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Anindo Banerjee Memorial Media fellowship 

Anindo Banerjee

Jholawala Films and Praxis launch the Anindo Banerjee Memorial Media fellowship in memory of Anindo Banerjee, friend, co-traveller and long time colleague, whom we lost in May 2021. The media fellowship aims to honour his contribution to participation and social justice and his tireless efforts to mainstream the voices of marginalised communities. Each year, one fellow will be selected and mentored to make a documentary film on equity, inclusion and social justice.
It is an opportunity to enable socially conscious individuals with lived experiences of marginalisation in India to learn the craft of filmmaking so that they can sensitise citizens and advocate for equity on an issue they are committed to. Maintaining the integrity of the groups whose stories are being documented will be integral to the fellowship. Once selected, the fellow will have extended orientation on documentary filmmaking techniques, like writing, interviewing, shooting and editing of the film over a three-month period.  


  • Youth between the ages of 16 and 28

  • Working with Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) or independently on the rights of Dalits, Adivasis, Nomadic and Denotified Tribes, Muslims, sexual minorities, migrant workers, persons with disabilities, marginal farmers, sex workers, out-of-school children, or disaster survivors in urban or rural India

  • Basic understanding and skills of writing

  • Access to the internet and other forms of communication to collaborate creatively with fellows, the JWF/Praxis team, and to be able to participate in video conferences

  • Applicants must be able to work and travel (according to their context) independently and be responsible for implementing their documentary film proposal 


  • Up to Rs 20,000 per month for three months

How to Apply

  • Proposals can be submitted to in a language the applicant is comfortable in. 

  • Online proposal form-

  • If the proposal is selected, Jholawala Films will contact the applicant for additional information. 

  • The submission deadline is May 20, 2022.

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