Satyajit Ray Short Film Competition

Run time: 97 mins | Recommended Certificate: 18

Language: Mixture of English, Nepali, Bengali Tamil, Telegu, Malayalam, Hindi, & Punjabi. All shorts have English subtitles | Year: 2023, 2024 | Country: India, Pakistan

The festival’s internationally-renowned competition selects emerging filmmakers’ works from South Asia and around the world. All the selected films are, in different ways, felt to enshrine the legendary director Satyajit Ray’s humanist vision and subtlety of story and eye. From this year’s shortlisted films, a jury will decide on the winner, and the director will win a £1,000 cash prize, supported by Civic Studios.

Short Film Programme

Dir: Subarna Dash, Vidushi Gupta
7 mins | English, Hindi, Nepali, Bengali with English subtitles
Accompanied by surprising and playful visuals a group of women embark on a taboo bursting discussion about breasts.

Dir: Sachin Dheeraj
35 mins | Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi, English with English subtitles
Inspired by actual events, Men in Blue explores the effects of human trafficking and labour exploitation in the United States.

Dir: Kamil Chima
15 mins | Punjabi with English subtitles
Looking for an escape, a clown dances outside a fast-food restaurant on the streets of Lahore. That is until the claws of reality threaten to pull its mask off.

Dir: Sumi Mathai
15 mins | Malayalam with English subtitles
A young girl’s deep connection with nature starts to disintegrate when she encounters the strangeness of a patriarchal world.

Dir: Varun Tandon
26 mins | Hindi with English subtitles
27 years of a loving marriage. 27 years of sharing a passion for food. 27 years of celebrating it every Thursday. A charming tale of love, companionship and embracing change.


The winning film will be announced on the closing night.


Event Details

Birmingham | RBC
July 5, 2024 7:00 pm

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