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Alliance française du Bengale
Within the framework of bilateral relations between India and France, Alliance française du Bengale in Kolkata since 1940 has been the pioneer in sharing and establishing a bond through the common expression of Indo-French linguistic, literary and cultural confluence in the great-eastern region of India.


The French Institute in India (IFI – Institut français en Inde)
is the education, science and culture cooperation service of the Embassy of France in India. It facilitates academic and scientific exchanges between Indian and French higher education institutions, enables student mobility and promotes French language and artistic and cultural partnerships. Cooperation between India and France takes place through a number of sectors: Arts & Culture, Books & Ideas, French Language & Education, Study in France, Academic Partnerships, Science & Technology, as well as Innovation and Multimedia. IFI acts as a matchmaker in the exchange of expertise, strengthening connections among private companies and public institutions between France and India.


Supported by
Ford Foundation, JustFilms
The foundation is an independent organization, led by a distinguished board of trustees whose 16 members hail from four continents and bring leadership and expertise in a wide range of disciplines. Today, they are stewards of a $12 billion endowment, making $500 million in grants around the world every year. They remain committed to theirr enduring mission—and to the legacy of bold, creative support for social change.


International Documentary Film festival, Amsterdam offers an independent and inspiring meeting place for audiences and professionals to see a diverse and high-quality program. The diverse nature of the event applies to the form and content of the films as well as to the cultural backgrounds of the filmmakers. This has emerged as an alternative to mass entertainment and uniformity, confirming that there is an increasing need in audiences for high-quality films that delve deep and urge us to reflect.

In addition to the festival, IDFA has developed several professional activities, contributing to the development of filmmakers and their films at all stages. At co-financing and co-production market IDFA Forum filmmakers and producers pitch their plans to financiers; at Docs for Sale new documentaries are on offer to programmers and distributors; the IDFA Bertha Fund supports filmmakers and documentary projects in developing countries; and the IDFAcademy offers a international training programs for up-and-coming doc talents.



TOSS, The Open Space Society
The Open Space Society Jaipur (TOSS) is a private educational and cultural institution dedicated to arts and media studies. The institute describes itself as a facilitative environment that transforms passionate interests into action. Through the use of storytelling, informative workshops and real-life experiences, TOSS seeks to improve an individual’s understanding of their true potential and tell their stories.

ESoDoc, European Social Documentary
ESoDoc - European Social Documentary, has become one of the most popular Media training projects that focuses exclusively on independent documentary filmmakers and producers, non-government and non profit-making organizations (NGOs and NPOs), television broadcasters and the growing range of New Media professionals creating bothweb-documentaries and crossmedia productions.ESoDoc is a training initiative offered by ZeLIG School for Documentary and supported by the European Union`s MEDIA Programme.


DMZ Docs
DMZ Docs is an annual festival for documentary films presented by the Gyeonggi Province since 2009. The festival is accompanied by other events including seminars, conferences and pitching program for DMZ Docs Fund. Despite its short history, DMZ Docs is growing as one of the most important documentary festivals in Asia.


Embassy of Israel in India
The Embassy of Israel in India is dedicated to promoting bilateral relations between the two countries in all areas based on the shared values, interests and challenges. The Embassy has and continues to work relentlessly towards promoting cultural tie-ups with India, in the field of music, literature and cinema.

GRIFFITH FILM SCHOOL, Brisbane, Australia
Griffith Film School is a media production baccalaureate college located in Brisbane, Australia. The school offers Bachelor and Masters degrees in film and television production, animation and games design. The Master of Screen Production has been designed in close co-operation with leading industry professionals to enable focus on Direction, Production and Scriptwriting. Other film specialisations include Cinematography, Sound Design, Post-production, Visual Effects, Screen Music, Production Design, Documentary and Animation. The school has a commercial production arm called LiveLab.


Tokyo Docs
Tokyo Docs is an international event supporting international co-production of documentaries, providing video producers in Japan and Asia with opportunities to propose documentary projects for international co-production and support the creation of their work flaring to the world.
During the exhibition, pitching sessions proposing open planning before decision makers of overseas and domestic broadcasting organizations (producers with the authority to accept projects) and distributors, networking to encourage exchanges among producers and sessions & workshops to learn the latest information on international co-production, etc. are held.


Touch Narrative

Dhaka DocLab
Dhaka DocLab is the pioneer platform for pitching and mentoring of documentary filmmakers in Bangladesh. It is a Documentary Co-production project market for South Asian filmmakers, organized by the Dhaka Independent Film Network, a collective of independent Bangladeshi filmmakers. Besides, Dhaka DocLab engages itself through organizing workshops, masterclasses, seminars for documentary filmmakers of Bangladesh. The Lab wishes to be a productive hub for South Asian creative content and reality storytelling.


Docaviv, the Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival
This is the largest film festival in the city of Tel Aviv, and the only festival in Israel dedicated in its entirety to documentary films. It is considered one of the leading documentary festivals worldwide. Each year, the festival screens over 100 new documentary movies from Israel and from around the world, and its program includes four competitive frameworks: The Israeli Competition, the International Competition, the Depth of Field Competition, and the Student Competition. The festival also features a special tribute program dedicated to the work of esteemed filmmakers, as well as special programs dedicated to the themes of music, art, society, and others. One of these programs focuses on alternative documentary cinema and works that make use of new technology–including Virtual Reality–in order to tell stories in new and challenging ways, and to shed light on those hidden corners of reality that the cinematic medium cannot always reach.


The Whickers
The Whickers were established in 2015 to fund and recognise original and innovative documentary. We seek to use the generous legacy of our namesake, pioneering broadcaster Alan Whicker, to support emerging film and audio documentary-makers in the production of authored programmes and to recognise exceptional audio that has already been broadcast. The Whickers are comprised of three annual awards: the Film & TV Funding Award; the Radio and Audio Funding Award; and the Documentary Audio Recognition Award.


green hub
It is the first youth and community fellowship and video documentation centre for recording the environment, wildlife & people’s biodiversity in North East India. It’s vision is to develop the power of youth as change-makers, and reach a critical mass of Green Hub Fellows to affect systemic change that looks at ecological security as the bedrock of sustainable and healthy economy.

Hospitality Partner


Global Media Makers and Film Independent, USA
Launched in 2016, Global Media Makers is an innovative mentoring initiative by Film Independent in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The program connects visual storytellers from around the world with leading U.S. entertainment professionals through comprehensive filmmaker education, business training, professional networking opportunities and especially tailored mentorships.

Film Independent is a nonprofit arts organization that champions creative independence in visual storytelling and supports a community of artists who embody diversity, innovation and uniqueness of vision.

Global Film and Media Initiative
Global Film and Media Initiative is a Swedish non-profit film organization with a mission to support film and media through developing socially responsible storytelling, training, research, production, and festival support.

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