Rajdeep Paul and Sarmistha Maiti are Indian National Award winning filmmakers and alumni of the prestigious Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute, India. They have made several documentaries and short films which include “At the Crossroads Nondon Bagchi Life and Living” (61st National Film Award, 2013), “Kayantar”, “Mala”, “The Woman... and the Man“,“3 on a Bed”, “She Creates to Conquer”, “Mrinal Sen: An Era in Cinema”, and others. They have worked with esteemed producers like PBS and Showofforce, USA, Native Voices, London, Doordarshan - Prasar Bharati, PSBT, Films Division, Govt of India, Aurora Film Corporation and others.
Their films have been acclaimed in international film festivals like IFFSA -Toronto in Canada, Chicago South Asian Film Festival; Tasveer South Asian Film Festival – Seattle; Dallas/Fort Worth South Asian Film Festival in USA; Imagineindia International Film Festival of Madrid, Spain; Indian Association Sharjah Film Festival, Dubai; Indian Panorama – IFFI in Goa; IDSFFK – Kerala; MIFF & MAMI – Mumbai; Woodpecker International Film Festival - New Delhi; Kolkata International Film Festival; Signs – Kochi; Jaipur Film World; Winner of Bengal Film Journalists’ Association Award, IDPA Award, Kalpanirjhar Foundation Award, Bengaluru International Short Film Festival Award and many more. Their feature film script “The Biryani Seller” was part of the NFDC Film Bazaar Co-Production Market 2016.