Category: 2019 Festival

Tongues on Fire Celebrates South Asian Cinema at Wembley Park

Tongues on Fire Celebrates South Asian Cinema at Wembley Park

From 5 June until 7 July 2019 Tongues on Fire presented a specially curated film season at Wembley Park, North West London – to celebrate South Asian Cinema. Members of the public enjoyed the free outdoor screenings from deck chair seating in Arena Square, set […]

Book Launch: Indian Cinema Beyond Bollywood: The New Independent Cinema Revolution (Routledge, 2018)

Book Launch: Indian Cinema Beyond Bollywood: The New Independent Cinema Revolution (Routledge, 2018)

Join us for a launch of this important edited anthology. The event will feature the screening of a film montage, reading of excerpts, panel discussion and a Q&A session.

Wed 3 April, House of Lords, London | REGISTER NOW

Evening Shadows

Evening Shadows

In a small town in Southern India that lives within a cocoon of traditions and social morality, when a young gay man Kartik, comes out to his mother Vasudha, her entire world comes crashing down.

Wed 3 April, Regent Street Cinema, London | BOOK NOW
Fri 5 April, Phoenix Cinema, Leicester | BOOK NOW

UK Premiere: Victor’s History

UK Premiere: Victor’s History

Vic hires Dorian and Zuhair – a bullheaded documentary filmmaker; and a mild-mannered cameraman—to immortalize his personal hero and role model, his late father.

Thu 4 April, Rich Mix, London | BOOK NOW

In Conversation with Ramesh Sippy

In Conversation with Ramesh Sippy

Ramesh Sippy is an Indian film director and producer, best known for directing the popular and critically acclaimed film Sholay, one of the most iconic films in Hindi film history and a favourite for Hindi film audiences globally.

Thu 4 April, Phoenix Cinema, Leicester | BOOK NOW

Women in Cinema & Creative Arts Lunch

Women in Cinema & Creative Arts Lunch

This invite only event celebrating Women in Cinema and the Creative Arts Industry with a view to Encourage, Support and Empower.

Fri 5 April, 12.30pm, Wellington Hotel, London | INVITE ONLY

Nine Visual Experiences by Women 9 Pencinemakal

Nine Visual Experiences by Women 9 Pencinemakal

Organised in collaboration with The Centre for Film and Ethics and Film Cultures, Queen Mary, University of London, this event includes post-screening discussion and Q&A.

Fri 5 April, Arts One Lecture Theatre, QMUL | REGISTER NOW

Daughter of Nepal + Daughters of the Polo God

Daughter of Nepal + Daughters of the Polo God

A double bill screening of 2 poignant documentaries, Daughter of Nepal and Daughters of the Polo God.

Fri 5 April, Phoenix Cinema, Leicester | BOOK NOW

UK Premiere: Tottaa Pataaka Item Maal (The Incessant Fear of Rape)

UK Premiere: Tottaa Pataaka Item Maal (The Incessant Fear of Rape)

Delhi is known as the rape capital of India. Four women from various parts of the Capital, meet by chance in a ‘ladies only’ taxi ride. Getting into an altercation with a man who’s teasing them, they end up choosing to make an example of him.

Fri 5 April, Watermans Art Centre, London | BOOK NOW

My Beautiful Laundrette

My Beautiful Laundrette

The rise of religious fundamentalism in the 1980s, partly as the result of the failure of anti-racist politics in the UK, represented a serious setback to the nascent growth of women’s freedoms in the Asian community.

Sat 6 April, Rich Mix, London | BOOK NOW

World Premiere: 2 Band Radio

World Premiere: 2 Band Radio

Radio is a common device in our lives but there was a time when radio used to be a new word for world. The story is set in early 70’s in rural village of Kashmir buying a radio and getting its license was a tedious process and people had never seen a radio.

Sat 6 April, Watermans Art Centre, London | BOOK NOW

Brick Lane

Brick Lane

Brick Lane picks up on some of these themes of defiant sexuality and secular identities in the face of rising fundamentalism.

Sat 6 April, Rich Mix, London | BOOK NOW

Actor’s Master Class: Shabana Azmi

Actor’s Master Class: Shabana Azmi

A rare Master Class with Shabana Azmi, an internationally celebrated Indian film actress who believes art should be used as an instrument for social change.

Sat 6 April, Phoenix Cinema, Leicester | BOOK NOW
Sun 7 April, BAFTA 195, London

Kaifinama

Kaifinama

Kaifinama looks at the life and art of the Urdu Progressive poet Kaifi Azmi. Kaifi Azmi was both a poet for social change as well as one of the foremost lyricists in the Hindi film industry.

Sun 7 April, BAFTA 195, London | BOOK NOW
Wed 10 April, Glasgow Film Theatre | BOOK NOW

Star-studded Awards Night with guests Radhika Apte & Ramesh Sippy

Star-studded Awards Night with guests Radhika Apte & Ramesh Sippy

Tongues on Fire, UK Asian Film Festival 2019 presents its closing FLAME Awards evening & In Conversation with Mr Ramesh Sippy hosted by Ayesha Hazarika @ BAFTA195

Sun 7 April, BAFTA 195, London | BOOK NOW