3rd i Films

Festival Co-Director, 3rd i’s SF International South Asian Film Festival (2008-present); Program Director: Year-round programs, 3rd i’s Green Eye, 3rd i’s Queer Eye (2009-2011); Co-programmed with Ivan Jaigirdar
From art-house classics to documentary films, from innovative and experimental visions to next-level Bollywood: 3rd i Films is committed to promoting diverse images of South Asians through independent film. We showcase films from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, Afghanistan and the global South Asian Diaspora.

3rd i’s programs reflect the lives and experiences of the many ethnic, religious and national identities that comprise the South Asian identity, and promotes interaction and dialogue both within the South Asian community and with other local and global communities.

In addition to the annual film festival, 3rd i Films conducts year-round programs including on-going screenings, performances, co-presentations with other Bay Area cultural organizations and film festivals, and educational programs (3rd i’s Speaker Series) on various issues related to South Asian cinema. Between 2009 and 2011, 3rd i Films launched two mini-festivals: 3rd i’s Green Eye and 3rd i’s Queer Eye, that addressed issues relating to ecology and sexuality respectively. For more information on 3rd i Films, please visit: http://www.thirdi.org

3rd i Films in the Press:
Like Sundance, But with a South Asian Flavor, Sandip Roy, SFGate,  October 2015
Five Reasons to See This Year’s South Asian Film Festival, Lakshmi Sarah, KQED, October 2015
Interview With Kamla Bhatt, The Kamla Show, September 2012: