Satyajit Ray Short Film Award 2019


The festival’s annual Satyajit Ray Short Film Competition and Award is a rare chance to see the works of talented, emerging filmmakers, who are exploring themes of South Asian Experience. The competition’s final shortlist films will be screened at the festival and the winner of the 2019 award is announced on the festival’s Closing Night. In association with the Bagri Foundation.

Make sure to remember that there are no adverts before festival screenings so please do arrive on time.


Birmingham | The Mockingbird
June 22, 2019 2:00 pm

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Year: 2018 | Country: India
Director: Ashish Pandey | Run time: 22 | Language: Urdu with English Subtitles

A young girl living on the India/Pakistan border discovers that gunfire stops if she stays awake at night.


Year: 2018 | Country: UK
Director: Iesh Thapar | Run time: 16 | Language: English

Southall 1979 with tensions running high, a young man thinks his brother is in trouble but the truth is far from what he imagined.


Year: 2018 | Country: Pakistan
Director: Madhia Aijaz | Run time: 15 | Language: Urdu with English Subtitles

A poetic essay on the public libraries of Pakistan.


Year: 2018 | Country: India
Director: Rohan Kanwade | Run time: 21 | Language: Marathi with English Subtitles

A young farm labourer finds herself drawn to a local primary school teacher in ways she never thought possible.


Year: 2019 | Country: India
Director: Pawan K Nayak | Run time: 26 | Language: Hindi with English Subtitles

A young woman hopes her monotonous life takes a turn after meeting a stranger and falling in love.


Year: 2018 | Country: India
Director: Ajitpal Singh | Run time: 17 | Language: Gujarati

Two young boys friendship is tested when a pair of football boots goes missing.

The winning short film will be announced at the Closing Night Gala in London on Saturday 29th June.