HYBRID (live and virtual)
3 – 20 NOVEMBER 2022

Opening Night Gala, Centerpiece and Closing Night Movies Announced

SEATTLE, September 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Tasveer South Asian Film Festival (TSAFF) has launched the countdown to its 17th edition, which will be in hybrid format (in Seattle theaters and online) from November 3 to 20. The largest South Asian film festival in United StatesTSAFF focuses on screening high-caliber films that explore social justice, LGBTQIA+ rights, and gender equality.

Co-founder and general manager of the festival, Rita Meherstates, “For the 20th anniversary of the organization, we are celebrating the biggest TSAFF yet, while bringing the community together again in person. walking sticks– winning documentary anything that breathesthan the elders of Tasveer Shaunak Sen will attend in person. We are also delighted to world premiere the latest films from the Tasveer Film Fund, which will be shown in conjunction with Netflix.”

TSAFF Opening Night Gala Film is FOUR SAMOUSSA

Four samosas tells the story of a creatively stuck and budding rapper Vinny (potule)who hatches a plan with his friends to steal his soon-to-be married ex-girlfriend’s family’s diamonds from her father’s supermarket safe in order to prevent the wedding.

Realized by Ravi Kapoor (To lack india america), it features Venk Potula, Shah SonalSharmita Bhattacharya, Nirvan Patnaikand Karan Soniwho will all be present.

“What an honor and privilege to open Tasveer with Four samosas“, said the director Ravi Kapoor. “We are all super excited to attend. This is a festival that has long been on our radar as a place where we would like to share our film. We are ready to bring big laughs and crazy samosas to Seattle.”

To celebrate the festival’s exciting return to scale and in person, TSAFF is offering moviegoers 25% off All Access (Live + Online) and 50% off Virtual Passes. AVAILABLE NOW at

2022 Festival Highlights:

October 7

Festival lineup launch event

November 3

Opening Gala – Red Carpet Reception, Four samosas Screening and Q&A

November 4

Emerald Showcase Tasveer – anything that breathes

November 5

Centerpiece Movie – Goldfish

November 13

Closing Gala – Tasveer Film Fund Winners World Premiere – Zindagi Dobara, Dos Bros Force, and Bepar. Followed by the Festival awards ceremony.

About Tasveer

Tasveer is a non-profit social justice arts organization whose mission is to inspire social change through thought-provoking South Asian film, literature and storytelling.

The Tasveer South Asian Film Festival (TSAFF) and the Tasveer Film Fund are generously supported by Netflix, Amazon, GeekWire, Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, 4Culture, The National Endowment for the Arts, Humanities WA, King’s Countyand more.

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