The following films are online screenings for 48 hours only, except where indicated.

Satyajit Ray Short Film Competition

• Dir. Rohit Mittal

• Hindi with Eng subs

• 1h 20m

A young and ruthless gun for hire Gulshan, lives a lonely life in Mumbai, he dreams of becoming the number one hitman in the city. He is presented with the opportunity to achieve his goals after being approached by a mysterious organisation to kill a journalist. As Gulshan stalks his prey, learning his every move and planning when to make the hit, Gulshan’s everyday life begins to get mixed in with his professional life and the best laid plans quickly vortex out of control.

Available until 3 July

We Make Film

• Dir. Camila Menéndez And Lucas Peñafort

• Hindi And Merwari With Eng Subs

• 1h 26m

Among the arid lands of Rajasthan, surrounded by marble mines lies the oasis-like village of Piplantri, where women are no longer worried about giving birth to a girl, who historically would have been seen as a burden. Since 2005, a small group of activists have changed society and now every time a girl is born in the village, the residents celebrate the occasion by planting 111 trees in her name. Sisters of the Trees is the intimate story of these brave women and the positive changes and challenges they face trying to raise their daughters for a better future, deeply connected to environmental conservation.

Available 24th June for 48hrs

Girls for the Future

• Dir. Ananth Mahadevan

• Marathi with Eng subs

• 1h 41m

World premiered at Busan Film Festival Ananth Mahadevan’s story is based on true life Indian crop workers struggles. In need of money, young Sugana quits college to work in the sugarcane fields with her family. Workers arrive by the truckload to work in this cash rich industry, but nothing is how it seems. Suguna discovers a harsh truth. She is absent for three days to accommodate her menstrual cycle and upon her return learns that she will have to pay a fine for the missed days. Hard up for money and with the system rigged against her, Sugana faces a harrowing choice that will affect the rest of her life.

Available 18.00 26th June for 48hrs

Chasing Sustainability: Tales from South Asia

• Dir. Achal Mishra

• Maithili with Eng Subs

• 1h 31m

In a north Indian village, a large extended family reunites at their ancestral home to celebrate a new birth in the family. It’s a joyous and carefree occasion. Over the next three decades, through festivals and feasts, births and deaths and with children moving away to the city, the film observes the house age and fall into neglect with the passing of time. Achal Mishra’s astonishing debut feature film is the most intimate of epics, beautifully exploring the ebb and flow of family life in an ever-changing world.

Available 18.00 28th June for 48hrs

Moving Upstream: Ganga

• Dir. Humaira Bilkis

• Bhojpuri, Bengali

• 1h 11m

Filmed over the course of several months in Bangladesh’s remote tea fields, Baganiya follows the incredible lives of three labourers. Padmoluv Bunarjee, in the last stages of his life, still remains nostalgic of his British Colonial masters. Young Chieftan Sojoy Yadav feels trapped by history, but continues his work in the tea fields and school drop out Chandan wants to elude this work and exploitation altogether. Through the lives of these three individuals from different generations, Humaira Bilkis weaves an elegant tale of labourers, whose lives are still impacted by the framework of colonial rules that still govern the tea industry.

Available 18.00 30th June for 48hrs

Taangh (Longing)

• Dir. Akshay Indikar

• Marathi with Eng Subs

• 1h 26m

Eight year old Dighu has recently moved with his mother and older sister from the city to his grandparents coastal village of Konkan and is finding it hard to adjust to his new life without his father who has disappeared seemingly without a trace. As Dighu struggles to find answers from the grown ups around him, he finds solace from his grief through his diary and imagination. Akshay Indikar’s latest film is a gentle portrait of innocence and how children comprehend change and loss.

Available 18.00 2 July for 48hrs