Sikh Art & Film Foundation


The Sikh Art & Film Foundation is a non-profit cultural organization dedicated to creating awareness of and pride in the diversity, culture and history of the Sikhs, as well as the contributions of Sikhs in American society.


  • To organize community programs that promote  better understanding of Sikh heritage, arts and culture

  • To encourage independent film directors, producers  and writers to create innovative works that touch on Sikh themes and issues

  • To cultivate a greater and more accurate understanding of the Sikh way of life within the American community at large

  • To provide a forum for ongoing dialogue between the Sikhs and other communities

  • To present positive images of Sikhs through our policies of collection - development and curatorship

  • To promote respect for the inalienable human rights and dignity of all people


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Coinciding with the 2008 Sikh Film Festival & Gala, New York State Governor, the Honorable David A. Paterson, issued a proclamation declaring October 3-10 "Sikh Heritage Week" in the Empire State.