Actresses Manisha Koirala (left) and Auritra Ghosh (right) are pictured here with Dr Alka Bagri. From left to right: Cricket administrator Lalit Modi, Sam Collins and Jarrod Kimber with BBC Asian Network presenter Nihal Arthanayake. From left to right: Swati Shetty, Prashant Nair, Alka Bagri, Suraj Sharma and Cary Sawhney

Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival 2015 | Press

We were excited to be the title sponsors of the Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival for the first time. The festival ran in London from 16 – 23 July 2015 and this year it expanded with screenings in Birmingham from 20 – 26 July 2015. Now in its 6th edition, the Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival is firmly established as Europe’s showcase for South Asian cinema. Here is a selection of the fantastic coverage the festival recieved.


Nachom-ia Kumpasar Wins Audience Award at London Indian Film Festival

23 July 2015, Shalini Dore

Cary Sawhney, director of the Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival stated – “we are really pleased that this year, the festival has expanded in stature and that we can highlight through our new awards just some of the many achievements filmmakers and actors from India who may otherwise go unsung by the broader world film community.”

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London Indian Film Festival 2015 Opening Night
17 July 2015, Sonika Sethi

‘Guests and celebrities of the film world flew in from New York to Calcutta to show their support and to celebrate the best of independent cinema from the Indian sub-continent’.

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ITV Report

London Film Festival Branches Out to Birmingham
19 July 2015

‘Dr Alka Bagri of the Bagri Foundation on sponsoring the Festival stated’ – “the festival offers an opportunity for art lovers to immerse themselves in South Asian culture”.’

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Non-Resident Indian

London Indian Film Festival 2015: Five To Watch
13 July 2015, Shai Hussain

‘The London Indian Film Festival returns for its sixth year, newly sponsored by the Bagri Foundation, a charity that supports the best in Indian arts through its diverse cultural programmes’.


BizAsia talks to Cary Sawnhey about LIFF 2015
13 July 2015, Amrita Tanna

Cary Sawnhey – “The Bagri Foundation London Indian was set up to provide a platform to champion Indian independent cinema with UK audiences.”

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Asian Culture Vulture

6 July 2015
London Indian Film Festival 2015 (LIFF) Stars to Shine

‘This year for the first time, the Bagri Foundation has taken over the headline sponsorship and will be supporting the ever popular Satyajit Ray Short Film Competition, which sees both Indian and British Asian filmmakers go up against each other for the prestigious prize; and the foundation supports the documentary strand of the festival.

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