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The Importance Of F-Rated

The Importance Of F-Rated

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 […]

Sadho: A Tragedy that Brings a Dead Child Back to Life

Sadho: A Tragedy that Brings a Dead Child Back to Life

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 […]

Interview with UK Asian Film Festival Volunteer Annusheh Rahim

Interview with UK Asian Film Festival Volunteer Annusheh Rahim

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 […]

UK Asian Film Festival Celebrates 20 Years with Female-centric Screenings & Events

UK Asian Film Festival Celebrates 20 Years with Female-centric Screenings & Events

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.

Share Your Memories

Share Your Memories

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 […]

Short Film Selection Screening at BFI Southbank

Short Film Selection Screening at BFI Southbank

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 […]

Volunteer Callout for the 2018 UK Asian Film Festival

Volunteer Callout for the 2018 UK Asian Film Festival

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 […]

Memories Through Cinema Heritage Project

Memories Through Cinema Heritage Project

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.

LAFF 2017 Award Winners

LAFF 2017 Award Winners

The big winners and pathbreakers from the 19th London Asian Film Festival

Is There Such A Thing As Utopia?

Is There Such A Thing As Utopia?

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

A Death in the Gunj – Family, Relationships, Conflicts And Murder

A Death in the Gunj – Family, Relationships, Conflicts And Murder

An atmospheric tale which breaks down the very notion of family and a powerfully self-assured debut from Konkona Sen Sharma

TOF & Mastercard

TOF & Mastercard

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, […]

Rahm: A Cultural Twist On Shakespeare

Rahm: A Cultural Twist On Shakespeare

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.

You Are My Sunday: An Urban Tale of Hope and Friendship

You Are My Sunday: An Urban Tale of Hope and Friendship

A wonderful look at friendship, brotherhood and life in the big city

LAFF 2017 Official Charity Partner Announced

LAFF 2017 Official Charity Partner Announced

The London Asian Film Festival are proud to announce the official charity partner for the 2017 festival

Bazodee Repeat Screening Announced

Bazodee Repeat Screening Announced

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/  

The Threshold: Exploring The Complexities Of Marriage

The Threshold: Exploring The Complexities Of Marriage

What would you do if your partner decides to leave after three decades of marriage?

Updated LAFF 2017 Schedule

Updated LAFF 2017 Schedule

The latest schedule of this year’s exciting line-up

LAFF 2017: Memories Beyond Borders

LAFF 2017: Memories Beyond Borders

Take a look at what’s on offer from 2017’s eclectic line-up

Be A Part Of The Tongues On Fire Heritage Project

Be A Part Of The Tongues On Fire Heritage Project

Be A Part Of Our Heritage Project And Celebrate The History Of The Asian Community

Digital Commissions Call Out 2017

Digital Commissions Call Out 2017

Tongues on Fire will be commissioning five UK emerging artists to collaborate with digital film makers to create new digital art for the 19th London Asian Film Festival in March 2017. Tongues on Fire’s digital commissions programme aims to offer opportunities to artists to create new […]

Highlights Of The 18th MAMI Mumbai Film Festival

Highlights Of The 18th MAMI Mumbai Film Festival

Our Highlights From The Star-Studded 18th Mumbai Festival

Call For Volunteers In 2017

Call For Volunteers In 2017

Call for volunteers for The 2017 London Asian Film Festival

Call For Films For LAFF 2017!

Call For Films For LAFF 2017!

Submit your film for the 19th London Asian Film Festival