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.

Keep your eyes opens for more news on Sikhlens: Sikh Arts & Film Festival coming November 15-18, 2018.

Schedule of Events

april, 2019

08apr6:00 pm10:00 pmVaisakhi Celebration 2019

20apr6:00 pm10:00 pmThe Inaugural Sikhlens-Chapman Pharmacy Scholarship EventAppetizers/Music/Dinner/Silent Auction

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

Last Update: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 3:00 PM

Photo Gallery

Sikh Float Build for the 2019 Rose Parade (2-Days) (2018-12-27 & 12-30)

Two days of float building prior to the big day on January 1st, 2019. Shot on Thursday, December 27th and Sunday, December 30th 2018.

SAFF 2018: Panthic Digital Voice Screening and Social Issues Speakers (2018-11-18)

At The Frida Cinema with Panthic Digital Voice and Social Issues panelists: Miliana Singh (LGBQT), Rebecca Arevalo and Sheriff Manny Cruz.

SAFF 2018: Creative Sikhs Panels at The Frida Cinema (2018-11-17)

At The Frida Cinema in Santa Ana, CA we had 3 Creative Panels with moderator Michael Singh. Panel 1: Bhajneet Singh (Author), Amandeep Singh (Actor), Sundeep Morrison (Actress, Writer, Director). Panel 2: Harjus Singh (Director), Hansjeet Duggal (Editor), Salman Alam Khan (Cinematographer, Director), Harjeet Oberoi (Director), Satinder Kaur (Director). Panel 3: Mehakdeep Duggal (Fashion Designer), Jasmeet Kaur (Artist).

SAFF 2018: Opening Night (2018-11-16)

Sikhlens: Sikh Arts & Film Festival Opening Night at Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. Friday, November 16, 2018.

SAFF 2018: Patrons’ Dinner and Celebration (2018-11-15)

Patrons’ Celebration and Dinner at Chapman University on November 15, 2018, including the opening of the 120-day art exhibition of “The Fabric of Punjab: Art of The Singh Twins” (SAFF2018).

Panthic Digital Voice in London, England (2018-07-26)

Panthic Digital Voice event on July 26th, 2018
At the Bath Road Radisson in Middlesex, England.

Honoring Sikh Soldiers of WWI & WWII (Portland, OR) (2018-06-02)

in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armistice of WWI, 3 short films and a panel discussion on history of Sikh veterans of WWI in Oregon.

Vaisakhi Celebration (2018-04-16)

Celebrating Vaisakhi at Chapman University’s Fish Interfaith Center on April 16th, 2018,  with Author/Photographer, Amardeep Singh from Singapore,  writer of “The Lost Heritage: The Legacy in Pakistan” and “The Quest Continues: The Lost Heritage” and San Antonio Artist, Jasmeet Kaur.

Proud To Be Sikh II Screening (2018-02-17)

A Special North American Presentation of “Proud To Be Sikh II” at Dodge College Film and Media Arts, with a Q&A session with film executive producer Manjot Singh and production manager Robina Kaur.

Sikhlens’ Project S Students at Buena Park Gurdwara (2018-02-05)

An on-location class day at the Gurdwara Singh Sahib, Buena Park with an introduction to Sikhism for the new Dodge College students involved in Sikhlens’ Project S course.

Sikh Float Build (2017-12-28-29)

Two-day of photo coverage of the Sikh Float Build. Rose Parade 01-01-2018 Winner of the Leishman Public Spirit Award for Most Outstanding Floral Presentation from a Non-commercial Participant by United Sikh Mission Theme: Serving Kindness; Float Builder: Phoenix

Human Rights: : When Governments Ignore the Law Event (2017-12-07)

At Chapman University’s Fish Interfaith Center. With speakers Sukhman Dhami (ENSAAF) and Hansjeet Singh Duggal (Showcasing Crimes in Augmented Reality).

SAFF 2017 (Day 3): Sunday at The Frida Cinemas (2017-11-19)

Our final full-day of movie, shorts and full-length features, screened at The Frida Cinema, including workshop for the kids.

SAFF 2017 (Day 2): Saturday at The Frida Cinemas (2017-11-18)

A full-day of movie, shorts and full-length features, screened at The Frida Cinema, including workshop for the kids.