Sikh Art & Film Foundation

September 18-19, 2009 | Asia Society & Museum
725 Park Avenue at 70th Street, New York, NY

Celebrate the rich Heritage, Traditions & Culture of Sikhs and the immigrant experience
through a diverse mix of Documentaries, Short & Feature Films…

  • Feature Session on FRIDAY:
    • My Mother India
    • Flying Sikhs - A History of Sikh Fighter Pilots
    • Nineteen Eighty-Four and the Via Dolorosa Project

  • Documentary Session on SATURDAY:
    • A Warrior's Religion
    • Bhangra Generation
    • Turbanology
    • Who Do You Think You Are - Meera Syal

  • Six Short Films on SATURDAY

  • Guest of Honor - Mira Nair

  • Promote Sikh & Punjabi Culture and Heritage

  • Follow up to the "Oversold" Festival in 2008
  • Meet Filmmakers, Producers, Judges, Actors & Celebrities from across the Globe

  • Cash Awards totaling $15,000 for Winners in different Genres

  • Distinguished Panel of Judges will decide Winners in Short & Documentary Genres

  • After Party on FRIDAY following Feature Session at Asia Society's Garden Court
    • Mingle with fellow Festival Guests
    • Dance to High Energy Bhangra & Punjabi Music by DJ Kucha

  • Heritage Gala After Party on SATURDAY at Leela Lounge.
    • FREE ADMISSION with Saturday Film Festival Ticket
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Film Festival 2009
Preetmohan Singh
"Our film has been in many festivals, and this weekend was absolutely splendid - from the gala to the film festival and the after-party entertainment. The audience for our film was engaging, and the venues at the Asia Society and Cipriani were second to none. We cannot thank the Sikh Art & Film Foundation enough for organizing such a phenomenal weekend."

- Preetmohan Singh (A Dream in Doubt) - Featured on PBS Independent Lens
Marissa Aroy

“I've been meaning to call to tell you that it was the BEST film festival I've experienced so far as a filmmaker.  You gave us so much attention, support and respect.  It was my sincerest pleasure to be there and I enjoyed myself tremendously.  Thank you, thank you!”

"As a filmmaker, I had never experienced such tremendous support,  attention and respect as I received at the Sikh International Film Festival.  The audience was attentive and open, the settings for the gala, the screening and the after-party were wonderful and more than anything I just really enjoyed myself.  I'm thinking about what films I can make just so I can come back next year!”

- Marissa Aroy (Sikhs in America) - Emmy Award Winner

Greg Cote

“The Sikh International Film Festival in New York City is among the finest events I have ever attended - period. Although many of the participants, myself included are relatively unknown, independent directors and producers, the organizers and audiences made us feel like Martin Scorsese himself.  A well attended and organized event the likes of which one rarely sees at film festivals.”

- Greg Cote (Kabaddi Cops)