2009 Satyajit Ray Foundation £1,000 Short Film Competition

Satyajit Ray Short FIlm CompetitionThis 2009 Satyajit Ray Foundation Competition is open to all film-makers, of any age, either resident or studying in the UK. The closing date is 1st March 2009. From the Ray Foundation:

The film, of not more than 30 minutes running time, 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. Previous entries cannot be considered. The Satyajit Ray Foundation is pleased to announce that it will be presenting a cash prize for Best Film of £1,000.


Whilst the films can be shot on any standard format (film, digital or video), entries for consideration should be submitted in VHS or DVD formats. These entries should be forwarded to: Julian Pye, British Council, 10 Spring Gardens, London SW1A 2BN, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for consideration by the jury

Presentation of Award

Extracts from a representative selection of entries will be screened at the Award Ceremony to be held in the David Lean Room of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), Piccadilly, London, W1., on the afternoon of Sunday 26 April 2009, after which the winner will be announced and the winning film shown in it's entirety. Selected entrants plus one guest will be invited. Mike Leigh is Patron of this short film award.

 Download the entry form here..