The 15th London Asian Film Festival is celebrating the centenary of Indian cinema by focusing on the journey of women in film. As well as screening an exciting mix of new independent films and some old classics, some Bollywood talent will be in attendance too.
The festival kicks off with a screening of Listen…Amaya on 7 March at the BFI. Movie directors Avinash Kumar and Geeta Singh will be attending the opening night gala.
Big in Bollywood will be screened at the BFI Southbank on 9 March. The movie is a light-hearted look at Omi Vaidya's rise to stardom in the film 3 Idiots, Bollywood's highest-ever grossing movie.
The premiere of Pakistani movie Lahma "Seedlings" will be shown on 10 March at The Tricycle Theatre. Lead actress Aamina Sheikh and producer Meher Jaffri will be attending to answer questions from the audience.
Award-winning documentary Saving Face will be screened at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), followed by a panel discussion with Dr Mohammed Jawad.
Other movies being screened during the festival include Snow, Barfi!, Bawandar, Mere Haule Dost, Khamosh Pani, English Vinglish, David and more.
Venue Details & Map
School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, WC1H 0XG [map]
SOAS, University of London (the School of Oriental and African Studies) is Europe's only higher education institution specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East.
South Bank, Waterloo, SE1 8XT [map]
There's more to discover about film and television through the BFI.
7-12 Half Moon Street, Mayfair, W1J 7BH [map]
A luxury hotel in the heart of Mayfair. With 129 rooms, suites and apartments, Flemings is a mix of contemporary style and traditional elegance with a reputation for fine dining.
269 Kilburn High Road, NW6 7JR [map]
The Tricycle’s home in Brent comprises a theatre, cinema, art gallery, café and bar. It's open all year round. Inside, the Tricycle hosts a range of performances and films, and displays contemporary art in a variety of traditional and new media.