Vision - Documentary for change

Mission - Our mission is to grow the documentary climate of India and establish a platform that will educate and inspire people to help and support documentaries.


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Indian Documentary Foundation: is a Not-for-profit organization co-founded by Jaaved Jaaferi and Sophy VSivaraman for the Promotion, Development and Funding of Documentaries in India and about India.


  • Develop audiences in India by working with new and existing platforms for greater distribution;
  • Create social impact with documentary film
  • Create a movement with documentary film
  • Work with Filmmakers on their campaigns


  • Pitching forums
  • cross media training
  • International and national film production workshops
  • Impact and film strategy workshops
  • Building alliances for co-production and distribution internationally


  • Seek new investment into documentary films both in India and internationally