MAMI Year Round Programme

Welcome to our Year Round Programme (YRP), a series of year-round activities that keep you connected with all things cinema. MAMI Members, a large 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 MAMI archives.

We also curate specially designed programmes throughout the year designed to enhance awareness and conversations around cinema from South Asia and across the world


The Colorists Workshop

The objective is to share concepts, approach, experiences & best practises with aspiring and/or practising colour grading / cinematography / filmmaker professionals with intent and aptitude.

This is a collaborative workshop by GMM Fellow Shyam Bora (Co-founder, Metanormal), 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.

Domain Partner

Institutional Partners


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 2023

  • Birinchi Kumar Gogoi (Assam)
  • Damanpura Manik Syiem (Meghalaya)
  • Deepangshu Deepta Bora (Assam)
  • Digvijoy Kakoty (Assam)
  • Gaurabjyoti Chakravarty (Assam)
  • Hadwtsha Baglari (Assam)
  • Jishnu Debnath (Tripura)
  • Jyotirmoy Mazumdar (Assam)
  • Kunga Tashi Lepcha (Sikkim)
  • Longjam Meena Devi (Manipur)
  • Pranshu Protim Bora (Assam)
  • Ramjyoti Krishnacharan (Assam)
  • Shrutiman Deori (Assam)
  • Sumit Saikia (Assam)
  • Sunny Daimari (Assam)
  • Supranta Hazarika (Assam)

Outreach Programme Schedule

Phase 1:

  • 5 April 2023 – Call for entry
  • 5 to 13 April 2023 – Outreach Programme with Institutional Partners

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
  • 17 April 2023 – Submissions Closed
  • 24 April 2023 - Extended Deadline for Online Applications Closed
  • 2-10 May 2023 - Jury members evaluate the entries and 15 selected participants for the Online Colorists Workshop are announced.

Phase 2: Online Colorists Workshop by GMM Fellow Shyam Bora

  • 13 May 2023 - Final list of participants for The Colorists Workshop announced
  • 19 May 2023 - Orientation for Online Colorists Workshop
  • 20, 22, 23 May 2023 - Online Colorists Workshop Session

Phase 3: Shadow Programme at Bridge PostWorks

  • 13-19 June 2023 - Shadow Programme at Bridge PostWorks
  • One individual winner from the group of 15 participants shadow a live project (film / web series) at the Bridge PostWorks Lab in Mumbai for a week
  • 21 June 2023 – Colorist session for the audiences in Mumbai, followed by a film screening and Q&A.

  • Note - All Selected Participants / Mentees will receive a certificate at the end of the workshop

Jury 2023

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.

Saumyananda Sahi

Filmmaker & Cinematographer

Shreya Dev Dube

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...

Shreya Dev Dube


Sidharth Meer

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,

Sidharth Meer

Senior Colourist & Founder, Bridge PostWorks

Vikramaditya Motwane

Vikramaditya Motwane is an award-winning writer, director, and producer. His debut film, ‘Udaan’, premiered at the 63rd Festival de Cannes in the Un Certain Regard section.

Vikramaditya Motwane


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


A group of industry experts will mentor selected participants on the colouring process.

Three online master classes over Zoom. .

Following the online sessions, one participant will be chosen to shadow the colouring process of a live project at Bridge Postworks in Mumbai for a week, with all expenses paid.

Participants will receive certificates attesting to their attendance at the Workshop.


The applicant must be a current resident of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura, Nagaland or Sikkim

The applicant should be 18 years old or above

The applicant must be able to communicate and write in English, as the workshop and all other communication will be in English

The applicant must have access to high-speed internet, as the workshop will be online with multiple streaming videos

The applicant must have professional experience in at least one short or feature-length film, documentary, experimental film, music video, commercial (ad), or corporate film

How to apply

Visit MAMI Mumbai Film Festival website -

Read the guidelines for The Colorists Workshop under MAMI Year Round Programme

Fill up the MAMI Year Round Programme Registration Form. This is a mandatory requirement

Email your interest to with the subject line “The COLORISTS WORKSHOP (NE) + Your Full Name” to receive the online Google form

Upon receiving the Google form on your registered email id, fill it to complete the process

Await selection results over email


All notifications will be made exclusively through e-mail. Please make sure that the email addresses provided in the application form are correct and same everywhere.

The online application form and any additional documents for submission must be in English.

The online application form will be closed automatically after the deadline. Only submissions arriving on time will be taken into consideration.

Incomplete applications that do not satisfy the listed criteria for eligibility or follow the stated rules may be excluded from consideration without any prior notice.

Resubmission is not acceptable.


Online Workshop

Deadline extended until April 24, 2023, 11:59 p.m.

Selection results will be individually announced over the applicant’s email in May 2023 (dates to be announced soon)

Any feedback on the result/project will not be provided

Shadow Programme

Out of all the candidates attending the online workshop, 1 candidate will be selected for the Shadow Programme

The candidate will be selected by the mentors and speakers of the online workshop, based on the candidate’s interest and aptitude

No feedback about the selection procedure of the Shadow Programme will be shared or discussed with the candidates individually

The candidate selected for the Shadow Programme will shadow a live project at Bridge PostWorks Studio in Mumbai for 7 days

The Shadow Programme will tentatively start in June 2023 (dates to be announced soon)

Travel, Stay and Food allowance of the selected candidate will be taken care of by MAMI Year Round Programme

Additional Notes

All communication will be shared exclusively via email. Please make sure that the email address provided in the application form is correct and uniform throughout all communication

The online application and any additional documents for submission must be in English

The online applications will be closed automatically after the deadline. Only entries submitted on time will be taken into consideration

Incomplete applications that do not satisfy the listed criteria for eligibility or follow the stated rules will be excluded from consideration without any prior notice

Resubmission is not allowed

The selected participants must sign a release form accepting their participation in the Online Colorists Workshop


Registration Closed