Filmography


2021

Crime and Expiation by JJ Granville or How to shoot an Open Secret?
HD/ Col/ 10 mins.

Producer: Yokohama Triennale, Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan.

  • Online screening of the working copy by the Yokohama Triennale in 2020
  • Online screening by National Museum of Asian Art, the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC.

2020

Brave Revolutionary Redubbed
(co-directed with Kush Badhwar)
HD/ Col/ 20 mins.

Producer: Asian Film Archive, Singapore, as part of “Monographs”.

  • Dharamshala International Film Festival (28 Oct – 8 Nov 2020)
  • Singapore International Film Festival (26 Nov – 6 Dec 2020)
    Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions  (2-21 Feb 2021)
  • Cinemateca de Bogotá (1-15 Mar 2021)
  • Essay Film Festival, UK (25 Mar – 3 Apr 2021) 
  • Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art (16 Apr – 2 May 2021)
  • The Cinematheque, Vancouver (14-27 May 2021)
  • CineMAS Film Festival, Abu Dhabi (20-26 Jun 2021)
  • Seoul International Women’s Film Festival (26 Aug – 1 Sep 2021)

2019

The Ebb Tide
(Mod Bhaang)
HD/ Col/ 60 mins.

Producer: PSBT, India.

  • Dok Leipzig Film Festival, 2019, Germany in Next Masters Competition.
  • 7th Kolkata People’s Film Festival, 2020, India.
  • 16th IAWRT Asian Women’s Film Festival, New Delhi, India, 2020
  • Submerge Film Festival, Science Museum, Bangalore, 2019

2017

Many Months in Mirya
HD/ Col/ 3 hours 50 mins.

Producer: Renu Savant and SMCS, TISS, Mumbai.

A video chronicle, based on a method of recording time in a place over a certain duration. Funded by the Early Career Fellowship from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, School of Media and Culture Studies. The film was shot and directed by me.

  • Preview in the Artists’ Cinema Section of Kochi Biennale Feb 2017
  • John Abraham National Award 2017 by Kerala State Chalachitra Academy, Signs Film Festival
  • Invited by the Yokohama Triennale, 2020, Japan, organized by the Yokohama Museum of Art.

2014

Aaranyak
35mm/ Col/ 22 mins.

Producer: Film and Television Institute of India.

The film strives to create the symbolic echoes in the story of two girls searching for their imaginary friend through the deep darkness of the industrial black hole – the water pipe.

  • Golden Lotus for Best Direction at 62nd National Film Awards, India.
  • Best Short Film at 3rd Students’ National Film Festival, India.
  • Best Short Film at 3rd Eye Asian Film Festival, India.

2012

Mariamirella

An abstract dream narrative tracing the journey of a woman through an exploded mini-second.


Mhatari
35mm/Col/4 mins.

Producers: Film and Television Institute of India.

A music video on one of the poems of Arun Kolhatkar based on the track 23, by John Cage, capturing the barrenness of hills at Jejuri and the struggle to make a living among them.

  • Selected for Kerala International Short Film Festival 2012

2011

Airawat
35mm/ Col/ 10 mins.

Producer: Film and Television Institute of India.

  • Special Mention as Director (Non-feature film category) at the 59th National Film Awards of India, for film, Airawat.
  • Special Jury Mention at International Film Festival of Kerala, for film, Airawat.
  • Included in 100 years of Experimentation, Films Division of India programme.

Notes on my Grandmother

A documentary on the warkari way of life through the eyes of my grandmother.


2008

Darkroom

Producer: PSBT, India and Majlis.

A film on the history of images layered with the history of the city of Mumbai in its dialectics of development and agitations.

  • Selected in Kerala International Film Festival 2008
  • Berlinale Festival 2008
  • National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai and Delhi as part of Cinema City-Mumbai

2006

Dhruvachi Goshta

A short fiction on an evening of story-telling by a mother to child.