Previously at the ICA - Films
21 Jul 2015
A screening of the films shortlisted for the prestigious Satyajit Ray Short Film Competition. The winner of the £1,000 award will be announced on 23 July at the LIFF closing night gala.
The LIFF programing team has been scouring the Indian sub-continent to bring together a carefully curated slate of quality films by some of the world's most innovative and challenging filmmakers.
2015 Jury: Amrita Acharia (Actress), Ken Marshall (Producer), Sathnam Sanghera (Author and columnist), Shazia Mirza (Comedian and columnist), Satwant Gill (LIFF, Jury Chair).
dir. Puja Maewal, USA, 18 mins.
Young Jaya survives brutal gang life on Mumbai's unforgiving streets by posing as a boy. When she meets a wealthy businessman who may be the father who abandoned her, she sets out to reclaim her identity.
dir. Aleem Khan, UK, 16 mins.
Teenager Hamid is unexpectedly thrust into the role of carer for his younger siblings. Ill equipped for this responsibility he needs to use all his resourcefulness to hold the family together. Nominated for a Best Short Film BAFTA in 2015.
dir. Madhuri Ravishankar, India, 18 mins.
An intimate documentary about five-year-old Zuvaria, the only person in her family who is hearing impaired. She is also highly spirited, often stubborn, full of curiosity about the world and has an indomitable zest for life.
dir. Sudarshan Suresh, India/USA, 14 mins.
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 child is put to the test.
dir. Giri M Coneti, USA, 9 mins.
An independent woman and a working class man, both Muslims living in different parts of New York, are confounded by their dilemma to fast during the holy month of Ramadan.
Dum Dum Deega Deega (Dancing in the Rain)
dir. Ayush Kapur, India, 15 mins.
Ajju lives on the streets of Mumbai; determined not to share the same fate as his drunken father, he has big dreams for his future. He just needs the right opportunity to present itself.
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