3rd SAFAL – Film, Art & Lit Fest on August 3rd, 4th, 10th and 11th

Australian South Asian Forum Incorporated (ASAF) will hold its 3rd Annual South Asian Film, Arts & Literature Festival (SAFAL Fest) on the 3rd, 4th, 10th and 11th August with City of Ryde, Commonwealth Department of Communication & Arts, and Multicultural NSW being the Main Festival Partners.

SAFAL Fest is an annual spectacular celebrating the rich and diverse arts and culture of the South Asian Region comprising of the nations of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Over the past 2 years the response for SAFAL has been overwhelming and it has become an event that the South Asian community heartily looks forward to.

Here is the itinerary for the four-day festival


  • The Frozen Fire, 3rd August, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Event Cinemas Macquarie, Waterloo Road, North Ryde, NSW 2113

Sri Lankan Sinhala biographical thriller film directed by Anuruddha Jayasinghe the movie tells the story of Sri Lanka’s Stalinist icon Rohana Wijeweera’s life, his comrades and political life until his death.

  • Aaron, 11th August, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Event Cinemas Macquarie, Waterloo Road, North Ryde, NSW 2113

This movie tells the story of Babu, a fifteen-year-old boy from a small village in Konkan (Maharashtra) whose quest to meet his mother with the help of his uncle reveals many dimensions of human nature, feelings, and emotions.

The Movie Screenings will be ticketed events.


Sun., 4 August 2019, 10:00 am ”“ 6:00 pm AEST

Brush Farm, 19 Lawson Street, Eastwood, NSW 2122

The purpose of this event is to increase public awareness of South Asian culture through Fine Arts, Literature, and Performance Arts. This event will also provide greater exposure to individual artists and will consist of exhibits and performances presented by a diverse mix of self-taught or trained arts professionals.

Activities include Fine Arts Exhibition, Literature Panel Discussions, Music Work Shop, Creative Writing, and Talent Hunt Competition for Singing and Dancing.

Entry is free for Audience


Sat., 10 August 2019, 6:00 pm ”“ 10:00 pm AEST

Ryde Civic Centre, Central, 1 Devlin Street, Ryde, NSW 2112

It’s going to be a night to remember with live music and dance performances by artists from Sydney’s South Asian communities, Award presentations, a DJ dance party, and a sumptuous 3 course buffet with wine. Mix and mingle with our International Film Guests, Ministers and Councillors. It’s an event not to be missed!

The Gala Awards night is a ticketed event.

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