Greetings, I’m Ankur Vora, an artist and filmmaker based in vibrant Mumbai, India, with a deep passion for documentary filmmaking, experimental films, and the mesmerizing world of moving images. I’m dedicated to using the power of storytelling to create meaningful change within society, and I’m thrilled to share my journey with you.

Unearthing Stories:

Born in the picturesque town of Bhuj, situated in western India, my cinematic voyage began with the aspiration to unveil hidden narratives and preserve vanishing traditions. One of my earliest works, “Eyes on the Ground,” sheds light on the ancient art of tracking footprints in the desert. These skills are invaluable to intelligence agencies and are entrusted to the remarkable tribes known as “PAGI” who vigilantly safeguard the nation’s borders. Unfortunately, these profound skills are vanishing in contemporary India, adding urgency to the preservation of their wisdom.

Awards and Achievements:

Throughout my academic journey, I’ve been honored with several awards recognizing my contributions to the world of art and film. Notably, I received the esteemed David M. Milch Foundation scholarship for the best documentary at the City College of New York (CCNY) in New York. Additionally, I was granted the prestigious BAFTA US Scholarship, courtesy of THE DLT Entertainment Scholarship. These accolades underscore my commitment to the art of storytelling and its potential to bring about change.

One of my most significant accomplishments was when my film, “The Good Road,” proudly represented India as the official entry to the Academy Awards. This film also garnered the National Film Award in India, a testament to the profound impact of storytelling through film.

Inspiration and Ongoing Pursuits:

In my creative journey, I draw inspiration from visionary filmmakers such as David Lynch, Martin Scorsese, Ken Burns, Mani Ratnam, Ram Gopal Varma, and many others. Their work has not only influenced my craft but also ignited my passion for using storytelling as a vehicle for transformation.

Currently, I’m expanding my horizons as a student at the City College of New York (CUNY), continuously immersing myself in the world of film and art. In parallel with my studies, I’m actively engaged in researching new documentary projects and developing a captivating docudrama. These ventures are an extension of my commitment to provoke thought and inspire change through the art of storytelling.

Connect with Me:

My creative journey is deeply rooted in a profound desire to make change through narrative, and I invite you to be part of this journey. Whether you’re interested in creative collaborations, discussions on potential projects, or simply wish to engage in a dialogue about the captivating world of cinema, please don’t hesitate to reach out. You can connect with me at [email protected].

I’m eager to share my passion for storytelling and the enchanting world of film with you. Together, let’s explore the limitless possibilities of artistic expression and narrative evolution.