Madhavi Tangella is an Indian documentary filmmaker based in Mumbai. She majored in Direction and Screenplay Writing from Satyajit Ray
Film and Television Institute (SRFTI), Kolkata, 2009. She also holds a post graduate Diploma in Social Communications Media from Sophia Polytechnic, Mumbai and a Master’s degree in English from Mumbai University. In 2006, she was selected for the prestigious Asian Film Academy and also is a recipient of the SARAI Fellowship ’2005, New Delhi, India. She has also been a correspondent at Metropolis – VPRO Netherlands, worked as an associate director with short film projects along with her husband Pankaj Rishi Kumar. She’s also assisted Dibakar Banerjee in ‘ Love, Sex aur Dhoka ‘. She has been a researcher for many major firms like BBC and Facebook – Internet.Org/ Fremantle Productions.
Apart from filmmaking, she spends her time writing, teaching and canine counseling wherein she specializes in teaching sign language to deaf dogs.
- Chasing Tails 2016 ( 52 Min/ Documentary/ HD/ Films Division)
- Laxman Gole 2015 (52 Min/ Documentary/ HDV/ PSBT)
- Anna Sound Please ! 2010 (Documentary/ 22mins/HDV// Produced by Majlis)
The film explores the culture of slum cinema in Mumbai. The project is part of the Cinema City project by Majlis http://www.majlisbombay.org/urbanstudy4.htm
- Dhaga Mil Gaya/ I Found A Thread 2009 (25 min/ Documentary/ HDV/Produced by NHK, Japan)
The film presents the world of Malti, a Gandhian living in Sewagram. The narrative takes interesting turns as the director’s lifestyle come face to face and stands in contrast to Malti’. The film was awarded The Silver Conch at Mumbai International Film Festival, Mumbai, 2010
- Penchalamma 2009 (26min/ Fiction /35mm/SRFTI)
Set against the backdrop of an upcoming SEZ, the film unravels an old woman’s struggle of retain her plot of land.
- The Last Act 2008 (10min/ Fiction/Exhibition Format 35mm / SRFTI)
Maya recounts an incident from her childhood and finally in the ‘last act’ gathers courage to tell her father that he was wrong. Screened at Tehran International Short Film Festival, Twilight Film Festival, New Delhi (Awarded Best Screenplay), IndieLisboa’08 (Portugal) , Stuttgart’s Bollywood and Beyond festival, Short Film Festival. Montecatini, Italy. CUT IN (TISS), Mumbai. Awarded the best screenplay and second best film.
- Listen Little Man 2007 (25 min/ Documentary/ DV/Produced by PSBT, New Delhi)
While few lost their life, others put up a fight with self and the world around. The film presents the varied experiences of students who have been ragged and their modes of protest.
- Zama Afghanistan 2007 (25min/Documentary/ DV/SRFTI)
Four Afghani’s make a visit to Kolkata as part of an exchange program. The film journey’s with them as they struggle to put up a play. In the process, we get a glimpse into the world they come from, the insanity of violence and war and their undying love for Bollywood.
- Almost Alone 2007 (25min/ Documentary/ DV / SRFTI)
A personal film about a mother’s visit to her daughter studying in a film school.
Date: Wednesday, 27th July 2016
Time: 11 AM to 1 PM
Venue: ANG1/ The Square