Full Event Schedule

South Asian Film, Arts and Literature Festival

Saturday, 20 May 2017

09:30am - 10:00am

Opening Ceremony

- Sri Lankan Hevisi Drums by Vidusha Narthana Dance school - Ranbindra Sangeet (Bangladeshi) - Official opening by John Alexander, MP with lighting of lamp - Poetry recital by Rekha Rajvanshi"

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09:30am - 06:00pm

Art Exhibition

Art Exhibition All day exhibition of fine arts and crafts by reknowned artists - Gauri Torgalkar, Rajeev Maini, Shahid Malik, Ramesh Alandkar, Francine Heywood, Ana Tiwari and others

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10:00am - 11:00am

10:45am - 01:15pm

Film Screening Ho Gana Pokuna (The Singing Pond) + Q&A

One day, a new teacher, Uma, arrives at a primary school in a remote little village in Sri Lanka. With Uma's help, her little pupils learn not to be afraid of dreaming big. One morning, little Upuli, who is blind, shares her unseen dream with her friends. ...

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11:00am - 11:15am

11:30am - 12:30pm

12:30pm - 12:45pm

01:00pm - 02:00pm

01:45pm - 04:15pm

Film ScreeningTezaab (Acid) + Q&A

Shyamlal (Anupam Kher) is a gambling alcoholic, who finances his carefree lifestyle by exploiting the singing and dancing talents of his daughter Mohini (Madhuri Dixit).  But his debts catch up with him when the underworld boss Lotiya (Kiran Kumar) kidnaps ...

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02:30pm - 03:30pm

02:30pm - 04:00pm

Neel Banerji - Drama Workshop

Performed by Neel Banerjee's Nautanki Company

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06:00pm - 10:00pm

ASAF Community Awards

Unreserved seating at the Awards Night and dinner box included. Please note that there is a no refund policy for this event

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06:30pm - 10:00pm

VIP Cocktail Party

A special celebration with in the company of international and local celebrities and dignitaries. Cocktails and light food will be served from 6:30pm - 7:30pm followed by front section seating at the awards night. Please note that there is a no refund ...

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Sunday, 21 May 2017

09:30am - 05:00pm

Art Exhibition

All day exhibition of fine arts and crafts by reknowned artists - Gauri Torgalkar, Rajeev Maini, Shahid Malik, Ramesh Alandkar, Francine Heywood, Ana Tiwari and others

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10:00am - 11:00am

Creative Writing Workshop by Nim Gholkar

Techniques on writing past the first few pages, overcoming blank page anxiety and finishing the book writing project Nim Gholkar's workshop 'Unleash the Writer Within You' is the ideal training ground for aspiring writers. This workshop is ...

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10:00am - 12:00pm

Short Film Competition + SAFAL WORLD PREMIERE screening of 'An Invitation'

5-7 minute films with strong South Asian elements or key cast & crew 10-12 short films will be screened Prizes across five categories of Direction, Cinematography, Sound Design, Editing and Writing. And patrons get to vote their favourite with a ...

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11:30am - 12:30pm

12:30pm - 02:30pm

Film Direction masterclass with ace Bollywood director N. Chandra

Learn the fine nuances of film direction from Bollywood maestro N. Chandra, the director of many Bollywood blockbusters Attendies for this event will be invited to particapte Purchasing a ticket is for viewing purposes only and holders will not be ...

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01:00pm - 02:00pm

02:30pm - 03:30pm

03:00pm - 05:00pm

03:00pm - 05:10pm

Film Screening: Love and Love Only + SAFAL WORLD PREMIERE screening of 'An Invitation'

When a rich Indian International student falls for a working class Australian girl, who is crazily in Love with him, how will he handle the cultural differences and succeed in his love, against his parents' plans for his future? 2hrs 8 mins (2015) ...

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05:00pm - 06:00pm