Welcome to the Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival, the UK and Europe’s largest Indian film festival which returns for its 8th edition at 11 cinemas across London from 22-29 June.

We are showcasing a new and exciting selection of cutting-edge independent films that are guaranteed to entertain and offer fascinating insights into a billion South Asian lives. The festival is title sponsored by the Bagri Foundation with major support from Grange Hotels, Sun Mark Ltd, and is funded by the BFI’s National Lottery Film Festivals Fund.

We hope you enjoy watching films and participating in the talks!


LIFF Getting Royal Recognition

As part of the February 2017 launch of UK India Year of Culture the Executive Director of the Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival Cary Rajinder Sawhney was invited, alongside the heads of other leading South Asian cultural organisations, to meet Her Majesty the Queen at Buckingham Palace.

LIIF Director Cary Sawhney meets the Queen

Cary wore his families’s traditional Punjabi clothing as styled by Saran Kohli.



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Check out Bagri Foundation's concert, Strauss Reflected on 4 November, 7:30pm at Cadogan Hall. Book: bit.ly/straussreflected

Enjoy a unique evening of storytelling and Hindustani and Western Classical music with vocalist Meeta Pandit and Sinfonia Verdi, led by David Murphy, conductor of Ravi Shankar's 'Sukanya'.
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Strauss ReflectedNovember 4, 2017, 7:30pmCadogan HallWith John Suchet, Meeta Pandit & David Murphy

The Bagri Foundation presents Strauss Reflected, an exciting performance that reveals the emotionally charged lives and music of the Strauss family through music and storytelling.

With his contagious enthusiasm and extraordinary storytelling skills, Classic FM's John Suchet unravels the family’s tensions, dramas and triumphs and provides the audience with key elements to appreciate their music.

The concert sheds fresh light on the shared roots of western and eastern musical traditions with Sinfonia Verdi, conducted by David Murphy, performing some of the most famous orchestral scores of the Strauss masters interspersed with improvised reflections and interpretations of their inner turmoil, by acclaimed Hindustani Classical vocalist Meeta Pandit.
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UK Review on Secret Superstar
LIFF Director Cary Rajinder Sawhney's latest Vlog on Secret Superstar...releases tomorrowWatch Cary Sawhney's CaryOnMovies Movie Review of Secret Superstar. Secret Superstar traces the journey of Insia, a 14 year old girl from Baroda, whose dream...
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