Texas Film Festival to Showcase Films on South Asian Diaspora


WASHINGTON — More than a dozen films exploring the lives and stories of the South Asian diaspora in the United States will be showcased at a film festival to be held in Dallas and Plano, Texas, February 2016.

The second annual Dallas/Fort Worth South Asian Film Festival will take place from Feb. 19 to 21 at locations in downtown Dallas and Plano.

“Miss India America” will be the opening film at the festival, which will be screened Feb. 19 at the Hoglund Foundation Theatre of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. The screening will be followed by a red carpet and cocktail reception at the T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now Hall.

The rest of the specially-curated line-up will be showcased at the Angelika Film Centre in Plano on Feb. 20 and 21, followed by panel discussions with attending filmmakers, after-parties and networking events.

The annual festival of South Asian independent cinema in North Texas is produced by JINGO Media, a Dallas- and New York-based public relations and event management firm.

“In our second year, we are stepping up our game,” said Jitin Hingorani, JINGO Media CEO.

“Our team of curators has spent the year travelling to other South Asian film festivals around the world, including Toronto, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Goa and India to secure the most meaningful and relevant programming for North Texas audiences.”

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