LIFF: Satyajit Ray Short Film Competition

LIFF: Satyajit Ray Short Film Competition

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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.


NOOREH | Ashsih Pandey | 22 mins | Urdu

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


ALIEN CULTURE | Iesh Thapar | 16 mins | 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.


THESE SILENCES ARE ALL THE WORDS | Madhia Aijaz | 15 mins | Urdu

A poetic essay on the public libraries of Pakistan


U USHACHA | Rohan Kanwade | 21 mins | Marathi

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


KARK PAWAN | Preet Nayak | 26 mins | Hindi

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



RAMMAT GAMMAT | Ajitpal singh | 17 mins | Gujarati

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