These films, in their own ways, reflect the humanist ideals of the legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray. The winner will be announced on 3 Jul 2022.

The Films

7 Star Dinosaur Entertainment (India) – Vaishali Naik
Run time: 20 mins

A few years back, two brothers set up a business together, ‘7 Star Dinosaur Entertainment’. Dressed as giant dinosaurs, they would dance to Bollywood songs at weddings and parties. Life was good – until the COVID-19 pandemic struck…

This film is in Hindi with English subtitles.

Kakathuruth (Crow Island) (India) – Mohammed Ali Faisal
Run time: 24 mins

Set on a remote island in Kerala, Kakathuruth tells the tale of Jose, a newcomer to the island, who befriends a local fish farmer. As their friendship develops, it becomes clear that Jose may have an ulterior motive.

This film is in Malayalam with English subtitles.

Bhai (Brothers) (Pakistan) – Hamza Bangash
Run time: 7 mins

On Pakistan’s independence day, two teenage boys go out to celebrate at a fast food restaurant – when a dancing monkey interrupts.

This film is in Urdu with English subtitles.

Destination Paradise (Czech Republic) – Eshaan Yogesh Rajadhyaksha
Run time: 20 mins

An illegal Indian immigrant, en route to what he hopes is a better life in London, finds himself stuck on a farm in the Czech countryside.

This film is in Czech, Hindi and Ukrainian with English subtitles.

Masterji (India) – Sameer Sharma

Run time: 9 mins

A biology teacher on the verge of retirement has to learn a new style of teaching as India enters lockdown. Will he be able to adapt and continue inspiring his students?

This film is in Hindi with English subtitles.

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