Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival 2020

25 June – 5 July 2020


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 2020 the Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival and Birmingham Indian Film Festival have joined forces to offer a spectacular showcase of films and “In Conversation” interviews by leading South Asian talent from 25th June to the 5th July. This includes the UK Premieres of much-awaited films including Bollywood Director Prakash Jha’s upward mobility schooling drama Pareeksha, the searing gangster feature Moothon and the ‘American Pie’ style comedy The MisEducation of Bindu, among others. 

After being challenged by the global pandemic, in 2020 the festival has morphed into an online offering with as the UK and Europe’s largest showcase of Indian Subcontinental cinema, showcasing the UK’s lockdown audiences a free programme, filled to the brim with great movies including rarely seen classics such as Kerala stalwart, Adoor Gopalakrishnan’s BFI Sutherland Trophy winner Elippathayam (Rat-Trap), Bengali master, Buddhadeb Das Gupta’s epic award-winning tale Uttara (The Wrestlers) through to the visually ravishing widescreen vista of Sturla Gunnerson’s documentary Monsoon.

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.