Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival

Online from 13 May 2020

The Foundation is pleased to be title sponsor for the sixth year running, of the Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival (LIFF)! LIFF has gone online for the first time and released their first strand – nine thought-provoking films from the Satyajit Ray Short Film Competition Winners of previous years. LIFF is the first Indian film festival to make this digital leap and we are proud to support them in this endeavour. 

If you missed the winners of our short film competition from previous years, now is the chance to see them again! Log on to to view. More info about the festival including Q&As, feature films and new strands will be released over the coming weeks and months.

LIFF 2020 at BFI and Cine Lumiere
17-20 September

The Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival is heading back to the cinema for a weekend in September with a selection of films with a focus on female directors. The films include drama, sci-fi and music documentaries whilst adhering to partner cinema Covid-19 guidelines to make sure you have a comfortable and safe cinema experience.

Tickets are already on sale for all screenings at BFI London and Ciné Lumiere and the full list of films is on our events page.

You can view the full programme for 2020, on the press release or on the LIFF website here. For enquiries about LIFF, please email

About LIFF
Title sponsored by the Bagri Foundation, the festival is now Europe’s largest platform for Indian and South Asian independent cinema. The Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival includes UK premieres of features, documentaries and short films.

At 10 years old and with the support of the Foundation, it is growing rapidly and currently takes place in thirteen cinemas in three venues, London, Birmingham and Manchester. The Festival’s annual Satyajit Ray Competition, presented in association with the Bagri Foundation, with its £1,000 prize offers a platform for emerging filmmakers and six, shortlisted entries will be screened. The Festival will present its Pure Heaven Icon Award and its Outstanding Achievement Award, supported by Sun Mark Ltd.

The Bagri Foundation has been proud to support the London Indian Film Festival since 2015. The festival also receives grant support from the BFI’s National Lottery Audience Fund.