LIFF 2020: Satyajit Ray Short Film Winners

LIFF presents a series of past winners of the prestigious annual Satyajit Ray Short Film Competition in association with the Bagri Foundation. The short film programme is a celebration of new filmmaking talent that explores themes of South Asian experience. Many previous winners of this award have successfully developed their careers and moved into making feature films.

See the past 9 winners on ONLY available to viewers in the UK.

Still from U Ushacha

U Ushacha (2019 winner)
Dir. Rohan Kanwade

 Usha, a single mother who works as a farm labourer, feels drawn to a female teacher of the local primary school in ways she never thought possible, The attraction inspires her to learn to read and write, one day hoping to be as good as her teacher.

Still from The Peanut Seller

The Peanut Seller (2018 winner)
Dir. Etienne Sievers

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.


Still from Amar.

Amar (2011 winner)
Dir. Andrew Hinton

All great achievements require time. Amar is 14 and top of his class. Someday he’d like to be a professional cricket but for now he’s the family’s main breadwinner. An observational documentary which leads us through Amar’s daily routine.


Still from Khargosh

Khargosh (2015 winner)
Dir. Sudarshan Suresh

A debt ridden farmer struggles to keep afloat amidst mounting pressure from his money lenders. When his young daughter decides to adopt a stray rabbit, the relationship between father and daughter is put to the test.


Still from Kush

Kush (2014 winner) 
Dir. Shubhashish Buthiani

In the aftermath of Indira Gandhi’s assassination by her two Sikh bodyguards, a school teacher travelling back from a field trip with her class struggles to protect Kush, the only Sikh student in the class, from the growing violence around him.


Still from Kaun Kamleshwar

Kaun Kamleshwar (2013 winner)
Dir. Anurag Goswami

Brothers Madhav and Raghu travel back to their village with a clear mission – to find Kamleshwar and put an end to their troubles. Fate, however, takes an unexpected turn…


Still from Papa

Papa (2017 winner)
Dir. Siddhart Chauhan

A paralysed mother, Sushma and her young son, Rajiv are learning to adjust with their new life after an accident leaves their lives changed forever, Sushma’s only hope is a pigeon, which she found in her house on the day her husband died.



Still from Shor

Shor (2012 winner)
Dir. Neeraj Ghaywan

Barely surviving in the seedy ghettos of Mumbai, Lallam and Meena find each other while embracing death, divorce and redemption.


Still from Mochi

Mochi (2016 winner)
Dir. Saqib Pandor

Gopal, a Mumbai cobbler at a railway station, struggles to make ends meet in his minimum wage job. With a growing son, it takes a fine balance to manage the family finances. But it just takes one careless mistake…


Jun 06 2020 - Aug 19 2020

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