BGDM ARTIST GRANT
Chithra Jeyaram is a 2021 BGDM Sustainable Artist Grantee. These unrestricted grants support BGDM members whose filmmaking talents dovetail with their clarity of purpose as an artist, engagement and dedication to community building, and strong potential to make a meaningful contribution to an evolving and expanding documentary field.
Thrilled that our feature documentary Foreign Puzzle won the “Best Documentary Feature” award at the Fayetteville Film Fest. A big thank you to the festival for a great virtual screening and this beautiful recognition.
ONLY IN NEWYORK
Thrilled that our feature documentary Our Daughters is part of the DOC NYC film festival's "Only In New York" work-in-progress lineup. DOC NYC Is America's largest documentary film festival.
Chithra Jeyaram edited the CBSN Originals documentary, "Speaking Frankly | Symbolic Justice with producer Leila Abu-saada and the CBSN Originals team.
IFP PROJECT FORUM
In a year like no other, we feel lucky that Our Daughters will participate in IFP week's "Spotlight on Documentaries" alongside fabulous projects with creators we admire and respect.
JOINED FILM FATALES
Chithra Jeyaram became a member of Film Fatales, a nonprofit which advocates for parity in the film industry and supports an inclusive community of hundreds of women and non-binary feature film and television directors nationwide.
IFP DOCUMENTARY LAB
Our Daughters is one of the 10 projects selected for their creative vision and outstanding promise. The lab is an year-long intensive and will provide invaluable access to the industry and thought leaders and help us make the best film we can.
Our feature-length documentary, Our Daughters is one of the 48 projects, chosen from over 500 applications, to pitch to international industry representatives at the 15th edition of the MeetMarket.
MENTAL HEALTH PANELIST
NYWIFT and The D-Word hosted a panel discussion moderated by Doug Block (The D-Word), panelists include Rebecca Day (Producer/ Psychotherapist), Kelsey Koenig (Impact Partner Films), Heidi Reinberg (Documentary filmmaker) and Chithra Jeyaram (Documentary filmmaker).
Received the New York State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Grant for the feature documentary Our Daughters.
Chithra Jeyaram was a panelist for a workshop on 'How to create a perfect work sample? The event was co-presented by Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship, Women Make Movies and NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute with Robin Hessman, Leigh Johnson and Rabab Haj Yahya.