South Asian Film Festival is usually held annually in Goa for three days. This years festival is scheduled from 15 to 18 September. The organisers have also planned to screen Shammi Kapoor's film Kashmir Ki Kali (1964), Barua said adding that around 50 films from South Asian nations would be screened during the festival.
The films from Bhutan will have a separate segments in the film festival as its is the 'focus country' of Saff 2011. Bhutanese Film Industry and members of the Motion Pictures Association of Bhutan (MPAB) will represent its industry during the event.
The festival organisers also informed that film personalities like Subhash Ghai, Randhir Kapoor, Mahesh Bhatt and Sharmila Tagore would also be conducting workshops on various aspects of film making like script writing, direction, and others during the South Asian Film Festival.
The upcoming season of the South Asian Film Festival (SAFF) in Goa will pay tribute to legendary Bollywood veteran Shammi Kapoor, who passed away recently in Mumbai. SAFF Secretary General Rahul Barua informed reporters that the festival will hold a special screening of the actor's hit film Brahmachari.