South Asian Short Film Festival is the biggest Short Fiction and Documentary Film Festival in Eastern India. The festival is organized by the Federation of Film Societies of India (Eastern Region) which will take place in Nandan, Kolkata from 6-9 July, 2022 (in person). The first five editions of the festival had witnessed a great enthusiasm and appreciation from Film Makers, Critics and Audiences. In every edition we have showcased more than 100 films in different sections.

1. Satyajit Ray Golden Award for the Best Documentary
2. Satyajit Ray Silver Award for the 2nd Best Documentary
3. Satyajit Ray Bronze Award for the 3rd Best Documentary
4. Ritwik Ghatak Golden Award for the Best Short Fiction
5. Ritwik Ghatak Silver Award for the 2nd Best Short Fiction
6. Ritwik Ghatak Bronze Award for the 3rd Best Short Fiction
7. Mrinal Sen Golden Award for the Best Direction in Documentary
8. V Shantaram Golden Award for the Best Direction in Short Fiction

* Short Fiction (maximum 40 minutes) and Documentary (maximum 40 minutes) made after 1st January 2020 in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Maldives are eligible to apply for Competition and Panorama Sections. Films from other Asian Countries are eligible only for Asian Window (non-competitive) section. Festival Committee will finalize in which section a film will be selected.
* Films must be subtitled in English.
* One can submit more than one Entry, but separate submission forms should be filled up for each Entry with separate Entry Fee.
* Films already available in any platform are also eligible, no conditon of premiere.
* Films submitted already in any previous edition of the SASFF are not eligible.
* Decision for selection of any film for competitive or non-competitive section or rejection of any film is the sole prerogative of the festival committee. No negotiation will be entertained in this respect.
* Any individual or organization holding the due ownership rights of the films can submit any number of entries.
* Festival authorities will have the right to screen any selected film (max. 5 screenings) in different cities of India on non-commercial basis.
* For promotional/publicity purposes, excerpts from any film (max. 60 secs) may be used on non-commercial basis.
* Legal jurisdiction: Calcutta High Court.

Overall Rating
  • very supportive platform for independent filmmakers.

    December 2022
  • Very much honored to be a part of the festival

    August 2022
  • Azad Alam

    Amazing lineup and diversity! I would recommend short filmmakers to not miss out on SASFF. I'm glad my film could make it to the list of finalists.

    August 2022
  • South Asian Short Film Festival is a Excellent Festival

    August 2022
  • It's a wonderful festival with a great networking and communication. I feel fortunate that my short film "Thodi Si Khushi" was a part of the festival this year. I am looking forward to be the part of this precious festival in future.

    August 2022