Pan Nalin’s feature LAST FILM SHOW, Rahul Pandey’s television series for SonyLIV, NIRMAL PATHAK KI GHAR WAPSI, and co-directors Shawn Parikh and Harsh Mahadeshwar’s diaspora short film, IS THIS MRS. VARMA, all win TWO awards each at the 8th annual Dallas/Fort Worth South Asian Film Festival, presented by Toyota Motor North America, which screened 33 films from May 20 to 22, 2022, at the GrandScape in The Colony, Texas. For the complete lineup, please visit www.dfwsaff.com.
“After the plague, a Renaissance is sure to follow,” said Jitin Hingorani, Founder & Festival Director. “We dedicate this festival to all the courageous filmmakers who continued to create content while the pandemic raged on. These are the fruits of their labor. Without them, festivals like ours would cease to exist. We are witnessing the beginning of our Celluloid Renaissance!”
The awards ceremony was followed by Swapna Maini’s dance film GANGA: RIVER ETERNAL, juxtaposed with Bharatanatyam and Kathakali performances and a musical finale, all of which received a rousing standing ovation from the audience.
Vocalist/Singer- Sai Ganesh Nagpal
Dholak Accompaniment- Gopi Para
Dancers- Saraswati Nagpal, Swapna Maini, Sia Bhutani, Saisha Bhutani
Photo Credits: John R. Strange & Stephen Duffy for Selig Polyscope Company