Category: London

Movies Memories Magic

Movies Memories Magic

Movies, Memories, Magic celebrates the hybrid cinematic and cultural heritage sculpted by London’s South Asian communities across time and space.

Wed 3 July, 7.00pm, Wembley Park, London | FREE

Darkness Visible

Darkness Visible

Supernatural thriller set in Kolkata. British Asian artist Ronnie, is forced to go to India for the first time when his mother goes missing from London and turns up in a hospital in Kolkata.
Wed 5 Feb 2020, Harrow Arts Centre, London | BOOK NOW

Feature Films & Documentaries Call for Submissions

Feature Films & Documentaries Call for Submissions

Tongues on Fire is now accepting Feature Film and Documentary film submissions for 2020. The films will be watched by our curators and selected to be a part of our March and April 2020 programme. The films will be judged based on their narrative, structure, […]

Short Film Competition Call for Submissions

Short Film Competition Call for Submissions

Tongues on Fire’s prestigious Short Film Competition returns in 2020 for the 22nd annual UK Asian Film Festival. We are currently looking for budding filmmakers to submit their short films with a South Asian connection on this years theme, Uprooted. The UK Asian Film Festival […]

A Thin Wall

A Thin Wall

A THIN WALL is a documentary about memory, history and the possibility of reconciliation. It focuses on the partition of India in 1947.
Tue 26 Nov, University of Westminster, Harrow | BOOK NOW

Hamid

Hamid

Eight year-old Hamid learns that 786 is God’s number and decides to try and reach out to God, by dialling this number. He wants to talk to his father, who his mother tells him has gone to Allah.

Wed 12 June, 7.00pm, Wembley Park, London | FREE

KD

KD

Discover an unlikely friendship between an old man and a young boy. Follow this miss-matched pair as they embark on an eventful road trip.

Wed 19 June, 7.00pm, Wembley Park, London | FREE

Dhh

Dhh

Dhh is a heartwarming story of 3 friends and their journey towards realising their true potential. An afternoon of sauntering leads them to a magic show and leaves them awestruck. Magic, it seems is a solution for all their problems including mathematics!

Wed 26 June, 7.00pm, Wembley Park, London | FREE

Movies, Memories, Magic

Movies, Memories, Magic

Movies, Memories, Magic celebrates the hybrid cinematic and cultural heritage sculpted by London’s South Asian communities across time and space.

Wed 3 July, 7.00pm, Wembley Park, London | FREE

Life Goes On

Life Goes On

Inspired by Shakespeare’s King Lear, Life Goes On explores the relations between a grief stricken father and his three daughters. Set in London, the time is now, the family of Indian origin – part of the UK diaspora.

Sun 7 July, 2.30pm, Wembley Park, London | FREE

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

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

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