Welcome to LIFF 2021

We’re excited to announce that the Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival is back. This year, on our 12th edition, we have evolved into a hybrid festival. You can watch in cinemas in London, Birmingham, and Manchester, or on your own sofa at home, via our digital site www.LoveLIFFatHome.com, that is accessible anywhere in the United Kingdom. Our talks and certain events are also accessible worldwide. Read more

Cary Rajinder Sawhney MBE, Executive & Programming Director of LIFF



Younger people often challenge and change the world with fresh ideas and open hearts. We present a clutch of new films that depict young South Asians, some are joyous while others present youth facing and overcoming real-life challenges in South Asia today.

Koozhangal (Pebbles)

Searching for Happiness…

Kayattam (A’hr)

I’ll Meet You There

Mara Paapa Superhero


Sthalpuran (Chronicle of Space)

WingMan (The Universal Irony of Love)

Kastoori (The Musk)

Trijya – Radius


In this year of new realities and images of Britishness, it’s important and indeed vital to consider the South Asian contribution to modern Britain. This is clearly seen in films and arts of the last 4 decades. LIFF here presents a showcase of some epic films of the past, capturing our unique journey, as well as celebrating bright new emerging talent. Catch talks in cinemas and online with some of our greatest talents.

Pratibha Parmar: British Asians – The Underground Generations

Pratibha Parmar: Asian Artists in Emergence

Bend it Like Beckham

Brick Lane

Mutiny: Asians Storm British Music

Wild West

My Beautiful Laundrette

The Warrior


LIFF showcases independent films, which celebrate depictions of ordinary lives through fiction and documentaries. This year we screen a selection of films that show glimpses of real life in the sub-continent and Asian diaspora, which are sometimes challenging, sometimes feel good, even comic, but always compelling.

Karkhanisanchi Waari (Ashes on a Road Trip)


Aise Hee (Just Like That)

Ahimsa: Gandhi The Power of the Powerless

Nazarband (Captive)

Ghar Ka Pata (Home Address)

Bread & Belonging

Gamak Ghar (The Village House)

Baganiya (Garden of Memories)

Lorni – The Flaneur

Swimming Through The Darkness

Who is Baul




Box Offices Open

BFI Southbank
Ciné Lumière

Box Offices Opening Soon

Bertha DocHouse
Rich Mix
Rooftop East Stratford

Please help us support India’s lowest paid film workers

In this difficult time, we are mindful of the impact of production shutting down in India and are working with the Producers Guild of India to support their Relief Fund initiative for daily wage workers. Please help us support these workers. Any donation, no matter how small will make a difference. Thank you.

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