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The UK Asian Film Festival brings to Scottish audiences an eclectic, ground-breaking, feminist mix of films and documentaries.

The Festival provides a unique platform for Asians working in film and media around the world. Our screenings and events include feature films, documentaries, short films, panel discussions, and educational and community screenings.

Marking 100 years of women gaining the right to vote in the UK, the theme of the UK Asian Film Festival 2018 is F-Rated – films that cinematically represent women, on film or behind the camera,  and that are female-centric in subject matter.

The Festival also goes national this year to mark its 20th anniversary. Known as Tongues on Fire and, more recently, the London Asian Film Festival, this Festival - synonymous with programmes featuring strong, South Asian feminist content - will run in four cities across the UK - including Edinburgh, exclusively at Filmhouse.

We are most grateful to Awaz FM Glasgow, Scotland media partner and Kidney Research UK, sponsor of the opening night film Ajji (Granny).

Dr Alina Mirza, Festival Co-ordinator Edinburgh & Dr Pushpinder Chowdhry MBE, CEO, Tongues on Fire

Please note: The advertised screening of Azmaish has unfortunately been cancelled, and replaced by a screening of Dhh.


Devashish Makhija


104 mins

Boogie Man + Short

Andrew Morahan


94 mins


Manish Saini


128 mins

Kuchh Bheege Alfaaz



100 mins

Shalom Bollywood - The Untold Story of Indian Cinema

Danny Ben-Moshe


76 mins

Side A & Side B

Rahat Kazmi


115 mins


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