PSBT, with its rich history of supporting independent documentaries, has developed Doc_Commune – a mentoring initiative for non-fiction filmmakers below 35 years of age.Doc_Commune is a one-of-its-kind space in India, where a selected cohort is given the opportunity to not just interact with seasoned filmmakers and stakeholders from the documentary world, but also build a community of like-minded filmmakers.

We have worked with more than 130 young filmmakers since 2022-23, and supported the making of 11 independent short films. We believe in investing in young filmmakers, many of whom have gone on to find funding and fellowships in other programs.

PSBT’s Doc_Commune is now in its 3rd year.

Producer & Commissioning Editor: Rajiv Mehrotra
Executive Director: Aparna Sanyal
Assistant Producer: Harjas Singh”

Client Testimonies

“It has been quite rewarding in the sense that I have come to know much about how funding, festival selections and screenings, budget structuring, etc. for non-fiction operates.”