First Annual Long Island South Asian Film Festival
Photo by Ed Shin
The first-ever Long Island South Asian Film Festival debutedat 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.