Asian youth by critically and creatively engaging in politically conscious films, art, and storytelling. Through our programs, we aspire to create and sustain a fun, supportive, and safe space for our youth to build a courageous community, explore their own stories around identity and belonging, and work towards a just and equitable society.

TYB Member Benefits:

  • Fulfilling Community Service Hours at School
  • Gaining Leadership Experience for College Applications
  • Mentoring Opportunities with Local Artists
  • Free Access to Tasveer Events and Workshops 

On April 29, 2022, TYC, with support from the WA State Department of Health offered a FREE virtual creative writing workshop to coach South Asian youth on expressing their experiences of the pandemic. Watch the stories created in the workshop on Tasveer's Youtube Channel.

Join Tasveer Youth Board

TSAFF 2022: Submission Call

Inviting South Asian Filmmakers to submit their films to the 17th annual Tasveer South Asian Film Festival #TSAFF2022 that will be held from November 4th 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

Submit Film

Tasveer Book Club Meeting

The first Tasveer Book Club Meeting is free for all to attend! Join us to discuss the riveting book You Can't Be Serious by Kal Penn.

First Book Discussion

Book: ‘You Can’t Be Serious’ by Kal Penn

Date: June 20, 2022 6 PM PST

Time: 6:00pm- 7:00pm PST

Join TBC

Tasveer is hiring! 

We have three job positions open. We welcome you to come and be a part of the wonderful Tasveer family!

Open Positions

Help us find a short term home

Tasveer is looking to find a warm and comfortable home for our special team member Lucy Mukerjee who will join us as a Senior Programmer for TSAFF in 2022. If you know of a place that is available from September 1st- Nov 13th please reach out to us on

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