Born in Bangalore in 1986, Saumyananda Sahi was the youngest participant in the 2004 Talent Campus India and the Berlinale Talent Campus in 2005. Over the past decade, Sahi has collaborated as a cinematographer with eminent directors including Kamal Swaroop, Thomas F. Lennon, Gitanjali Rao and Arun Karthick. Balekempa, which Sahi also edited, won the FIPRESCI Award at the 2018 International Film Festival Rotterdam. He has won several awards including Mumbai International Film Festival’s National Award for Best Cinematography (Long Documentary) with Have You Seen the Arana? (2014) and IDSFFK 2014 Navroze Contractor Award for Best Documentary Cinematographer for Rangbhoomi (2013). He also directed the documentary Small Things, Big Things (2015).

Accolades

Saumyananda Sahi
Achievement in Cinematography, 2018

Saumyananda Sahi

Achievement in Cinematography, 2018

Saumyananda Sahi

Balekempa

Born in Bangalore in 1986, Saumyananda Sahi was the youngest participant in the 2004 Talent Campus India and the Berlinale Talent Campus in 2005. Over…

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Films

Balekempa
2018

Balekempa

India
2018

Balekempa

A village bangle seller and his wife cannot conceive a child. The villagers gossip. In this close-knit patriarchal community in South India, hidden desires and…

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