At a Glance
  • 1490 selections at Festivals around the world

  • 274 Awards in India and abroad

  • 49 National Film Awards
Our Trustees»  Adoor Gopalakrishnan
»  Fali Nariman
»  Kiran Karnik
»  Mrinal Sen
»  Rajiv Mehrotra
»  Shyam Benegal
»  Sharmila Tagore
»  Sunita Narain
»  CEO, Prasar Bharati

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630+ independent films mentored and supported.

1455+ Film Festival selections by juries around the world. More than 2 selections for every film produced.

260+ Awards. 45 National Awards from the President of India. An Award for every 2.5 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.

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Best Practices celebrated by UNESCO Report.

Global Award 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, Sharmila Tagore, Kiran Karnik, Sunita Narain and Rajiv Mehrotra.

Active mentoring of
filmmakers by distinguished film/ media persons, including our Trustees and evaluators Ajit Duara, Bhaskar Ghose, Bina Paul Venugopal, Mark Tully, Sabeena Gadihoke, Shohini Ghosh, Suresh Chabria and Uma da Cunha.

Six selections at the International Film Festival of Kerala, 16-20 June

Atul by Kamal Swaroop
I’m Jeeja by Swati Chakraborty 

Saving the Wild by Rita Banerji
Soz: A Ballad of Maladies by Tushar Madhav and Sarvnik Kaur
The Books We Made by Anupama Chandra and T.N. Uma Devi
The Pangti Story by Sesino Yhoshu


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