Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival 2018

21-29 June 2018


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.

In 2018, the festival took place from 21-29 June across 11 cinemas in London with over 3,000 attendees. The programme placed an emphasis on the female directorial eye, fathers and sons, and extraordinary lives from the Indian subcontinent, with many international names starring in a carefully curated selection of films.
LIFF were able to secure the world premiere of Love Sonia, a film starring Freida Pinto and Demi Moore which championed South Asian women’s rights. Coinciding with Pride month, we were also proud to support a series of LGBTQ+ films, including the festival’s finale, the comedy Venus, an inspiring story of transgender identity, acceptance and love in all its guises.

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.