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Birmingham Indian Film Festival - LOVE LIFF AT HOME

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Here’s some words from our Festival Director…

We hope that you and your loved ones are well and safe during these challenging times. The LIFF team are thinking of you and the many friends that have made this festival a success over the last 10 years. We are the Punk Rock of Indian film festivals, and we continue to push the boundaries by showing cutting edge great cinema in a diversity of South Asian languages. On our 11th year, I’m delighted to welcome you back to LIFF, both online and at our actual festival events planned for the Autumn.

Cary Rajinder Sawhney MBE, Executive & Programming Director of LIFF

Introducing… LOVE LIFF AT HOME

We are delighted to have joined up with our partner festival the London Indian Film Festival to bring you #LoveLIFFatHome. UK viewers can stream our feature films, shorts, Q&As and Masterclasses from the comfort of their own home. The programme will be updated regularly so keep checking back to see what’s new at or sign up to our newsletter to be the first to find out.

To kick things off we’re showcasing the winning films of our annual Satyajit Ray Short Film awards. Watch them for free for a limited time.

U Ushacha 
(2019 Winner)

Year: 2019 | Country: India
Director: Rohan KanwadeRun time: 21 mins
Language: Marathi with English Subtitles 

Usha, a single mother who works as a farm labourer, feels drawn to a female teacher of the local primary school in ways she never thought possible, The attraction inspires her to learn to read and write, one day hoping to be as good as her teacher

The Peanut Seller (2018 Winner)

Year: 2017 | Country: India/Germany
Director: Etienne Sievers | Run time: 19 mins
Language: Hindi with English Subtitles 

An orphaned young ragpicker battling isolation and poverty in the streets of New Delhi tries to locate the one man capable of helping him find his mother


Papa (2017 Winner)

Year: 2015 | Country: India
Director: Siddarth Chauhan | Run time: 15 mins
Language: Hindi with English Subtitles

 A paralysed mother, Sushma and her young son, Rajiv are learning to adjust with their new life after an accident leaves their lives changed forever, Sushma’s only hope is a pigeon, which she found in her house on the day her husband died.

More films here.


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1 May 2020 - 30 July 2020

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