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Director, Producer

Irfana Majumdar is the founding Artistic Director of the NIRMAN Theatre and Film Studio in Varanasi, India. She studied Performance at the University of Chicago, and has been awarded fellowships for her commitment to themes of social justice and process of collaborative creation. She now directs and teaches, creates solo performances, and program annual arts events, residencies, and internships. At NIRMAN’s International Education Program, she teaches and mentors undergraduate and post-graduate students. She also leads the vision committee for the development of NIRMAN’s riverside campus, which is a site of arts, education, research, and environmental change. She has directed three documentaries.

SHANKAR’S FAIRIES is her debut film.


Shankar’s Fairies 

2021, fiction feature, 93’ 

- Locarno IFF 2021

        Cineasti del Presente

        In competition 

- TIFF 2021

        Industry Selects

Children Playing Gods

2008, documentary, 61’


2006, documentary, 27’

Images of Indian Children

2005, documentary, 40’