The world is in a transitional period cause of the COVID-19 outbreak. No one predicted or thought the world economy is coming to a standstill due to a global health crisis.

COVID-19 pandemic has affected several industrial sectors, the film industry is one of them and one of the most affected sector. This is not an easy time for the entertainment industry. There are movies we look forward to watching once cinema reopens, several film festivals have been rescheduled or planned to move online.

During the troubled times, connecting with the audience virtually is the perfect alternative option and easily accessible for the people across the globe.

This year for the first time Emami Art organised Online Documentary Film Festival. Fans can expect award-winning elite documentary film premieres during the celebration.

The festival is focused on the brilliant work of eminent and lauded Indian documentary Filmmakers Supriyo Sen, Pankaj Rishi Kumar, Miriam Chandy Menacherry & Haobam Paban Kumar.

A celebration of Indian documentary film virtually is conceptualised by artist, writer and curator, Ushmita Sahu. We can witness online movie premieres, panel discussions with the eminent documentary filmmakers and Richa Agarwal, CEO, Emami Art will highlight on Documentary Filmmaking In India Today By Understanding The Ecosystem And Its Challenges.

The following documentary films will be shown during the festival:

Supriyo Sen

Swimming Through The Darkness (2018)

The Way Back Home (2003)


Pankaj Rishi Kumar

Janani Juliet (2019)

Three Men & A Bulb (2006)


Miriam Chandy Menacherry

Lyari Notes (2015)

The Rat Race (2011)


Haobam Paban Kumar

Phum Shang (Floating Life) (2014)

Mr. India (2009)

Online Film Viewing Timings: 16th July to 26th July -  Anytime 

Conversations With The Filmmakers: Time: 4:00 pm– 4:45 pm

  •  27th July – Supriyo Sen
  • 28th July – Miriam Chandy Menacherry
  • 29th July – Pankaj Rishi Kumar
  • 30th July – Haobam Paban Kumar

Panel Discussion

Documentary Filmmaking in India Today – Understanding the Ecosystem and its challenges

31st July 2020 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Panellists: Gargi Sen, Supriyo Sen, Haobam Paban Kumar, Pankaj Rishi Kumar, Miriam Chandy Menacherry, Richa Agarwal, CEO, Emami Art & Ushmita Sahu, Curator.

To our budding filmmaker friends, let's connect virtually for the love of cinema.