Diversity, Global Reach, and New Generation are the keys to the success of our film festival.
FLSAFF also aims to create a distribution platform for independent filmmakers in collaboration with different distributing agencies including theatrical release and online film distribution.
Through the Florida South Asian Film Festival (FLSAFF) we want to reach out to all South Asian Communities & Americans and bond them culturally through Films & Related Art forms.
The Objective Behind the FLSAFF is to Connect Creative People Through Films; the focus is to showcase films made by filmmakers across the globe highlighting the stories & cultures from South Asian Countries like Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, etc.

Award Categories:

01. Best Feature Film
02. Best Director Feature Film
03. Best Male Actor In Feature Film
04. Best Female Actor In Feature Film
05. Best Writer Feature Film
06. Best Short Film
07. Best Director Short Film
10. Best Male Actor In Short Film
11. Best Female Actor In Short Film
12. Best Writer Short Film
13. Best of Best Film (Festival's Choice)
14. Best Documentary Film

Rules and Terms:
**All the films other than in the English language, must have English sub-titles**
**Films should not have been released on any online, platform or form**
**Films must be completed within the past 3 years and in the current year. To qualify for 2024 FLSAFF, films must be completed between January 2021 and November 2024, otherwise, they will be disqualified**
**DUE TO EVER CHANGING PANDEMIC SCENARIO - We may have to do an online Film Festival Due to the Pandemic, and otherwise in such case, you, the film submitter or a producer or a company will be solely responsible for online submission and shall indemnify the NJIIFF and its team, directors, officers, members, managers, sponsors from all damages, liabilities, expenses, claims, or judgments may arise from/because of Online Film Festival.**

