Sikhlens: Sikh Arts and Film Festival 2023

16nov(nov 16)7:00 pm19(nov 19)6:00 pmSikhlens: Sikh Arts and Film Festival 2023November 16-19, 2023

Event Details

Calling all art lovers, film enthusiasts, and champions of cultural diversity!

This November 16th-19th, the much-anticipated Sikhlens: Sikh Arts and Film Festival is set to dazzle and unite communities at Chapman University and The Frida Cinema. Prepare yourselves to embark on a journey of Sikh heritage and culture, celebrated through the world of film and art!

We are excited to announce the return of our annual film festival celebrating Sikh arts, books, and cinema across three days at Dodge College and The Frida Cinema. Kicking off with a glamorous Red Carpet Opening Night at Dodge College’s Folino Theater, we will showcase Sikhlens short films followed by a special feature film.

The festival continues for two full days at The Frida Cinema in downtown Santa Ana with back-to-back movies from morning to night. A favorite returning event is our “Creative Sikhs” session, where prominent Sikh creatives in film and literature share their journeys in a Q&A session.

Interspersed throughout both days are short films submitted from talented filmmakers worldwide. We will conclude each day with critically acclaimed Sikh feature films including Jodi, Sardara & Sons, Land of Gold, and Godday Godday Cha. Celebrate the vibrant tableau of Sikh cinema and storytelling at our not-to-be-missed annual festival. 

Why should you attend?

  • Diverse Narratives: Discover compelling stories that touch hearts and open minds, brought to life through a line-up of films cultivated under various Sikhlens programs.
  • Cultural Immersion: Be part of a vibrant cultural exchange. Learn, appreciate, and immerse yourself in the rich Sikh heritage.
  • Networking: Rub shoulders with Sikhlens and Chapman patrons, artists, and filmmakers.

Let’s Celebrate Together!

We warmly invite not only the Sikh community but also friends from different walks of life to join in this cultural event.  Bring your non-Sikh friends along to share in this celebration of art, film, and community.

November 16th-19th, 2023!

Let’s come together to foster unity through films and art! See you at Chapman University and The Frida Cinema!

See the full festival schedule below…

Or click the button below to download the full SAFF 2023 Film Schedule


16 (Thursday) 7:00 pm - 19 (Sunday) 6:00 pm(GMT-08:00)