The 11th anniversary of the UK and Europe’s largest South Asian film festival, London Indian Film Festival supported by the Bagri Foundation and the British Film Institute (BFI) opened online, during the global pandemic, full of an array of free amazing films and special In Conversations. It all began with Bollywood star Ayushmann Khurrana
in conversation on 25th June, and closed with Hollywood star Freida Pinto
on 5th July, The in conversation talks also included acclaimed Indian cinema actor, multiple Indian National Award, Filmfare winner, Padma Bhushan Shabana Azmi in conversation with British director Pratibha Parmar
. Oscar nominee Deepa Mehta
, BAFTA, Oscar, Golden Globe nominee Mira Nair
, Indian National Award winning actor Adil Hussain
with BAFTA, Academy nominated director Peter Webber.
The festival included several LGBTQ+ films, women helmed films, films from Sri Lanka and Pakistan, as well as the buzzing Satyajit Ray Short Film competition, with a jury of high profile film pundits,