London INDIAN Film Festival is a high-octane success story! It was launched in July 2010 by a merry band of film professionals with a simple and focused brief, to show the very best of new Indian independent films, especially made by a younger generation of filmmakers. This it did in a spectacular way and caught the imagination of cinema partners across London who shared our passion and supported our cause.
Press clippings and photos will be posted here soon. Provided below is a slideshow of the 2011 festival:
Aamir Khan’s special welcome message at LIFF 2011:
In 2011 the Festival:
Doubled in size, taking place around London and attracting over 2,500 people
Of our audience 46% had come to our festival for the first time!
Critically acclaimed red carpet World and UK premieres and short films- see Archive section for details.
Included a Hot Talent line-up included Directors Abhinay Deo, Shekhar Kapur, Anurag Kashyap, Rituparno Ghosh, Ketan Mehta and Actors Nandana Sen and Ferena Wazeir
An amazing cross-over mix of audiences of South Asian communities and non- Asians.
A Meteoric rise in PR presence with a reach of over 17 million
81,000 Facebook impressions in July 2011
250,000 Facebook impressions currently in 2012
LIFF interview with Director Shekhar Kapur Cannes Film Festival 2011
Fantastic venues including the World Famous V&A Museum, Cineworld Haymarket & Watermans
Creation of the ‘Guru Lounge Industry Events’, exploring different elements of co-production and the Indian film business with guest speakers
The Satyajit Ray Short Film Competition & Awards- winner ‘Amar’ dir. Andrew Hinton
LIFF Audience Award, which was won by Mehta’s ‘Rang Rasiya’.