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Puneet Rakheja, Country of Bodies, Bombay in India, 2013

London Indian Film Festival: Satyajit Ray Foundation's Short Film

15 Jul 2014

LIFF presents the prestigious Satyajit Ray Foundation's annual short film competition. The winner of the £1,000 award will be announced on 17 July at the Closing Night Gala.

2014 Jury: Hammad Khan (director) Pratibha Parmar (director) Kaleem Aftab (journalist) Nirpal Dhaliwal (journalist) Satwant Gill (LIFF Jury Chair).

2014 Shortlisted Films:

KUSH | Dir. Shubhashish Bhutiani | 20 mins | India | 2013
In the immediate aftermath of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's assassination, a teacher travels back from a field trip with a group of 10-year-old students, including Kush, the only Sikh in the class.

COUNTRY OF BODIES, BOMBAY IN DANCE | Dir. Puneet Rakheja | 8mins | India | 2013
As the never-say-stop Mumbai races about, there are hearts that march to a different beat. Set against the urban landscapes of Bombay, Country of Bodies is a dance film that narrates the personal and intimate relationship of the city and its inhabitants.

RANI | Dir. Manish Sharma | 10 mins | India | 2013
Each night two men play Carom, to see who will pot 'The Rani' - each night the bet remains the same.

NO LOVE LOST | Dir. Shekhar Bassi | 15 mins | UK | 2013
An intriguing tale of love, obsession and unyielding prejudice.

FLY, BIRD (CHIDIYA UDH) | Dir. Pranjal Dua | 21 mins | India | 2013
The giant wheels of the city relentlessly grind away. A young boy from the slaughterhouse and a maid from a luxury hotel find a common bond.

ALCHEMY | Dir. Pranay Patwardhan, Janmeet Singh, Shivangi Ranawat | 4 mins | India/China | 2013
Modern day India and the lives of a billion people; their story, their hopes, aspirations and transformation. A fine balance between inherent spirituality and India's giant leap towards progress.

OUT POST | Dir. Shiva Shankar Bajpai | 16 mins | India | 2013
Deep in the desert, two enemy guards face each other: they yearn for human contact but remain separated by an immaterial border.

DEVIL IN THE BLACK STONE (KAPPU KALLINA SAITANA) | Dir. Ananya Kasaravalli | 20 mins | India | 2013
Widow Kunnipatu and her family can hardly make ends meet by rolling beedis. Then news arrives of an imminent election and the distribution of cheap bags of rice…

Running time: 115 mins

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