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The London Bengali Film Festival (LBFF) is an annual celebration of films from or about the Bengali Diaspora, which is also the largest Bengali film festival in the world, outside of Bengal.

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the 2nd london Bengali Film Festival takes place from the 19th of May 2017!

Come and join us for a colourful and eye opening array of films for the second London Bengali Film Festival.

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closing ceremony parties

A select number of tickets will be available for the events in London. This is including the closing ceremony party in a swank venue in London.
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Festival summary

A brief outline of the festival
We expect film makers, artists and industry personalities from the UK and abroad for the following:
Day 1 - Opening gala ceremony - with Press and Media, film showcasing
Day 2&3 - Film showcasing, premieres, talks and seminars, followed by an after party - Close


which films?

Here is a general summary of the films accepted
We welcome films that are commercial and non commercial, independent and artistic.  Whether they have been made in West Bengal, Bangladesh or any part of the world, even if not in the language of Bengali, but they must fit to at least one of the following in addition to the full rules:

1. Writer or Director or Producer must be Bengali or have a Bengali heritage (any nationality) OR
2. The main character must be Bengali OR
3. The story must be set or be about Bengal or an issue affecting the Bengali Diaspora