Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival

Artist Chila Kumari Burman. Photo: Cary Rajinder Sawhney

20 – 29 June 2019

The 10th anniversary of the UK and Europe’s largest South Asian film festival, the London Indian Film Festival (LIFF) supported by the Bagri Foundation and the BFI runs in London from 20th June to 29th June and continues to showcase a rich assortment of entertaining and thought provoking independent cinema, including India’s new wave of LGBTQ+ films.

LIFF showcases new and exciting independent films including UK and world 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 2019, the Festival will be ten years old and with the support of the Foundation, has continued to grow rapidly, with screening across across 15 venues in London. The Festival’s annual Satyajit Ray Competition, presented in association with the Bagri Foundation, offers a £1,000 prize for emerging filmmakers and six, shortlisted entries are screened. The Festival also presents its Pure Heaven Icon Award and its Outstanding Achievement Award, supported by Sun Mark Ltd.

You can view the full programme for 2019, including this year’s thematic strands in the press release or on the LIFF website here. For enquiries about LIFF, please email info@londonindianfilmfestival.co.uk.

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 9 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.