This year, FSA has 43 films from South Asia, ranging from a documentary on press freedom in a highly dangerous place for reporting to a story about a Salman Khan look-alike.
A biennial festival set up 20 years ago, Film Southasia (FSA) mainly popularises documentaries, in its words, to entertain, inform and change lives. FSA organises screenings, discussions and workshops across South Asia to promote South Asian non-fiction and also contribute to initiating local changes. So far, nine editions of the festival have been held. At each festival, films are judged by a three-member South Asian jury, with the best film being awarded the ‘Ram Bahadur Trophy’ along with a citation and a cash prize of US $ 2,000.
After each FSA festival, about a dozen films are selected to be screened across the subcontinent and around the world as the Travelling Film Southasia (TFSA) package. This year, FSA has 43 films from South Asia, ranging from a documentary on press freedom in a highly dangerous place for reporting to a story about a Salman Khan look-alike. FSA has also curated a package for films coming out of colleges and institutions to promote visual storytelling across the South Asian sub-continent.
19 to 22 November
Yala Maya Kendra, Patan
For schedule: www.filmsouthasia.org