Welcome to our Year Round Programme (YRP), a series of year-round activities that keep you connected with all things cinema. The Jio MAMI Members, a huge community of cinephiles, aspiring and working filmmakers, technicians, and new audiences interested in films from around the world, can access the programme that is focused on building cinema watching communities.
We invite our members to watch, discuss, and connect over films from across the world and from the Jio MAMI archives.
We will also be bringing in specially designed programmes throughout the year that are designed to enhance awareness and conversations around cinema from South Asia and across the world
This year, we are introducing the Jio MAMI YRPpro, a part of the YRP vision that focuses on programmes and initiatives that are designed to enable aspiring as well as practising film professionals from across South Asia to hone their skills and acquaint themselves with best practices. This will be achieved through thoughtfully designed workshops, seminars, interactive sessions, conversations, round tables, labs, and residencies with mentors and speakers from across the world.
YRPpro will give participants experience in various aspects of the art and business of filmmaking. Our programme has something for basic as well as advanced levels, whether you are an aspirant looking to learn the basics or an experienced professional looking to expand your skills. Our aim is to extend our outreach to different parts of India, giving film professionals exposure that leads to ease of creation and business.
Join us for an exciting journey of discovery and skill development. Let us help you connect with the best in the industry and take your passion for cinema to the next level.
This is a collaborative workshop by GMM Fellow Shyam Bora (Co-founder, Metanormal), Jio MAMI and Bridge PostWorks.
This program is supported by a grant through Global Media Makers, a partnership between Film Independent and the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Global Media Makers is a cultural exchange program designed to foster relationships between American and international film professionals through comprehensive filmmaker education, business training, professional networking opportunities and tailored mentorships.
The Colorists Workshop | Focus: North-East India
The Colorists Workshop provides a skill upscaling opportunity to aspiring and experienced colour grading professionals, cinematographers and filmmakers, who have both the intent and aptitude for it. Mentors and established domain experts will share key concepts and best practices with selected participants.
The lead mentor for this workshop is Mahak Gupta, Senior Colorist, Bridge PostWorks.
Meet the Finalists
Outreach Programme Schedule
Screenings followed by Q&A with the film team on visual storytelling through colour grading
|Guwahati||5th April Wednesday||11:00 AM||Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Regional Government Film and Television Institute, Changsari|
|Imphal||6th April Thrusday||1:00 PM||Manipur State Film & Television Institute, Imphal|
|Guwahati||9th April Thursday||2:00 PM||Kanaklal Baruah Auditorium, Assam State Museum Campus (by Gauhati Cine Club)|
|Shillong||13th April Thursday||12:00 PM||St. Anthony's College Auditorium|
Born in Bangalore, Saumyananda Sahi originally studied philosophy at St Stephens College in Delhi before deciding he wanted to be a cinematographer, attending the Film and Television Institute of India in Pune.Read More...
Shreya Dev Dube is an award-winning cinematographer born in Kolkata and now lives and works in Mumbai. She studied photography in Melbourne and later went on to specialise in cinematography in Paris. Read More...
Sid is an entrepreneur and M&E veteran with over two decades of experience in film. Notorious as a disruptor, his education and expertise in cinematography, visual effects, digital workflows,Read More...
Submission Guidelines for the Colorists Workshop
The Colorists Workshop is open to Indian citizens from the North-Eastern states of India including Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura, Nagaland, and Sikkim
To apply for the Colorists Workshop, please write to us on email@example.com with the subject line “The COLORISTS WORKSHOP (NE) + Your Full Name” to receive the online Google form
Born in Bangalore, Saumyananda Sahi originally studied philosophy at St Stephens College in Delhi before deciding he wanted to be a cinematographer, attending the Film and Television Institute of India in Pune.
Over the past decade, Saumyananda has worked on a variety of projects, both factual and fiction, with such filmmakers as Kamal Swaroop, Shaunak Sen, Prateek Vats, Arun Karthick, Anamika Haksar, Thomas F Lennon and Prashant Nair. His work has played at film festivals around the world, including Cannes, Berlin, Sundance, Rotterdam, Locarno, Busan, Toronto, Hot Docs (Canada) and IDFA (Holland). He was nominated for an Asia Pacific Award (Balekempa, 2018), a 2021 Filmfare Award and, more recently, a 2023 Critics Choice Award for Best Cinematography.
His most recent work includes the documentary ‘All That Breathes’ (nominated for both a BAFTA as well as an Academy Award, and winner of the ASC Award for Best Documentary) and the Netflix limited series ‘Trial By Fire’, which opened to rave reviews and is presently the only Indian show on IMDb’s Top 100 list.
In 2022 Saumyananda was selected as one of the ten participants of BAFTA’s Breathrough India programme. Film Companion also selected Saumyananda as one of India’s ‘Disruptors’ for the year 2022.
As well as his work as a cinematographer, Saumyananda has directed two documentaries and has producer, editor and production designer credits to his name. As a teacher, he has conducted workshops at the Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute of India, BITS Pilani (Goa) and NYU Abu Dhabi.
Shreya Dev Dube is an award-winning cinematographer born in Kolkata and now lives and works in Mumbai. She studied photography in Melbourne and later went on to specialise in cinematography in Paris. Her first feature film was a Bengali black and white film called Catsticks, directed by Ronny Sen, which premiered at Slamdance. Since then she has produced and shot her sister Karishma Dev Dube’s celebrated short film called Bittu, which won the Student Academy Award in 2020. Shreya worked with Mira Nair on A Suitable Boy as one of her cinematographers. She recently won the Asian Creative Academy awards for best cinematographer 2022 and best DOP-OTT at the ITA awards for her work in a neon-western film called Thar, produced by Anil Kapoor.
Sid is an entrepreneur and M&E veteran with over two decades of experience in film. Notorious as a disruptor, his education and expertise in cinematography, visual effects, digital workflows, and colour have made him one of the most sought-after collaborators in the country. Sid likes to explore new and efficient ways of telling a story with ambitious filmmakers. He likes taking on new challenges with directors and cinematographers to push the boundaries of cinema, both technically and aesthetically.
His vision is to create an ecosystem that accommodates the needs of the best independent filmmaking talent in the country and to hopefully leave behind a legacy of the most unique films that will be studied in film schools in the years to come. An eternal student, he aims to always maintain Bridge PostWorks’ cutting-edge DNA in every project undertaken. When Sid isn’t at work, he’s on a quest to find inspiration through good food.
Vikramaditya Motwane is an award-winning writer, director, and producer. He debuted with Udaan was nominated in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes, where it had its World Premiere.
His feature film credits include Udaan, Lootera, Trapped, Bhavesh Joshi Superhero, and AKvsAK. He’s the showrunner and co-director of Sacred Games, Netflix’s first Indian original series. He is an ex-partner at Phantom Films and has produced films like Queen, Ugly, NH10, Masaan, and Udta Punjab.
He is currently working on Jubilee, an epic period series for Amazon Prime, due out in 2023. Vikramaditya Motwane deeply engages with the cinematography of the film, his films stand out for their emphasis on the visual language.