There has never been a more exciting time for Indian filmmakers and audiences alike. Today, the filmmaking process has become more democratic, and it is now possible to shoot and edit films with
limited resources. This has resulted in a new wave of filmmakers from around the country trying out new techniques and creating new ways of storytelling.
In a Film Industry previously dominated by big studios, the arrival of the multiplex cinema to most of India’s big cities has opened up new avenues of distribution for fresh and experimental content.
Films like Anurag Kayshap’s Gangs of Wasseypur and more recently Chaitanya Tamhane’s debut film Court show us that today, it is possible to make successful alternative films in India whilst breaking the predominant modes of production and distribution system.
The arrival of these filmmakers marks the beginning of a new and exciting era for Indian cinema.
by Arkava Banerjee and James Corbin Director and DOP, Indian film makers
This is a very exciting time for Indian cinema. There is a lot of great new talent breaking through, especially on the indie side of production. I have just produced a movie with Calcutta-based director Q and the collaboration has made for a really funny, insightful and dynamic international movie which will release early next year. The future looks bright!