Welcome to The Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival
London Indian Film Festival will return for its 7th year from 14 - 24 July with some of the most prestigious and thought-provoking new independent films from the Indian sub-continent.
We welcome back our Title Sponsor the Bagri Foundation, a charity that promotes the best of Indian arts through its diverse cultural programmes. The Foundation's aims have a great synergy with LIFF and we look forward our partnership for this year’s festival.
Our 2015 festival was a great triumph as the festival expanded from London to include Birmingham. A collection of fantastic films were screened alongside Q&A’s by visiting filmmakers and actors, these included the uplifting Umrika starring Suraj Sharma, hard-hitting documentary Death of a Gentleman, the delightful Kaakkaa Muttai (The Crow’s Egg) and a rare on-stage Screen Talk with superstar Tamil Director Mani Ratnam. Further details can be found here >
We presented awards to the best on show including the Audience Award for Best Film to Nachom-ia Kumpasar, while Mani Ratnam, Manisha Koirala and Suraj Sharma won our talent awards. Our annual Satyajit Ray Short Film Award went to Khargosh (Rabbit) - full details of all the awards can be found here >
Our full 2016 programme will launch in June, keep checking back for more details. We look forward to seeing you at our red carpet Opening Night Gala on Thursday 14th July. Tickets will be on sale directly from the cinema venues after the programme has been announced.
Cary Rajinder Sawhney
Executive & Programming Director | Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival