Satyajit Ray Short Film Competition

Sat 28 Oct
Festivals & Series

The London Indian Film Festival’s annual Satyajit Ray Short Film Competition is a rare chance to see the works of talented and emerging filmmakers exploring themes of South Asian experience, while reflecting the humanist ideals of legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray. The winner will be announced on 4 November 2023.


As part of the London Indian Film Festival




Dir: Prashant Verma | 16 mins | in Hindi with EN subs 

Scarily relevant in the age of the internet, this film follows a far-right Indian nationalist as his world starts unravelling around him. 


Nishachar Burger (Nocturnal Burger) 

Dir: Reema Maya | 27 mins | in Marathi, Hindi, English with EN subs 

A 30-year-old woman and a 13-year-old girl are brought to a police station in the middle of the night. What follows is a scathing indictment on the treatment of women in India. 



Dir: Arun Falura | 20 mins | in Kumaoni with EN subs 

The wonder of childhood is captured in this captivating short about a boy and his attempts to spot the local leopard before he leaves his village forever. 


The White Ant 

Dir: Shalini Adnani | 15 mins | in Hindi, English with EN subs 

A man returns to his childhood home to deal with a termite infestation but finds far more than he could ever have imagined. 


The Broken Table 

Dir: Chintan Sarda | 24 mins | in Hindi with EN subs 

Nasseeruddin Shah shines in this moving film about a carer for an Alzheimer’s patient.