Film Festivals in March

I’ve posted in the past about using foreign language films as a fun way to learn languages. For Londoners and visitors to London, March is a great time to catch up on world cinema, with several foreign film festivals.

First up is Kinoteka, the annual Polish Film Festival, which runs from 8th to 22nd March. This is also running, on a smaller scale, in Belfast and Edinburgh.

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the festival, a host of events are planned. Last night (11th March) was the gala preview of this years’ Oscar nominated film, In Darkness, ahead of the UK release on Friday 16th March. There is also a series of Kinoteka Retrospective screenings at the Polish Cultural Institute.

Tickets for the festival are available for all budgets. As well as free screenings, Riverside Studios are running special ticket deals for Kinoteka screenings. More information and full programme is available here.

Later on this month is the 14th annual London Asian Film Festival, Tongues on Fire. This runs from 16th to 24th March.

Hindi language film Michael is one of the launch highlights of this popular festival. This film is showing at the BFI on 16th March, and tickets are available here. The last night of the festival will be celebrated with an awards ceremony at BAFTA. Tickets are available for £100 – email [email protected] for more information.

Full programme and information is available on the official website.