Satyajit Ray Short Film Competition 2021 Part 2


Satyajit Ray Short Film Competition Part 1

India, USA, Pakistan, Nepal | 89 mins | Cert 18

The festival’s annual Satyajit Ray Short Film Competition is a rare chance to see the works of talented and emerging filmmakers who are exploring themes of South Asian experience, that also in different ways reflect the humanist ideals of the legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray. The winner will be announced on 2nd July.

Available online during the festival


Director: Karishma Dev Dube | Run time: 17 mins | Country: India | Language: Hindi, English with English subtitles

Set in a small Himalayan village, Bittu tells the story of a fiercely independent and foul mouthed little girl whose life is turned upside down after a careless act results in tragedy.

Frayed Lines

Director: Priya Belliappa | Run time: 20 mins | Country: India | Language: Kodava, Assamese with English subtitles

In the midst of coffee plantations in a remote corner of India, two individuals who don’t speak a common language, connect and take a step away from a life they have known.

Sumamime (Wade)

Director: Upamanyu Bhattacharyya, Kalp Sanghvi | Run time: 10 mins | Country: India | Language: Bengali with English subtitles

In the future, the city of Kolkata is wrecked by climate change. Things take an even darker turn for one refugee family when they are ambushed by a tiger on the flooded streets.


Director: Apoorva Satish | Run time: 16 mins | Country: India | Language: Tamil with English subtitles

An adolescent girl’s aspirations of becoming a competitive swimmer take an unexpected turn when she gets her first period.


Director: Ariq Anam Khan | Run time: 19 mins | Country: Bangladesh | Language: Bangla with English subtitles

A man on the verge of poverty waits for a migrant visa to Italy in the hope that it will change his and his families fortunes.

B. Selvi & Daughters

Director: Drishya | Run time: 24 mins | Country: India | Language: Tamil with English Subtitles

A woman in her 50s tries to deal with her fears and trepidation as she looks to break out of her cocooned life and start a business.