Florida South Asian Film Festival (FLSAFF) will use the term “content” to mean and refer to any content, videos, films, media, captures, pictures, and all other materials, such as publicity stills or other supporting content you submit to us. Each time you submit content to the for selection, you will be confirming your acceptance of, and agreement to be bound by, all the terms and conditions of Florida South Asian Film Festival's Terms of Use, including, without limitation, this Agreement. To be considered for the Florida South Asian Film Festival, your content must meet all the specifications and requirements relating to formatting, compatibility, operating characteristics, and submission. The Film / Content must be by South Asian Filmmakers, in any South Asian Language, or Originated from South Asian Countries. These can be found on the website of the submitting partner FilmFreeway. FLSAFF will not be responsible for lost, damaged, misdirected, unusable or unreadable content. Before submitting content you will need to complete your registration and submission for the festival via the website of the submitting partners.
The age requirement to submit a film is 13 and older. If the entrant is under 18 years of age, the parent or guardian will need to complete the registration form and include the name of both the participating child or children and the parent or guardian. Submission of the registration form confirms that the parent/guardian has read and agrees on behalf of the child or children to be bound by this agreement and understands, agrees, and shall be fully responsible for the submission. If you are aged 13 to 18 years of age (you are considered a minor where you live) and you submit content for selection in the Florida South Asian Film Festival, you are confirming that you have received your parent’s/guardian’s express consent to do so and that your parent/guardian (i) has read and, on your behalf, agree to be bound by this agreement; and (ii) understands, agrees and shall be fully responsible for your submission.
You are solely responsible and liable for the content you submit (and the consequences thereof) made under your name, user name, e-mail address, password, and registration or profile information. The content does not reflect the views of the Florida South Asian Film Festival. The Festival reserves the right, at any time, without notice and without limiting any other rights we may have under this Agreement, at law or in equity, to remove and delete your content from all and every platform including but not limited to FLSAFF.
You agree you will not submit any content that is libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, sexually, racially, culturally, or ethnically offensive, harassing, intimidating, threatening, hateful, discriminatory, or abusive. You also agree you will not submit any content for commercial or business purposes because it may adversely affect the Florida South Asian Film Festival's ability to gain support from third parties which assists the website to continue.
Florida South Asian Film Festival reserves the right to delete or reject any content that in its sole discretion deemed abusive, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, or in violation of copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property rights. Florida South Asian Film Festival reserves the right to remove and take down your content without notice if any content violates any of the terms or conditions of this Agreement. If you receive notice of any claim of infringement that satisfies specific legal requirements may remove content associated with such claims and will notify you if your content is removed.
Concerning intellectual property, and copyright, you are fully responsible for the clearance of any music, sound, images, or graphics in your entry. If any record company or music publisher contacts us about an entry’s music rights, we will refer that company to you so be sure to obtain all the appropriate clearances beforehand.
If you believe any content on Florida South Asian Film Festival violates the copyright of any other party violates the terms of this Agreement or in any other way infringes upon the rights of others, you can notify us by email at nitap@thefridayfilms.com
In connection with the content you submit to us for consideration in the associated video-casts, you are authorized to host, cache, and store your content and grant a non-exclusive, royalty-free right and license to use your content, in full or in part for Florida South Asian Film Festival purpose.
The rights described here are granted to commence immediately upon submission of content and continue until the completion of FLSAFF for a year of submission.
Florida South Asian Film Festival has the right to include your film or video in its promotional activities. This may include, but is not limited to, the creation of showreels and advertisements promoting the FLSAFF, physical & or online screenings, viral campaigns, presentations, and product pitches.
Florida South Asian Film Festival has the right to compress, transcode, and package your film for online and offline presentations.
Florida South Asian Film Festival (FLSAFF) has the right to screen your film at partner events, with partnered broadcast media, online premiere, and television networks, including screenings and launches associated with FLSAFF, and otherwise without any compensation for a year from the actual film festival date.
Florida South Asian Film Festival (FLSAFF) reserves the right to market your film with a third-party vendor and will inform you in advance if such proposal/s are made.
Florida South Asian Film Festival does not claim any ownership rights to the content that you submit to FLSAFF. The Festival retains all rights, titles, and interests for the time of the Film Festival. You must own the rights to the content you submit and each element of the content you submit and the right to grant all of the authorizations, rights, and licenses described in this Agreement. If you do not exclusively own all of these rights, you must have all necessary authorizations, permissions, approvals, consents, rights, and licenses from the owner(s) to enter into this agreement, perform and comply with all of its obligations.
Upon entering into this agreement, you agree that the Florida South Asian Film Festival reserves the right during the film festival and otherwise benefit from and realize revenue in connection with your content during the film festival. No compensation will be given to you or your representative for screening your film in the FLSAFF.
Your indemnification obligations under the Terms of Use include any third-party claims arising from or caused by your content, the submission of your content, Florida South Asian Film Festival's use of your content consistent with the rights granted to by this agreement and/or any use you may make of the service.
Your festival submissions via submitting partners are at your own risk. You are solely responsible for your content, the representations, and obligations under this agreement and for any damages to your computer system or loss of data resulting from your use of the service.
Disclaims all liability for any use not specifically authorized or that violates this agreement or the laws or regulations that may apply to you in any jurisdiction or country. Expressly disclaims all liability for any damages, whether direct, consequential, special, indirect, exemplary, or punitive damages, howsoever arising or caused, whether foreseeable or not, regardless of the form of action or the basis or characterization of the claim and even if advised of the possibility of damages.
This Agreement, together with our Terms of Use, is the entire agreement between you relating to your submission of content for use at the Florida South Asian Film Festival, and the subject matter of this agreement supersedes any prior or inconsistent agreements. FLSAFF may terminate this agreement with you, your registration, and your right to use or submit at any time without notice to you.
This agreement is made in the State of New Jersey, USA, and is governed by the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of New Jersey, USA.
The FLSAFF & its team will make an initial shortlist of films to screen at the Festival Screenings. As per the team's decision, the awards in each category will be given on the last day of FLSAFF. FLSAFF team's decisions will be final.
13. You (filmmaker/Participant) also agree that the terms and conditions, Date of the Film Festival & Venue may change without prior notice. You (Film Maker/Participant) also agree to all future changes in the terms and conditions.
By submitting your Film to the Florida South Asian Film Festival (FLSAFF), you freely and voluntarily give and express your complete acceptance of all of the terms and provisions outlined in these Terms and Conditions. You acknowledge that no oral representations, inducements, promises, or assurances, not outlined in these Terms and Conditions, have been made to the Film’s owners or you by the Festival and or any other Related Parties.
Due to the Changing Pandemic scenarios every now & then, and otherwise The FLSAFF may take place online instead of physically at any theatre.

Overall Rating
  • Thank you to Florida South Asian Film Festival for their selection of our film GHANIMAH, we are very grateful for this acknowledgment!

    May 2024
  • Great film festival, I highly recommend to new filmmakers and new screenplay writers. Great festival!!!

    December 2023
  • Our film "Death Offers Life last moments of Vincent Van Gogh" got official selection which is a great encouragement for us.

    May 2022
  • Shahbaz Ahmed Khan

    Did this festival even happen? I got an email the day before saying my film got in, but I didn't have any event details or anything, and I can't find any social media posts about it

    February 2022
  • Suresh Chandna

    It is honored to patriciate in FSAFF.
    Thank you.
    Suresh Chandna

    December 2021