Satyajit Ray Short Film Award 2018

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 are screened at SOAS on 27 June and the winner of the 2018 award is announced on the festival’s Closing Night.

In association with the Bagri Foundation.

London | SOAS, Khalil Lecture Theatre
June 27, 2018 6:45 pm

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Year: 2017 | Country: Germany/ India
Director: Etienne Sievers | Run time: 19 mins | Language: Hindi

An orphaned young ragpicker battling isolation and poverty in the streets of New Delhi tries to locate the one man capable of helping him find his mother.


Year: 2017 | Country: India

Director: Priyanka Singh | Run time: 11 mins | Language: Hindi

A couple are shocked and distraught to find out their daughter has been sexually molested by their neighbour and struggle to decide on a course of action.


Year: 2017 | Country: India

Director: Abhishek Verma | Run time: 12 mins | Language: Hindi

In this beautifully realised animation a young man prepares his father’s favourite fish curry as he decides to come-out to his parents over the dinner table.


Year: 2017 | Country: India/ UK
Director: Jayisha Patel | Run time: 14 mins | Language: Hindi

A haunting portrait of a rape survivor, caught in the devious ploys of her family.


Year: 2017 | Country: India
Director: Vijay Kumar | Run time: 20 mins | Language: Hindi

A powerful drama about a young girl sold to Haryanvi family as a bride.


Year: 2017 | Country: India
Director: Ranjan Chandel | Run time: 19 mins | Language: Hindi

A sweet and charming tale of two teenagers in the throws of first love meeting to have their first kiss.


Year: 2017 | Country: India
Director: Athithya Kanagarajan | Run time: 10 mins | Language: Tamil

Dilip, a twelve year old paper boy is overjoyed at the prospect of his idol, Dr A.P.J Abdul Kalam attending his school annual day celebration.