The 1st South Asian Short Film Festival (SASFF) will be inaugurated on 30th March 2018 Friday 5.45PM at Nandan-III by the famous thespian Sri Bratya Basu, Minister-in-Charge, Deptt. of IT, Govt. of WB, who will preside over the function and handover the book titled "India's Film Society Movement: The Journey and Its Impact" by Sri V. K. Cherian to the acclaimed filmmaker Sm. Aparna Sen, who will grace the occasion as Chief Guest. Sri P. Sainath, Founder Director of People's Archive of Rural India and Sm. Debamitra Mitra, Director of Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute will grace the occasion as the Guests of Honor. Sm. Mahuya Banerjee, CEO of Nandan will be present as the Special Guest. Sri Amitava Ghosh, General Secretary of the Federation of Film Societies of India will conduct the ceremony.
A press note says that the SASFF is the biggest competitive short and documentary film festival of Eastern India being held for 11 days from 30th March to 9th April 2018 daily from http://www.sasff.online/ at Nandan-III showcasing 179 films from different countries of South Asia in four different categories. Cash awards and citations, judged by several jury boards with highly acclaimed jury members from all over the country, will be conferred to the winners during the closing ceremony on at Nandan-II. All are invited to attend the festival. There is no entry fee. Details of the festival with the final line-up and screening schedule are available in the official website