Short film competition
The 2013 annual Satyajit Ray Short Film competition, now in it's 9th year, is open for entries. Please see rules below.
We believe short films are an important art form, requiring discipline and precision to be successful. Ray himself includes short films and documentaries in his impressive filmography. Many other award winning filmmakers, including James Ivory, Asif Kapadia, Gurinder Chadha, found that their early short film work was instrumental in launching their feature film careers.
“Film is an exciting and wonderful medium, and short films have been at the centre of cinema activity since the dawn of the movies. The Satyajit Ray Short Film Competition will encourage young film-makers to explore life and put it on the screen, just as Ray himself did in his inspiring work”
Mike Leigh 2004 (patron of the Short Film Competition)
* All entries should be under 20 minutes
* Films should express and inform aspects of the experiences of South Asians (Afghanistan, Bangladesh,Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka) either within their own countries or the Diaspora
* All submissions must have been completed within two years prior to the closing date
* Previously submitted entries are ineligible
* Award: £1,000 for the winning film. The award will be presented, and the winning film screened, at the London Indian Film Festival closing night gala.
* The entries selected and shortlisted will be screened in a special programme during the London Indian Film Festival.
Format: Whilst the films may be shot on any standard format (film or digital), all entries for consideration must be submitted on DVD only, together with the completed entry form (entry form will be available for download shortly).
ENTRIES (with completed entry forms): Please send all entries to:-
Satyajit Ray Foundation Short Film Competition
c/o The London Indian Film Festival
51 Tweedmouth Road
London E13 9HT
PLEASE NOTE SUBMITTTED ENTRIES CANNOT BE RETURNED