Mustard Seed Film Festival screens new independent and socially engaged films featuring South Asian filmmakers and actors.
Mustard Seed’s opening night will take place on Friday, August 18 from 4:00 - 11:00 PM on the 1100 block of Pearl Street. Two short films will screen in the late afternoon and feature a live conversation with a director, a live performance by a South Asian American artist, food trucks offering South Asian food, and a feature length film to kick off the festival.
This year, Mustard Seed will also include a South Asian bazaar offering books, clothes and wares from small South Asian businesses across Philadelphia. Mustard Seed will use Asian Arts Initiative’s Art Cart to offer youth the opportunity to create collages using South Asian art and hand-crafted paper for display throughout the rest of the festival.