Director's Profile


Prantik Basu (b. 1986, Calcutta) studied film direction and screenplay writing at the Film & Television Institute of India, Pune, and holds a Bachelors Degree in English Literature from the University of Calcutta.

Prantik has been making short films & experimental documentaries since 2007. His latest film, Sakhisona (2016) won the Tiger Award for Short Films at the 46th Rotterdam IFF and has been screened at several festivals worldwide including Edinburgh IFF, BFI London Film Festival, Kyiv ISFF, IndieLisboa and Film Caravan, Italy. His previous works, Wind Castle (2014) and Makara (2013) have also participated in various film festivals including Oberhausen, Rome Film Festival, Golden Loin - Taipei, IFF India - Goa, Experimenta-India & Kochi-Muziris Biennale. His student short 1,2 (2011) was awarded the Indian Jury Prize at the Mumbai IFF in 2012.

He has received Early Career Film Fellowships from the Indian Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and the School of Media and Cultural Studies – Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai in for his first documentary feature that is currently in post production.

Oscillating between documentary & folklore, his ongoing works attempt to engage with the politics of gender and the relationship between nature and human. Mogulmari Tales, his first fiction feature is currently in the scripting and project development phase.



Short | Fiction | 26mins | 35mm
as Director | Writer

Official Selection

  • 46th International Film Festival Rotterdam, 2017 (in competition)
  • BFI London Film Festival (Experimenta), 2017
  • Edinburgh International Film Festival, 2017 (in competition)
  • Indielisboa, 2017 (in competition)
  • Kyiv International Short Film Festival, 2017 (AVANTGARDE AND VIDEOART section), 2017
  • FILMCARAVAN, Italy, 2017 (in competition)
  • FILMADRID, 2017 (in competition)
  • Brakhage Center Symposium, University of Colorado Boulder, 2017
  • Kochi-Muziris Biennale (Artist’s Cinema Section), 2017
  • Asian Third Eye Film Festival, 2017 (in competition)


  • Tiger Award for Best Short Film at 46th International Film Festival Rotterdam, 2017

Wind Castle

Short | Documentary | 14 mins
as Director | Writer

Official Selection


Short Fiction | 20 mins | 2013
as Director | Writer

Other Films

1, 2

2011 | 11 mins | 35 mm
as Director | Writer

Read, Eat, Sleep

2012 | 5 mins | 35 mm
as Director | Writer


2009 | 6 mins | 16 mm
as Director | Writer | Cinematographer

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