Talent Guide

Nihaarika Negi

  • Discipline:Writer/Director
  • Program Year:Fast Track 2023


Nihaarika is an internationally acclaimed part-tribal Interdisciplinary artist from India, known for her work in film/theatre/live art/new media. By merging genre elements with contemporary performance, folktale and magical realism – she makes work that celebrates our imaginative potential for healing and change. A Berlinale Talent 2021 and a USC Stark Graduate, her work has been awarded the XR Market Award at New Images XR Festival (France), been supported by Sundance +WIF, Venice Biennale, IFFR’s Cinemart, Breaking Through the Lens at TIFF and BFI’s Film Markets, UK Arts Council, CNC and been distributed globally by Amazon Prime and Disney+ Hotstar.

Current Project



In 1950s, India - a sadomasochist English Madame has raised two tribal sisters to be her servants on a withering colonial estate. But the arrival of Madame’s latest lover – a singer/shaman scholar - changes the alchemy of the estate, as the sisters slowly transgress - reclaiming their wild, mystical selves.