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Shai Heredia

Area of Practice

Filmmaker, Curator


BA Sociology, St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai

PG Diploma SCM; Sophia College, Mumbai

MA Documentary Film – Goldsmiths, University of London

Work Experience

  • Founder & Festival Director, Experimenta- an international festival of cinema and moving image art in India
  • Programme Executive, Extending Arts Practice and Curatorship, India Foundation for the Arts
  • Independent Curator for Indian and International film festivals and art exhibitions
  • Filmmaker – I Am Micro (2012) & An Old Dog’s Diary (2015)

Interest Areas

experimental and avant garde film; documentary film; asian cinema; curatorial practice; sound art

Current Practice at Srishti

Experimental film; Documentary film; Curatorial practice

Creative Practice and Outreach

Curator – Experimenta, International festival of moving image art

Convenor - Symposium Comparing Experimental Cinemas

Co-editor – Issue #8, NANG Magazine dedicated to cinema in Asia

Interim semester – collaborative projects with visiting artists

Curatorial projects - the 65th Robert Flaherty Seminar, USA; Image Forum Festival, Japan; BFI London International Film Festival; Tate Modern, London, U.K. Kerala International Film Festival, India, amongst others

Public Talks - Berlinale Forum, Germany; ThinkFilm Conference, Germany; Many Lives of Indian Cinema CSDS, Sarai Delhi; International Experimental Media Congress, Canada, amongst others

Projects showcase:

Cameraless Film

Cameraless Film
Cameraless film – students painting & scratching directly on 16mm celluloid


Experimental Film

Experimental Film
Experimental Film – ‘Haay for an Aye’ student collage film