Recent Films by Indrani

Legend of Lady White Snake  -Director, Writer, Producer

A meditation on obsession, gender and metamorphosis, inspired by an ancient Chinese legend, with "The Hidden Chamber" by NY Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman

Cator Sparks, Huffington Post: "A magical little film, Guinness shines in this epic tale of love, life and loss" 

Arnie Eggerts, Tatler Hong Kong: "A highly conceptualized interpretation ...ignites a Gothic Chinese legend." 

Camile Paglia: "Sensational" 

Awards and Screenings:

Los Angeles Independent Film Festival:

Best Picture Award
Best Production Design Award
Best Costume Design Award 
Best Visual Effects Award 

London Fashion Film Festival:

Best Picture Award 
Best Director Award 
Best Design Award

LJFFF at the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art:

Best Picture Award 
Best Director Award
Best Costume Design Award 
Best Visual Effects Award
RED Epic Camera Award

Princeton Film Festival:

Best of Festival Award

Kolkata International Film Festival Official Selection

ASVOFF at Centre Pompidou, Paris Official Selection


Girl Epidemic -  Director, DOP

Girls are being treated like they're an infectious disease. As a result, over a million disappear every year--many falling victim to infanticide, sex slavery, and child labor. Created with Project Nanhi Kali and Strawberry Frog. 

Tribeca Film Festival - Disruptors Award 2019

CNN Freedom Project Interview with Indrani, Quincy Jones and Tony Schiena.

Huffington Post: "Indrani's creative lens, coupled  with an impassioned perspective on gender realities in India, resulted in a powerful and provocative film." -

Forbes: "Riveting, shocking and touching... Indrani's direction is brilliant and provocative!" 

National Organization of Women (NOW): "Jarring...social reality"

CNN Expose Film Awards: 

Best Film Award

National Screen Institute Canada

Official Selection

New Filmmakers Program New York, Anthology Archives Official Selection

Princeton University Arts & Humanities Symposium Screening

Artemis Women in Action Film Festival, Los Angeles Official Selection

Chicago International Social Change Film Festival Official Selection

PhotoSchweiz, Zurich Switzerland Screening

New York Film Academy Screening

American Society of Media Photographers "IdeaShare" Screening

North American Bengali Film Festival at NABC, Orlando Florida

Behind the Scenes with Anand Mahindra

Till Human Voices Wake Us - Director, Writer

A dream within a dream of love, loss and Selkies -- Celtic mythical creatures that are seals in water, enchantresses on land -- who storm Manhattan to rescue one of them who falls for a drowning man. 

Starring Lindsay Lohan, produced by Rick Schwartz (Black Swan, Gangs of New York), music by Grammy-winning Henri Scars Struck, DP Pergrin Jung, written and directed by Indrani.

Los Angeles Independent Film Awards : 

Best Director Award

 Best Picture Nomination

New York Short Film Festival :    

Best of New York Award

International Fashion Film Awards : 

Best Picture Award

London Fashion Film Festival :          

Best Director Award

One Reeler Awards:

Best Supporting Actress Award 

Los Angeles Short Film Festival Official Selection

ASVOFF at Centre Pompidou, Paris - Jean Paul Gaultier selection Official Selection

Cineframe International Short Film Festival of India 2017                Official Selection

Princeton University Arts and  Humanities Symposium  Screening

Berlin Fashion Film Festival Official Selection

Crescendo: Beats of the Beautiful Game - Director, Writer, Cinematographer

Katherine Brooks, The Huffington Post: "A celebration of both athletics and education,in which the Yuwa women demonstrate the power of collective sports as a platform for social development...One of 11 films of the "Beats of the Beautiful Game" series by top directors including Spike Lee..."

Julianne Escobedo Shepherd, Jezebel: "In this short film, feminist film director and fashion photographer Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri captured a group of girls (and an elephant!) playing soccer in the streets of Jodhpur. It's jubilant...and if you think there's an underlying feminist message, yup. Indrani...worked with the girls in conjunction with the Sambhali Trust, a nonprofit foundation based in Jodhpur that focuses on empowering underprivileged women and girls, as well as Yuwa, which has the same goals but through soccer... The main girls in the video, Maya and Uma, were trained by a championship-winning Yuwa team, and in the process learned a new skill, which is inspiring to see in action."


Girl Rising India -- Woh Padhegi Woh Udegi - Director

"One girl with courage is a revolution." 

Indrani directed Bollywood superstars Freida Pinto, Priyanka Chopra, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Sushmita Sen, Parineeti Chopra and Nandita Das for Girl Rising India -- Woh Padhegi Woh Udegi,  screened on StarPlus trended #1 on Twitter and became cornerstone of Prime Minister Modi's "Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao" (Save Girl Child, Educate Girl Child) campaign. 

Shinjini Das, Huffington Post: "Director and photographer Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri, renowned for her iconic imagery and visionary storytelling...has showcased the inspirational stories...Indrani is internationally recognized for her extensive work on social causes and her video and stills campaigns."

Priyanka Dasgupta, Times of India: Ranaghat girl Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri... helmed a film on girls' empowerment that is produced by Priyanka Chopra and Freida Pinto... aimed at raising awareness about girl education and features top Bollywood stars. In the US, it was directed by Richard Robbins, who has an Academy Award nomination...The Indian film's original content with Bollywood actresses was directed by Indrani.


Mero Gaon: My Village - Director, Writer, DP, Producer

Screened at The Rubin Museum of Art, New York.

The Rubin Museum of Art: "Join Gyetrul Jingme Rinpoche and award-winning director and photographer Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri...[in] Mero Gaon, which tells the story of the rebuilding of a village in Nepal after the devastating 2015 earthquake." 




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