Rakesh and Ganesh have the sea in their veins. The sea is their mother, their lineage, and she gave them identity, food and sustenance. Both…
Koval Bhatia is a filmmaker and producer based in India. Her first feature documentary as a producer (Against the Tide) received the Special Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival ‘23 and the Grand Jury Prize at the Seattle IFF. Her short documentary as director and producer titled She Run the World premiered at DCEFF and Hot Docs Canada in 2023.
Born and raised in New Delhi, Koval did her post graduation in Mass Communication at the AJKMCRC at Jamia University after a Bachelors with Honors in Economics at SRCC (Delhi University).
Her projects as a producer have received support from Sundance DFP, IDFA, Catapult Film Fund, Hot Docs, Al Jazeera, Doc Society and EWA. She has pitched her projects at Sheffield MeetMarket, Hot Docs Forum, Docs by the Sea and DOKLeipzig. She graduated from EURODOC in 2021, and received an Emerging Producer’s Bursary from the World Congress for Science and Factual Producers.
She is currently a Fellow with the International Documentary Association (IDA) as well as Chair of Jury at the IDA Awards. She also serves as a film mentor for In-Docs (Indonesia).
Koval is a member of the Asia Pacific Screen Academy. She serves as the founder and creative head of A Little Anarky Films, a production company that has been making TV shows, commercials and independent cinema for over 13 years, through which she developed and executed hundreds of commercial projects.
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