Guru Lounge: British Asian Filmmakers & Artists on the Edge of Brexit

Guru Lounge at LIFF

The festival encourages ground-breaking debate and will be organising talks aimed at industry professionals during the festival. GURU LOUNGE presents an invaluable guide to the ever-burgeoning Indian and South Asian film industries. A must for film industry professionals interested in co-production, acting in or shooting their next project in India.

Faced with an uncertain post-Brexit future, many British Asian creative professionals are thinking about where we fit. Will intolerance increase? What are our opportunities in terms of the arts and diversity? Will funding grow, or be cut? In this panel debate, we gather leading filmmakers, artists and agencies, including the BFI’s CEO Amanda Nevill, to explore the challenges and opportunities in this new world.

Speakers include (others tbc):

Amana Nevill (CEO, BFI)
Pratibha Parmar (Filmmaker)
Harriet Finney (Deputy CEO, Creative Industries Federation)
Deborah Sathe (Cinestaan Film Company)
Gaylene Gould (BFI)
Vinay Patel (Screenwriter)

Blue Room, BFI Southbank, Monday 26th June, 6.45-8.15 pm