(79mins/Non-Fiction/B&W/2021) This Feature length documentary is a thin slice out of the lives of urban Indian women,
set inside the ladies compartments of the local trains in Mumbai.
(28mins/Non-Fiction/Colour/2018) An exploration of the filmmaker's father's life as a seafarer in increasingly tough global conditions. A voyage into the liminal spaces created by mental illness and the affective struggles of a family in its crosshairs.
(9mins18 secs/Experimental Non-Fiction/2008) The film is an experiment, an attempt to investigate the notion of life; As it has always been, as it is today. It is a subtle social comment whispered through sound and visual.
28 mins/ Non-Fiction/ India-Germany/ 2018/ Direction, Camera, Edit
Seoul International Women’s Film Festival, Asian Shorts Competition 2018,
12th international documentary and short film festival Kerala, India, 2019, 13th SiGNs Festival: In Competition Section for John Abraham National Awards, Film School Fest Münich 2019, Stranger than Fiction - 22nd Documentary Festival Cologne 2020, 16th IAWRT 2020 (International Association of Women in Radio and Television), 10th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival 2020, Pre-selection at Visions du Reel Nyon, 2018,
07 mins 47 secs/ Non-Fiction Video Installation / 2017
Kunsthochschule für Medien, Rundgang 2017, Cologne, Germany
Powercut Art Exhibition, 2017, Bangalore India
32mins/ Documentary film/ 2015/ Chief Editor
Created by workshop participants led by Miriam Jacob and Gerhard Schick,
Goethe Institute/Max Müller Bhavan, Bangalore, India
10 mins/ Non-Fiction Film/ 2008/ Cinematography
Director - Radhamohini Prasad,
Film South Asia Kathmandu, 2010
10 mins/ Experimental/ 2008/ Script, Direction, Edit
IIYFF, India International Youth Film Festival: Critics Choice Award 2009; Screened at Frankfurt New Generations Film Festival 2010, screened at Kunsthochschule für Medien, Cologne, Germany 2016. Screened by Bombay Electrik Project, a media culture event company at Café Goa, Mumbai 2010.
10 mins/Fiction/ colour/ sound/ 2007Script, direction & edit
IVFFK, International Video Film Festival Kerala 2007, short film selection in the Information section.
The pseudonym Denis Kaufman chose, Dziga Vertov, suggests in Russian a kind of perpetually spinning top or, in human terms, a Whirling Dervish. This seems quite appropriate given the energy level of his most famous film. Chelovek's kinoapparatom (The Man with a Movie Camera) (1929) is generally considered his masterpiece, and to some it is the high-water mark of cinematic imagination and purity. Eisenstein called the film “unmotivated camera mischief”.
The term embodies a cinematic language that is playful and energetic, unafraid to color outside the lines when needed.
Website Cover Image - screenshot from
a video shot by Milann John
An artist-filmmaker from Mumbai, India. She discovered filmmaking as her primary medium while studying at the Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology in Bangalore, India.
Her interests lie in affect based narratives and investigating the constantly mutating position of an artist/filmmaker. Experimentation in documentary, art in public space, animation and writing, are her modus operandi. She recently graduated from the Masters programme in Film/Media Art at the Kunsthochschule für Medien/ Academy of Media Arts in Cologne, Germany, where she was refining her documentary practices while reframing existing approaches and formats.
Read her interview by the Film School Fest Münich here - https://www.filmschoolfest-munich.de/en/festival/news-iffh/2019/11/meet-the-filmmakers-ships-outside-my-window/
A filmmaker who studied at the Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology & at the Sarajevo Film Academy in Bosnia.
She grew up in Kalimpong, India, a remote town in the Himalayas, which in the past century has been the scene of many migrations. She herself is a product of two such migrations: her great grandparents themselves came from Uttar Pradesh in North India and from Okhaldhunga and Ilam in Eastern Nepal. Her place of birth and its circumstances have greatly influenced and shaped her work. Memory, a love for literature and the archive color the liminal spaces of her work.
Watch her documentary
'Macchis ko Sinka' here - https://cafedissensus.com/2015/12/04/documentary-film-machis-ko-sinka/
Cinematographer, sound recordist and director - she has a keen eye for the right details and a knack for being present in the moment.
She studied Filmmaking at the ZeLIG School for Documentary, Television & New Media and completed her Masters at the Academy for Media Arts Cologne (KHM). She likes to engage with her films through a feminist, queering lens.
Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany / Powai, Mumbai, India