Thank you all for the success of Seattle’s First South Asian International Documentary Festival. To all who supported and attended, your enthusiasm proved it was a wonderful addition to Seattle Northwest. The festival weekend was packed with rich and engaging films, intimate and informative discussions, great food, old, and new friends. We spoke to all of our filmmakers, some in person and some via Skype. They participated from around the globe, staying up until the wee hours of the night to chat with our audience here in Seattle. Our salute to them and to those who experienced a unique and exciting weekend.
Our profound gratitude also goes out to our selfless volunteers who gave their all to bring this amazing festival to Seattle. The last five months have included screening countless submissions, facing intense discussions, endorsing and opposing, sampling food, negotiating prices, creating festival collateral, and more. Without the help of dedicated and passionate volunteers the festival could not have happened. Their effort yielded nothing less than magic.
Thank you to our great team behind this successful festival, Shraddha SAID festival director, and SAID committee Aaron, Kiran, Rita, Navin and Rozina. Thank you to Chi, Rituja, Isha, Dinesh, Brandon, Shameek, Faizal, Lakshmi and many others to help over an exhaustive weekend. Thank you to Bish and Trikone Northwest for the financial support and all the help they provided in promoting the festival. Also thanks to SIFF for providing an amazing space and gracious staff.