Image of TasveerTV screening portal, with Four Samosas film still in the background, featuring four costumed characters about to attempt a heist. Overlaid on the image is the Tasveer South Asian Film Festival logo, featuring a non-binary individual with a beard and beautiful dress, playing a horn.

FAQs for Virtual Festival

We are thrilled to offer over 90 films to view on our online streaming platform, TasveerTV! Access to the virtual film catalogue will run from November 7 – 20, 2022.

To view films online you will need to purchase either the ALL ACCESS PASS (grants you access to all virtual and in-person events), or the VIRTUAL PASS (access to watch films virtually only). Online films will not be ticketed individually.

Notes on Virtual Film Access:

  • Once you start viewing your film you will have 72 hours to complete it

Many films will be geo-blocked to specific locations, meaning they are only viewable from those specific locations. We will note where a film is available to view on the event listing on the schedule page.

  2. Receive a confirmation of your order and receipt via email
  3. Decide how you want to watch:
  4. Login to any of the above portals with the same Email Address & Password created when you purchased your Pass
  5. Begin streaming (festival dates 11/7-11/20/22 only).
  1. Download or add the TasveerTV Channel app on Roku or Fire TV
  2. Cast from a computer or Android phone/tablet using the Chrome browser to a Chromecast device.
  3. Airplay from a computer, iPhone, or iPad to an AppleTV (Gen 2 and above) or to any Smart TV bearing the “AirPlay” badge.
  4. HDMI from a computer to your TV.

“Can I use the web browser built into my TV?”

Maybe. Unfortunately, many built-in Smart TVs’ web browsers don’t support protected content playback. If you get a black screen or error message, it’s likely that your TV is not compatible. Try another method to get the video onto your TV.


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System Requirements:   

  • PCs running Windows 7+
    • Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Opera. 
    • Internet Explorer is not supported.
  • Intel-based Macs running macOS 10.12+
    • Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Opera. 

Stream at


System Requirements:

  • iOS devices (iPhone, iPad).
    • Use Safari on iOS 11.2 or later.
    • Screen mirroring is not supported, ensure it is turned off in your device settings.
  • Android devices
    • Use Chrome on Android 6.0 or later.


  • Once you have purchased a Pass, you can watch films from November 7 – 20, 2022
  • Once you start viewing a film, you will have 72 hours to complete it


  • Most films will be available to watch worldwide
  • Some filmmakers will request that their films ONLY be viewable in certain areas, or that they be available everywhere EXCEPT in certain locations. This is called Geo-blocking. If you attempt to play a film and get an error message saying the title is not available in your location, it is because that film has been Geo-blocked. We apologize for any disappointment this may cause, but can assure you that plenty of titles will be available globally.