Sharmeen Obaid ChinoySharmila Tagore
From left to right: LIFF's Short Film Programmer, Satwant Gill, Director of 'Toba Tek Singh', Ketan Mehta and Executive & Programming Director Cary Rajinder Sawhney
Alka Bagri and London Indian Film Festival (LIFF) Executive & Programming Director Cary Rajinder Sawhney

Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival 2016 – Press

We were delighted to be title sponsors of the Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival for another year, which took place from 14 – 24 July 2016. We were thrilled to support such an incredible festival celebrating South Asian cinema. Here is a selection of where the festival was covered in the press:


Variety

‘Song of Lahore’ Wins Audience Prize at London Indian Film Fest

22 July 2016, Maria Cavassuto

‘Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Andy Schocken’s “Song of Lahore” won the audience award at the Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival on Thursday.’

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Eastern Eye

Sharmila Tagore: Screen icon

14 July 2016, Sangeeta Dutta

‘Sharmila is in London and will do a rare talk at London Indian Film Festival, where she will receive the Screen Icon award.’

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Time Out 

11 July 2016

The Festival was featured in 33 Lovely Things to Do in London This Weekend.

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Bollywood Journalist

Why the London Indian Film Festival is inspiring the odds

9 July 2016, Smita Sarkar

‘The 7th film festival, brought to you by the Bagri Foundation, have chosen films that will be dealing with hard-hitting issues of the South Asian countries.’

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Asian Culture Vulture

London Indian Film Festival 2016: Women Filmmakers and Gender Issues in Spotlight

5 July 2016

‘A DOUBLE-OSCAR® winner, a Tamil film legend, and a director who made the crossover from India to Hollywood, are just three of the standout attractions from this year’s Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival (LIFF).’

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Business Standard

London Indian Film Festival to showcase issue-based movie

27 June 2016

‘The seventh Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival will be seen challenging stereotypes of India and South Asia, and will wrestle with some very hard issues.’

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Bollyspice

The London Indian Film Festival brings cinematic diversity to London and Birmingham: 14-24 July

14 June 2016, Stacey Yount

‘Title sponsor Alka Bagri of the Bagri Foundation says’, ‘This year’s programme epitomises the diversity and dynamism of South Asian cinema, and through films, debates and panel discussions, we will explore topical issues such as gender, identity, mental health and equality.’

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DesiBlitz

London Indian Film Festival 2016 Programme

14 June, Aisha Farooq

‘Title Sponsor Alka Bagri of the Bagri Foundation adds’: “We are delighted to support such an incredible festival which reveals the richness of South Asian culture and offers a wonderful platform for emerging talent.”

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