The Impact Fellowship is a program for 5 selected filmmakers, developing 4 short fiction films on themes of digital society. The first phase of the fellowship consisted of a week-long accelerator in Aldona, Goa, where each filmmaker was mentored in creative development, and impact filmmaking, and engaged in critical conversations with leading experts in various fields of digital society.
an independent documentary filmmaker based in New Delhi and an Impact Fellow at the Museum of Imagined Futures.
Priya’s body of work has focused on women and gender. Her stories are windows into myriad experiences of the body, the environment, and the community through a feminist perspective. Priya is currently a director at Chambal Media, which is home to Khabar Lahariya, India’s only women-run brand of ethical and independent rural news.
Her independent films include Khanabadosh (2009), My Sacred Glass Bowl (2013), Survey Number Zero (2016), Coral Woman (2019) and City Girls (2021). Her films have been recognised in various national and international film
festivals. She has been Co-Director of the IAWRT Asian Women’s Film Festival, New Delhi, from 2019-2020 and was a board member for IAWRT India Chapter 2020-2022. She is an INLAKS Fellow and co-founder of the Coral Woman Film Impact.
Arun’s short films have travelled far and wide, dazzling audiences at festivals like Tampere Film Festival, Frameline Film Festival, Roze Filmdagen, and Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, to name a few. He has received multiple awards for his work, including the Riyad Wadia Award for Best Emerging Filmmaker at Kashish MIQFF in 2020, and the Kashish QDrishti Film Grant for his film My Mother’s Girlfriend (2021). His latest film has been celebrated at REELING: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival and the International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala.Arun’s artistic vision extends to his debut feature film, My Home in the Hills, a coming-of-age drama set in a north Indian Himalayan village.
Born and raised in Delhi, Udit graduated from the L.V. Prasad Film Academy in Chennai and has since worked on a range of documentary and fiction projects across India.
Udita’s impressive filmography includes Ghaath, which has been selected for the prestigious Berlinale Panorama 2023 and won the Prasad DI Award at the W-I-P Lab Film Bazaar in 2020. He has also won the Prasad DI Award for his work on Mithya, and his film Lock and Key has received a National Award.
filmmaker and musician based out of Mumbai. After studing History and Political Science from St. Stephen’s College, Aranya went onto study Direction at FTII, Pune.He went on to work as a DA with Imtiaz Ali on a web series called Dr. Arora, Gupt Rog Visheshagya. He continued to work as a DA and associate director on several projects including Dancing on the Grave with Patrick Graham.Aranya is currently a part of the writing team for a show called Mimics, which is being produced by SK Global. He has directed five short films, out of which Songs for Babasaheb and Chait have been screened at Mumbai International Film Festival, Signs Film Festival, Kerala and Jaffna International Film Festival. In 2021, his debut feature was selected in the Film Bazaar Recommends.
Based in Chennai, Veronica is a multifaceted writer who not only writes compelling stories but also adapts them into different mediums like children’s songs and series.
Veronica has collaborated with well-known musicians like Vasu Dixit, Kaber Vasuki, TM Krishna, and Bindhumalini, and has worked in films like Idhu Vedhalam Sollum Kadhai and Bayamariya Brammai. With a passion for creating authentic and engaging Tamil films and comics for children, Veronica’s long-term vision is to start a publishing and production house that explores a wide range of topics specific to children.