Indian Documentary Foundation


We are a Not-for-profit organization established in 2011 for the impact of film/ media in India and about India.

Indian Documentary Foundation firmly believes in the power of creatively told documentary films and their potential to create positive social change. Indian Documentary Foundation has been instrumental in linking the documentary genre with the Indian fiction industry and concentrates on building alliances and partnerships for filmmakers who want to create impact with their films. Over the years, the Indian Documentary Foundation has engaged with remarkable films like Oscar winner Megan Mylan’s After My Garden Grows; has held several strategy and impact labs across the country, including those at the International Film Festival of Kerala and the Mumbai International Film Festival.
Most notably, the Indian Documentary Foundation has been host to two consecutive editions of Good Pitch India in Mumbai in 2014 and 2018. This collaboration has yielded some powerful alliances and has started what we call the #filmsforchange movement in the country. Films like Driving with Selvi that were part of the Good Pitch India forum have gone on to make history in creating impact in India.

Involvement in film

It has connected film-makers to finance and distribution through its pitching forum Trigger Pitch, run in partnership with the Kerala Film Festival. It has run screening programmes to further audience development, and training events . It offers hands-on support to film-makers through a mix of mentoring, consultancy or executive production of their projects. It has been promoting Indian documentary internationally by working with festivals like HotDocs Canada and AIDC Australia. It is seeking partners to further develop documentary film through providing much needed grant funding programmes within India.


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