2015

Noor

screenplay | in development

2015

Ten years | Little Terrorist

Ten years since Little Terrorist’s Oscar nod, feels more relevant now than a decade ago. Putting it up here free join me in suspending disbelief for fifteen minutes, recall the hope and idealism that informed its creation.

2015

Undocumented

Ashvin Kumar presents a Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Film, UNDOCUMENTED

Risking their lives, migrants undergo perilous journeys to distant countries for safety and opportunity — Undocumented is the story of these aspirations – both realized and broken.

See Behind the Scenes photos here

2014

Promo for new feature film ‘Noor’

The APSA grant and the Sundance Institute screenplay lab made it possible to shoot this five minute ‘mood’ promo. Watch here

2013

Asia Pacific Screen Awards

‘Noor’ wins the children’s film fund script development grant, for films that carry positive, life-affirming messages.

2013

National Award

Inshallah Kashmir wins for best investigative film.

2012

Silver Conch

Inshallah, football wins at the Mumbai International Film Festival.

2012

Protest

Film-makers protest to save independent cinema ahead of the national-awards ceremony. What is the point of winning a national award if we can’t show our films in this country?

2011

Audience Award

Inshallah, football wins at the Asiatica Film Mediale, Rome.

2011

Film-makers as Change-makers

Inshallah, football participates in a special curated section at Doc Leipzig.

2010

Jury Special Mention

For Inshallah, football at the Dubai International Film Festival.

2010

Asia Cinema Fund / Pusan International Film Festival

Inshallah, football wins post-production grant & is in official selection, in-competition, at the Pusan International Film Festival.

2005

Oscar Nomination, 77th Annual Academy Awards

Little Terrorist nominated for Best Live Action Short

2005

European Film Academy Nomination

Little Terrorist nominated to the European Film Awards, after winning 1st prize at Flanders International Film Festival.

2005

Winner Satyajit Ray Award

For Little Terrorist presented by the Satyajit Ray Foundation, UK.

2004

Winner Grand Prize

Little Terrorist wins the top-prize at the Tehran Film Festival.

2004

Audience Favourite

Little Terrorist voted audience favorite at the Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival