Satyajit Ray Short Film Competition Part 2 - LIFF

Satyajit Ray Short Film Competition Part 2 - LIFF

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Bagri Foundation London Indian Film 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 at the Closing Night Gala. 


Bittu

Dir: Karishma Dev Dube | 17 mins | 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

Dir: Priya Belliappa | 20 mins | 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)

Dir: Upamanyu Bhattacharyya, Kalp Sanghvi | 10 mins | 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.



Kanya

Dir: Apoorva Satish | 16 mins | Tamil with English subtitles


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



Transit

Dir: Ariq Anam Khan | 19 mins | Bangla with English subtitles


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



B. Selvi & Daughters

Dir: Drishya | 24 mins | 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.