Prantik Basu


Prantik Basu (b. 1986) is a filmmaker and screenwriter based in Kolkata, India. Oscillating between fiction, non-fiction and folk narratives, Basu’s work engages with the politics of gender and the fragile relation between humans and nature. His short film Sakhisona (2017) won a Tiger Award at International Film Festival Rotterdam IFFR, the Best Short Film Prize at the Mumbai International Film Festival and the Grand Jury Prize Italy’s Castrovillari Film Festival. Palace of Colours (2019) premiered at Berlinale, where it was nominated for the Golden Bear for Best Short Film. He is currently developing his first feature with support from the Hubert Bals Fund, IFFR and the PJLF Arts Fund.