Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival 2016

14-24 July 2016


Project description

The Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival (LIFF) showcases a new and exciting selection of cutting-edge independent films including UK premieres of short films, features and documentaries. Title sponsored by the Bagri Foundation since 2015, the festival is now Europe’s largest platform for Indian and South Asian independent cinema.

Challenging stereotypes of India and South Asia, and wrestling with some very hard issues the 7th Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival returns this Summer.

The diverse programme of brand new features, documentaries and shorts included seven films directed by power-packed women filmmakers, including the Opening Night buddy movie, Parched, set in the desert villages of India’s Gujarat (female Director Leena Yadav and Producer and Bollywood star Ajay Devgn, expected). Double Oscar winner Sharmeen Obaid Chinnoy introduces her award-winning documentary A Girl In The River – The Price of Forgiveness. With a strong LGBTQ+ following the festival proudly host its first Transgender movie based on an empowering true story – I am Not He…She, at BFI Southbank, supported by MAC Cosmetics and Sun Mark Ltd, amongst others. 

Organiser’s bio

The London Indian Film Festival brings you the best new Indian & South Asian independent cinema, with a rare window into a billion South Asian lives.