Tasveer Grant for South Asian Filmmakers in the U.S.

Tasveer, which organizes the Tasveer South Asian Film Festival (TSAFF), is currently accepting submissions from South Asian filmmakers in the US to make their scripts come to life. Submissions are accepted now through July 31, 2020 and the grantee will be announced at the Tasveer Arts Festival in October 2020, which is the new iteration of the festival this year.

“Tasveer was founded to combine a passion for social justice and awareness, with powerful, inclusive storytelling by and about South Asians," said Rita Meher, Executive Director of Tasveer. “With this new fund, we can make this possible all around."

In its inaugural year, the Tasveer Film Fund (TFF) will award one grant of $5,000 to a South Asian filmmaker residing in the U.S. to make a short film. Filmmakers should submit scripts between five to 20 pages in length and incorporate a social justice issue or theme.

Scripts can be submitted through FilmFreeway (www.filmfreeway.com/TasveerFilmFund) and the submission deadline is July 31, 2020. The final grantee will be announced during Tasveer Arts Festival in October 2020, and must complete their film in time for a premiere at the festival in fall 2021.

“Funding is one of the greatest barriers to entry for South Asian filmmakers, and at this critical moment for artists and representation, we're proud to be able to offer this support towards getting films made and out into the world," added Pulkit Datta, Artistic Director of the film festival.

For more details, visit www.Tasveer.org.