Sikhlens, The World’s Premier Sikh Film Festival, seeks to provide an outlet for sharing Sikh heritage and culture with the rest of the world by creating awareness for work that is “Sikh-centric,” showcasing our talent, and instilling pride in our community.

Sikhlens seeks work from artists in a variety of fields, including but not limited to movies, books, music, and art. It creates appropriate avenues for this work to be shared with the rest of the world with the aim of getting more exposure for the presenters; and at the same time creating awareness about Sikhs.

We are only weeks away from Sikhlens: Sikh Arts & Film Festival coming November 22-24, 2019. Click here for more info.

Sikh Arts & Film Festival 2019

Our annual film festival is back at it’s two theater homes, Dodge College and The Frida Cinema for 3-days of celebration in Sikh arts, books and films. Starting of with a red carpeted event at Dodge College’s Folino Theater for an Opening Night with films and a special Q&A with film makers.

Then two-full days of movies, from morning till evening at The Frida Cinema in nearby Downtown Santa Ana. Starting Saturday morning with a classic 1963 film, Nanak Naam Jahaz Hai. If you haven’t seen this classic on the big screen, here’s your chance!

We also have a very special session called Creative Sikhs, with Sikhs in the creative arts industry are on stage for a Q&A session. Ask questions and learn from their journeys from creative arts industry. Then sprinkled throughout both days, we have short films submitted to us from film makers around the world.

And finally, ending both days we have full-featured movies; four to choose from: Nikka Zaildar 3, Rabb Da Radio 2, Kesari and Ardaas Karaan.

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Festival Schedule 2019

november, 2019

22novAll Day24Sikhlens: Sikh Arts & Film Festival 2019World's Largest Sikh Film Festival

22nov6:30 pm10:00 pmOpening Night 20196:30 PM - 10:00 PM Sikhlens: Sikh Arts & Film Festival 2019

23nov10:00 am7:15 pmSaturday Matinee 201910:00 AM - 7:15 PM Over 9-hours of content

23nov10:00 am12:30 pmNanak Naam Jahaz Hai10:00 AM - 12:30 PM - Saturday Matinee Feature Film

23nov10:15 am12:30 pmChildren's Book Readings and Book Launch 201910:15 AM - 12:15 PM

23nov1:30 pm4:00 pmCreative Sikhs 20191:30 PM - 4:00 PM Including live performance by Aman Batra

23nov1:30 pm4:30 pmPanthic Digital Voices Screenings 20191:30 PM - 4:30 PM Brought to you by Sikhlens, Hemkunt Foundation and Dodge College

23nov5:00 pm7:00 pmShort Films Session I 20195:00 PM – 7:00 PM

23nov5:15 pm7:15 pmSikhs Across the World I 20195:15 PM - 7:15 PM

23nov8:00 pm10:20 pmNikka Zaildar 38:00 PM - 10:20 PM Feature Film

23nov8:15 pm10:15 pmRabb Da Radio 28:15 PM - 10:15 PM Feature Film

24nov9:59 am2:45 pmSunday Matinee 201910:00 AM - 2:45 PM Five hours of content!

24nov10:00 am12:00 pmSikhs Across the World II 201910:00 AM - 12:00 PM

24nov10:15 am12:15 pmShort Film Sessions II 201910:15 AM - 12:15 PM

24nov1:00 pm2:30 pmSocial Issues 20191:00 PM - 2:30 PM

24nov1:15 pm2:45 pmWomen in Film 20191:15 PM - 2:45 PM

24nov3:00 pm5:30 pmKesari3:00 PM - 5:30 PM Feature Film

24nov3:15 pm5:45 pmArdaas Karaan3:15 PM - 5:45 PM Feature Film


The content, selections, and schedule subject to change without notice.

Last Update: Monday, October 14, 2019 at 5:30 PM

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