Three SRFTI Alumni shine at 72nd Cannes Film Festival, 2019

Congratulations Dominic Sangma, Saurav Rai & Madhura Palit

Meghalaya’s Dominic Sangma, Darjeeling lad Saurav Rai (maker of the 2016 Cannes entry Gudh) and cinematographer Modhura Palit will be in the festival this year to participate in three different official segments.

Sangma, whose debut film, the Garo-language Ma’Ama (Moan), premiered in the Mumbai Film Festival last year, will explore co-production tie-ups for his sophomore effort, Rapture. The under-production film is one of ten projects in La Fabrique des Cinema du Monde, a programme hosted by Institut Francais.

Saurav Rai will pitch his debut work-in-progress narrative feature, Nimtoh (Invitation), in the HAF (Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum) Goes to Cannes programme in the festival’s Marche du Film (Film Market).

Kolkata cinematographer Modhura Palit will travel to Cannes to be part of the 7th edition of the Angenieux Excel Lens in Cinematography ceremony. She will receive the Angenieux Special Encouragement, which is given to a young professional.