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First-Ever South Asian Film Festival Debuts on Long Island

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First Annual Long Island South Asian Film Festival
Photo by Ed Shin

The first-ever Long Island South Asian Film Festival debuted at the Charles B. Wang Center on the Stony Brook University campus.

Produced by JINGO Media, in association with Long Island actor, filmmaker, and model Harbinder Singh, there were 13 short films, one short documentary and one feature film. The festival included South Asian shorts from places such as Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, and the Maldives.

Presented by Curry Club at Sagharand supported by the Mattoo Center for Indian Studies, the day-long event aimed to engage, educate, and entertain Long Island audiences, especially students. 

“We wish to leverage this mini-festival as a pilot program for public and private universities around the country who aim to empower the next generation of filmmakers, producers, and cinephiles through South Asian independent cinema,” said Jitin Hingorani, founder and festival director.

Learn more at dfwsaff.com or the NYC South Asian Film Festival (nycsaff.com).

Image 8 Arvinder Singh Harbinder Singh
Arvinder Singh & Harbinder SinghPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 16 First Annual Long Island South Asian Film Festival
Inaugural Long Island South Asian Film FestivalPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 15 First Annual Long Island South Asian Film Festival
Inaugural Long Island South Asian Film FestivalPhoto by Ed Shin
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Inaugural Long Island South Asian Film FestivalPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 13 First Annual Long Island South Asian Film Festival
Inaugural Long Island South Asian Film FestivalPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 12 Nitin Madan
Nitin MadanPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 11 Siraj Huda Jitin Hingorani Harbinder Singh
Siraj Huda, Jitin Hingorani & Harbinder SinghPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 10 Kinjal Dave
Kinjal DavePhoto by Ed Shin
Image 9 Payal Jindal Kelly Calisi
Payal Jindal & Kelly CalisiPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 7 Swati Srivastava Mark Bartosik
Swati Srivastava & Mark BartosikPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 6 Sajeda Gheewala Manreet Gurm Basra Arvinder Singh
Sajeda Gheewala, Manreet Gurm-Basra & Arvinder SinghPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 5 Jitin Hingorani Harbinder Singh
Jitin Hingorani & Harbinder SinghPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 4 Varun Jindal
Varun JindalPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 3 Jinyoung Jin Director of Cultural Programs Charles B. Wang Center Jonathan Kornreich Brookhaven Town Councilman
Jinyoung Jin, Director of Cultural Programs, Charles B. Wang Center & Jonathan Kornreich, Brookhaven Town CouncilmanPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 2 Jitin Hingorani Festival Director Artistic Director Ambica Dev
Jitin Hingorani, Festival Director & Artistic Director Ambica DevPhoto by Ed Shin

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