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

  • 181 Awards in India and abroad

  • 41 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 A DECADE

540* independent films mentored, commissioned and produced.

728+ Film Festival screenings. One every week, in India or abroad.

181* Awards. 41 National Awards. An Award for every three films produced.

385* 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. Recent telecast on BBC World.

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, V.S. Kundu and Vijaya Mulay.

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

* Approximate figures. These are dynamic and change continually.


Best Film, SIGNS 2014: John Abraham National Awards
Candles in the Wind by Kavita Bahl and Nandan Saxena

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