Amit Madheshiya

From The Cinema Travellers – Photograph © Amit Madheshiya


Amit Madheshiya (b.1982) is a Cannes prize-winning filmmaker and World Press Photo-winning photographer. His work is supported by the Sundance Institute, Pulitzer Center, MacArthur Foundation, IDFA Bertha Fund, Bertha Foundation, Goethe-Institut, India Foundation for the Arts, National Foundation of India, Arts Council of England, and the University of Heidelberg.


The Cinema Travellers is Madheshiya’s debut feature, co-directed with Shirley Abraham. It premiered as an Official Selection at Cannes Film Festival 2016, to a standing ovation. It has played at a hundred twenty-five film festivals worldwide. It is the first Indian documentary to have achieved the rare Festival Trifecta of Cannes, Toronto, and New York Film Festival. The film has won nineteen awards, including the President’s Medal in India.


Madheshiya’s recent work includes, Searching for Saraswati, India’s first Op-Doc for the New York Times, and The Hour of Lynching supported by Field of Vision, the Pulitzer Center, and The Guardian.


This bio was provided by the artist. A more comprehensive profile will be forthcoming.





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See Also

The Cinema Travellers premiered at Cannes and won the Special Jury Prize for L’Oeil d’or: Le Prix du documentaire, July 2016.

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Date Published

20 November

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