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
40 High Street, Brentford, London, TW8 0DS
School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, London, WC1H 0XG
South Bank, Waterloo, London, SE1 8XT
7-12 Half Moon Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 7BH
8 South Audley Street, London, W1K 1HF
269 Kilburn High Road, London, NW6 7JR
Uxbridge Road, Hatch End, Middlesex, HA5 4EA