Amit Madheshiya


Amit Madheshiya is a Cannes prize-winning filmmaker and World Press Photo winning photographer. His work is supported by the Sundance Institute, The New York Times, MacArthur Foundation, the Pulitzer Center, 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 the debut feature of Shirley Abraham and Amit Madheshiya. The film premiered as an Official Selection at Cannes Film Festival 2016, to a standing ovation. It won the Special Jury Prize for L'Oeil d'or: Le Prix du documentaire.

The film continues to have a prestigious festival run playing a hundred and twenty 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.

Shirley and Amit also produced and directed "Searching for Saraswati," India's first Op Doc for The New York Times.