At a Glance
 
  • 800+ screenings at Festivals around the world

  • 200 Awards in India and abroad

  • 43 National Film Awards
Our Trustees»  Adoor Gopalakrishnan
»  Aruna Vasudev
»  Fali Nariman
»  Kiran Karnik
»  Mrinal Sen
»  Rajiv Mehrotra
»  Shyam Benegal
»  Sharmila Tagore
»  Sunita Narain
»  Jawhar Sircar


OVER MORE THAN A DECADE

650+ independent films mentored and supported.

800+ Film Festival selections by juries around the world.

200+ Awards. 43 National Awards from the President of India. An Award for every three films produced.

450+ independent filmmakers. No production companies or middlepersons.

First timers and starting out filmmakers make two thirds of the films.

Women make approximately half the films.

Telecast every week on Doordarshan News and Lok Sabha Television. Regular telecasts on NDTV, DD National, DD Bharati and DD World. Telecast on BBC World, Arte & offers from Channel 4.

Best Practices celebrated by UNESCO Report.

Global Award 2012 for Innovation and Advancement by AMIC, Singapore.

Supported widely: Prasar Bharati (India’s National Public Broadcaster); Ministries of External Affairs, Information and Broadcasting, Culture, Environment and Forests and Personnel and Administrative Reforms; Ford Foundation; MacArthur Foundation; UNDP; UNESCO; UNFPA, etc.

Managed by Distinguished Trustees. Adoor Gopalakrishnan (Chairperson), Shyam Benegal, Mrinal Sen, Fali Nariman, Jawhar Sircar, Sharmila Tagore, Kiran Karnik, Sunita Narain, Aruna Vasudev and Rajiv Mehrotra.

PSBT EMPOWERS THE INDIAN FILMMAKER

Active mentoring of Filmmakers by distinguished film/ media persons, including our Trustees and evaluators Ajit Duara, Aruna Vasudev, Bhaskar Ghose, Bina Paul Venugopal, Mark Tully, Neelima Mathur, Shohini Ghosh, Suresh Chabria, Uma da Cunha and Vijaya Mulay.

Modest Budgets. 75-80% of our budgets are spent directly on Film Production, 5% on Dissemination, 15% on Operating costs.




OFFICIAL SELECTION
NEW YORK, 2015
Being Bhaijaan by Shabani Hassanwalia & Samreen Farooqui
Benegal's New Cinema by Iram Ghufran
Mardistan by Harjant Gill

BEST OF INPUT
(INternational PUblic Television)
Shame was a Place Inside by Priyanka Chabbra

NATIONAL FILM AWARD
QISSA-E-PARSI by Divya Cowasji and Shilpi Gulati
Best Ethnographical Film

VIPIN VIJAY RETROSPECTIVE
OBERHAUSEN, GERMANY
Video Game
Kshurasyadhara
Vishaparvam


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