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#SAIFF wishes everyone a very Happy New Year!

May this year be the best yet... for you, for us and for independent #SouthAsian cinema!

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A new year means a new look. So... a makeover it is.

If you're a #WebDeveloper, #Coder or general software genius... we need you to create the new South Asian International Film Festival website! No location requirements. Only awesomeness.

Email your resume & 5 lines explaining your awesomeness at socialmarketing@saiff.org!

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One of our leading partners -Apne Aap Women Worldwide helps #victims of #prostitution and #trafficking.

Want to help? Ashley Judd does. Watch her video #appeal for and learn how the #women and #girls of #ApneAap inspired her.

Get #Involved! #Donate today at apneaap.org/get-involved/donate

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Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas, everyone!

#Christmas is all about nuzzling up with and being grateful for your family. And we at #SAIFF would like to thank our family who made this past week possible.... From all our principal sponsors -HBO, Microsoft, Air India, The New York Times, ZEE Cinema and #SANA to our community partners -Apne Aap Women Worldwide, Brown Girl Magazine, Priya's Shakti, Subdrift NYC January Open Mic, South Asian Diaspora Artists Collective - SADAC, Brooklyn Raga Massive, Navatman Music Collective and Columbia University's #SchoolOfTheArts and #SouthAsiaInsitute- this festival wouldn't have been possible without you.

And to each one of you: #ThankYou... for taking the time out to watch 14 works of cinematic brilliance this past week and supporting #SouthAsian independent filmmakers in their endeavors.

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Congratulations to all the Official #SAIFF17 selections!

You were chosen amongst hundreds of submissions -a huge achievement in itself!

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Congratulations to the The Pits team on #WINNING the " HBO Short Film Award" at #SAIFF17!

A very well deserved achievement for Shetu Modi -the Director, #EmilyVarg -the Producer, #AlvinSun - the Cinematographer and the incredible Noor Dhanda.

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Congratulations to the Coma Café team on #WINNING the "Audience Choice ~Runner-Up~ Award for Best Feature Film" at #SAIFF17!

A very well deserved achievement for #AviVasu -the Writer & Director, Erango, #HardeepChadha, #AkshataHonawar, #PramanNaik, #VasuRamanujam #LalitaVasu -the Producers, #DharmendraBhurji -the Cinematographer, Kabeer Kathpalia - the Music Director and the incredible cast of Satyadeep Misra, Mahnaz Damania and Mahesh Manjrekar - महेश मांजरेकर.

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Congratulations to the Maacher Jhol team on #WINNING the "Audience Choice ~Runner-Up~ Award for Best Feature Film" at #SAIFF17!

A very well deserved achievement for Pratim D. Gupta -the Writer & Director, Sony Pictures Networks India & Joy B Ganguly -the Producers, Subhankar Bhar -the Cinematographer, Anupam Roy -the Music Composer and the incredible cast of Ritwick Chakraborty-official, Mamata Shankar, Paoli Dam, Kaya Blocksage, Sauraseni Maitra & #SanjoyNag

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Congratulations to the Angrezi Mein Kehte Hain team on #WINNING the "Audience Choice Award for Best Feature Film" at #SAIFF17!

A very well deserved achievement for Harish Vyas -the Director+Writer, #AryanSaha -the Co-Writer, Manav Malhotra -the Producer and the incredible cast of Sanjai Mishra, #PankajTripathi, #EkavaliKhanna, #BrijendraKala, Anshuman Jha, Shivani Raghuvanshi, #TejiSandhu, #ImranZahid & #Shukla.

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Congratulations to the Half Widow team on #WINNING the "Audience Choice Award for Best Feature Film" at #SAIFF17!

A very well deserved achievement for Danish Renzu -the Director, Gaya Art Films & Renzu Films - the Producers, Sunayana Kachroo -the Dialogue Writer, Lyricist & Creative Producer, Antonio Cisneros -the Cinematographer, Nitin Baid -the Editor, Alokananda Dasgupta -the Music Composer and the incredible cast of Sheikh Neelofar, Shahnawaz Bhat, Mir Sarwar, #HaseenaSofi, Rhonda Leal, #AyaanSikandar & Yasmeena Wani.

And last but not the least, Sonu Nigam -playback singer extraordinaire- for singing 'Kuch Baaqi Hai' so soulfully... making audiences everywhere connect even more to the exceptionally beautiful story of Half Widow.

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We would like to congratulate the class of #SAIFF17 film makers for all their hard work and continuous effort in advancing the craft of #SouthAsian independent cinema.

All the ballots for this year's features and short films have finally been tallied and to much surprise we have not ONE, but TWO TIES in the Audience Choice Awards and Runner-Up Audience Choice Awards.

*drum roll please*

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The Official Winners for #SAIFF 2017 are...

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“Ribbon’s biggest strength is its realness, its complete lack of spectacle and its consistent effort to show things as they are. Koechlin and Vyas fit into their characters so perfectly that they could be your friends who got married a couple of years back, or the couple who moved in next door. Vyas, with his contained, understated performance, is the perfect foil for Koechlin’s hyper, emotional and impulsive character.”
-Bedatri

Read more from this stellar review of our Clos...ing Night film , #RIBBON here: buff.ly/2BrNpOl

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From last night’s Q & A with the cast and director from CODE NAME ABDUL.

Wow the director has a question!! He asks the audience how many of you guessed the ending!!

#CodeNameAbdulQA ...
#SAIFF17

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That’s a wrap on the 2017 Film Festival! Thank you to everyone who came out and followed along here. Winners to be announced on Monday!

#SAIFF17

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Facebook LIVE Interview with Sumeet Vyas, the lead actor of #Ribbon .
All excited for our closing night film Sumeet Vyas Rakhee Sandilya Kalki Koechlin

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Coming up..our last Facebook LIVE interview with ‪Sumeet Vyas @vyas_sumeet ‬ from RIBBON.
Stay tuned...

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