50 photos from the Birmingham Indian Film Festival launch
The Birmingham Indian Film Festival (BIFF) launched at Cineworld in Broad Street on Friday, initiating ten days of twenty independent South Asian movies across five different venues.
Screening special preview films, premieres and discussion panels supported by Film Birmingham and Birmingham City University will be offering rare glimpses into some of the billion plus lives in the sub-continent.
The festival is presented by the Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival and is back for its fourth consecutive year at Cineworld Broad Street, mac Birmingham and The Mockingbird Cinema & Kitchen from Friday 22 June to Sunday 1 July.
Audiences can expect a spectacular 10 days of Midland premieres of feature films, documentaries and shorts exploring a compelling slate of controversial, entertaining and thought-provoking themes with global resonances, plus lively Q&As and panel debates.
We hit the opening event in central Birmingham for the West Midlands premiere of Love Sonia, a moving drama about the brutal effects of the global sex trafficking industry, starring Mrunal Thakur, Demi Moore, Rajkummar Rao, Richa Chadha, Riya Sisodiya, Sai Tamhankar and Anupam Kher.