The part where we show off a bit.


These projects were workshopped at Kalakars, or made with resource support from us. 

Produced projects


BRUNCH WARS / Dir: Kamran Khan

Starring Ami Sheth, Lipica Shah, Vick Krishna / In festivals

IFTAR / Dir: GiriMohan Coneti

Premiered at New York Indian Film Festival

(T)HERE / Director: Snigdha Kapoor, Writer/Producer: Leah Khambata

In festivals

LOVE COMES LATER / Dir: Sonejuhi Sinha

Starring Vega Tamotia, Diane Guerrero, Sarita Choudhury /

Premiered at Cannes Film Festival, now a feature film

SKINNY LOVE / Dir: Juhi Sharma

Starring Ami Sheth / In festivals

BINARY / Dir: Vick Krishna

Starring Vinny Anand / TIFFxInstagram shorts festival finalist

FORBIDDEN / Dir.: Vibha Gulati

Starring Gulshan Grover, Salony Luthra, Gopal Divan, Dhanish Karthik / In festivals

THE SEAL / Dir: Richa Rudola

Starring Shahana Goswami / In festivals

DIWALOWEEN / Dir: Shilpa Mankikar

Toronto WebFest, South Asian Int'l Film Festival

INMOST / Dir: Harris Ansari

Starring Vandit Bhatt / In post-production

OUR DAUGHTERS / Dir: Chithra Jeyaram

Feature documentary in production


Partnership with Shorts TV

In 2018, Kalakars began a partnership with Shorts TV, a cable and satellite television channel dedicated to short film, with the world's largest catalogue of high quality short movies available on TV, online & in theaters. It’s a franchise owned and operated by Shorts International and AMC Networks International.

For Shorts TV’s channel launch in India on Tata Sky, Kalakars curated nine short films made by artists from within our community, all of which were licensed for TV broadcast. These films will be broadcast across India as ‘Presented by Kalakars.’


Optioned projects


Projects that have been workshopped at our labs have been optioned by production companies, film funds, and sales agents. 

As much as we'd love to tell you which specific projects these are, and which companies have optioned them, we respect the confidentiality of these agreements, and are unable to share until the creators choose to do so. 


How we've grown.

...[the collective] has witnessed an impressively rapid evolution, progressing from a workshop for writers to an experimental playground for directors, a rehearsal room for actors, a marketplace for producers, and a thriving networking space for everyone involved.
— NBC Asian America
The platform is a launchpad for South Asian writers with unique perspectives of global stories that are not necessarily about South Asians. In a lot of ways, [Kalakars] is organically growing as a platform with various individuals actively contributing to building a sustainable and sure way to achieve a larger goal of equity in representation.
...they continue to lead the way in creative representation for the South Asian community.
— Brown Girl Magazine

Workshopped over 50 scripts


From 5 to 180 community members in 4 years