Amit Madheshiya is a Cannes prize-winning filmmaker and World Press Photo-winning photographer. His work is supported by the Sundance Institute, Pulitzer Center, New York Times, MacArthur Foundation, IDFA Bertha Fund, Bertha Foundation, Goethe-Institut, India Foundation for the Arts, National Foundation of India, Arts Council of England, Field of Vision, and the University of Heidelberg.
The Cinema Travellers is the debut feature of Amit Madheshiya and Shirley Abraham. It premiered as an Official Selection at Cannes Film Festival 2016, to a standing ovation. It has played a hundred and 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.
Amit and Shirley have also made Searching for Saraswati, India’s first Op-Doc for the New York Times. Their recent film, The Hour of Lynching: Vigilante Violence in India, is supported by Field of Vision, the Pulitzer Center, and The Guardian.