Tongues on Fire are delighted to announce that winner of the UK Asian Film Festival Short Film Competition is Hey Ram! – directed by Yashwardhan Goswami. In response to winning the competition, Yashwardhan sent us this video message from India to express his appreciation. Congratulations […]
Directed by: Ashvin KumarWritten by: Ashvin KumarStarring: Soni Razdan, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Zara Webb and Shivam Raina Paradise on earth is how Kashmir is known the world over and ‘No Fathers in Kashmir’ does full justice to that description with some of the most stunning cinematography […]
Directed by: Abhishek Sharma Written by: Anuja Chauhan and Pradhuman Singh Starring: Sonam Kapoor, Dulquer Salmaan, Sanjay Kapoor, Angad Bedi and Koel Purie Cricket is like a religion in the Indian subcontinent and its players veritable gods. This is the pitch on which ‘The Zoya Factor’ sets off […]
Directed by: Ajay Bahl Written by: Manish Gupta Starring: Akshaye Khanna, Richa Chadda, Meera Chopra, Rahul Bhat A courtroom drama has the ability to grip audiences as long as it is made with finesse and technique. ‘Section 375’ scores on both counts as it unfolds frame by frame, […]
Directed by: Shonali Bose Written by: Shonali Bose and Nilesh Maniyar Starring: Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Farhan Akhtar, Zaira Wasim and Rohit Saraf Inspired by a true story, ‘The Sky is Pink’ portrays a young couple who, after the death of their first new-born daughter from a rare immunity disorder, conceive […]
Written by: Sarfraz Manzoor, Gurinder Chadha and Paul Mayeda Berges Directed by: Gurinder Chadha Starring: Viveik Kalra, Kulvinder Ghir, Meera Ganatra, Nikita Mehta, Nell Williams, Aaron Phagura, Dean Charles-Chapman, Hayley Atwell and Rob Brydon The name will be familiar to any fan of American singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen but […]
The World’s Longest Running South Asian Film Festival outside of India, UK Asian Film Festival, Announces ‘Revolution’ Theme for 2019. Festival Programme To Run Across Four Cities, London, Manchester, Leicester, Edinburgh, From 27th March to 4th May 2019 At a time of significant change, the […]
The BFI Young Curators Lab is a pioneering initiative launched as part of the UK Asian Film Festival 2019. Envisioned to equip upcoming film curators with specific skills, knowledge and analytical acumen indispensable to film programming and curation, the YCL scheme selected nine Young Curators for an intensive workshop followed […]
As part of the new initiative for the UK Asian Film Festival to get young people to join the team of curators and the new short film judging panel, this years film festival kick started with a one day workshop on film analysis, film theory […]
Tongues on Fire celebrated 20 years of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (KKHH) and its UK Asian Film Festival’s 20th year with a sing and dance along screening of the iconic film on 7th December 2018 at The Harrow Auditorium, The University of Westminster. We were […]
As the longest running Asian film festival in Europe, the UK Asian Film Festival has always been proud champions of diversity and focusing the spotlight on minority groups both in the stories we showcase and the visionary filmmakers behind them. Giving a voice to the […]
Review by Rim Karama What can be said when a deceased baby girl regains her life just moments before her burial? Following her grieving father’s departure, she is left in the sole company of a social outcast, Sadho, a grave digger who ironically has only […]
Annusheh Rahim is a gap year student who is out to pursue her passion of filmmaking. Despite the fact that her current qualifications are not linked to film production in any way she has grabbed the opportunity to make her directorial debut. Fellow festival volunteer […]
This year, the UK Asian Film Festival will be celebrating 20 years of championing independent South Asian cinema by hosting a 12-day season of film screenings and events in Edinburgh, Manchester, Leicester and London.
As part of this year’s UK Asian Film Festival 2018, Tongues on Fire (TOF) is excited to premiere their very own heritage documentary film exploring the dynamic relationship that the British South Asian diaspora has with Indian cinema. Ever since the sizeable migration of South […]
Tongues On Fire will be organising the 20th UK Asian Film Festival this year to be held from 14th – 25th March 2018, this year we have a diverse selection of bold and cutting edge films that we wish to bring to you. Among them […]
Every year we have a bank of volunteers to help make the festival a success. Volunteering at UKAFF is about helping filmmakers and artists share their stories. Of course, there are exciting benefits, like getting to see UK premieres of new independent films, meeting film […]
A project aimed at exploring your first memories of Asian cinema in the UK. Share your stories of and early experiences of watching films in the 60s and beyond.
Hassan Nazer’s Utopia is a tragic tale of a woman whose entire world begins crumbling around her, through which it explores the very concept of hope
We are very excited to announce that Tongues on Fire will once again be working with Mastercard for the LAFF 2017 Closing Gala at BAFTA. On the night Sabiha Sumar will join us to discuss and share an exclusive sneak peek of her new feature-length, […]
Ahmed A. Jamal’s tale of deceit and corruption is a powerful testament to how relevant and captivating Shakespear’s work remains to this day.
The London Asian Film Festival are proud to announce the official charity partner for the 2017 festival
Repeat Screening Announced for Bazodee! Monday 13th March, 6.30pm Regent Street Cinema. Limited tickets available – GET BOOKING NOW https://www.regentstreetcinema.com/programme/bazodee/