nyc saff winner

Big Winners at inaugural NYC SAFF, Presented by Toyota


The inaugural New York City South Asian Film Festival (NYC SAFF) presented by Toyota, showcased 22 shorts, documentaries and feature films over 48 hours at various venues around Manhattan from November 15 to 17, 2019. FOUR of those films walked away with top honors at the closing night awards ceremony, held at Rumi Event Space in Chelsea on Sunday night.

Jury Award Winners:

Best Short:
WHAT DID YOU THINK? directed by Parinaz Jal (World Premiere)

Best Actress:
Usha Jadhav for MAI GHAT, directed by Ananth Narayan Mahadevan (North American Premiere)

Best Actor:
Ashish Sharma for KHEJDI, directed by Rohit Dwivedi (NYC Premiere)

Best Director:
Ananth Narayan Mahadevan for MAI GHAT (North American Premiere)

Best Film:
KAAMYAAB directed by Hardik Mehta (NYC Premiere)