We are Bitchitra Collective: Indian Women in Documentary, a growing organization of 150+ filmmakers of Indian origin that acts as a peer knowledge network and support group to elevate artists’ work and alleviate artists’ struggles. Our members are based in the United States and India, and identify across a range of roles such as directors, producers, editors, impact producers, former funders, film programmers and critics, film professors, radio and podcast storytellers, illustrators and cinematographers. We support women and non-binary artists whose work explores topics relevant to our current global and local circumstances, and which contributes to our own growth, as a collective group and as individual artists. We connect our members within and across continents through sister grassroots networks, and add value through industry knowledge, shared lived experiences, and connections and opportunities for funding and distribution.
BITCHITRA COLLECTIVE FILM & VIDEO FELLOWSHIP 2023
For the inaugural year of its fellowship and grant, Bitchitra Collective presents 7 filmmakers based in India and US and of Indian heritage, a grant of $2000 each to progress their ongoing short or long form documentary projects. Each filmmaker will be paired with a mentor, receiving mentorship support for the period of one year.
ARTISTS IN OUR GROWING COLLECTIVE
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