Mehdi Jahan



Mehdi Jahan completed his masters in mass communication from AJK MCRC, Jamia Millia Islamia in 2011. 


( subjects : Film Studies, Direction, Screenwriting )

  • Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute,  Kolkata ( SRFTI ), 2023-present

  • Guwahati University, Guwahati, 2013-14

  • Seamedu Media Institute, Pune, 2015-17

  • Assam School of Journalism, 2017-18


︎Sabin Alun (2015)

He shot noted Assamese filmmaker, (late) Altaf Mazid’s documentary, which won the Cinema Experimenta award at the Signs Film Festival, Kerala, 2016, and was screened at several other festivals, including  Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, Japan, 2019.

︎Jyoti and Joymoti (2017)︎︎︎

His first short fiction film, was shown in several national and international film festivals, including ‘Signs Film Festival’, Kerala, 2018, where it won the best film award and Bogoshorts-Bogota Short Film Festival, 2018, in the International Competition section.

︎He used to bring me apples (2019)︎︎︎

His second short fiction film, featured in noted film critic and curator, Raju Roychowdhury’s best short films of 2019 list, published by film journals, ‘Senses of Cinema’ and ‘Desistfilm’. It was awarded 'Best Film' at the Shades International Film Festival, 2020.

︎All Our Loves 

His first feature length fiction film project, ‘All Our Loves’, was selected for NFDC ‘Film Bazaar’ Co- Production Market, 2019.

︎My boat seeks a river and other stories

His feature length documentary project, ‘My boat seeks a river and other stories’ was selected for Let’s Doc Fellowship Programme 2020, where it received a 'Special Mention' award.

︎The home my mother never found (2021)︎︎︎

His short experimental film, ‘The home my mother never found’ ( 2021 ) had its physical premiere at the international competition of the 6th Moscow International Experimental Film Festival (2021) and has been screened at several international experimental film festivals such as the 5th MUTA Festival Internacional de Apropiación Audiovisual' ( Peru ), 6 th edition of Cámara Lúcida - Festival Internacional de Cine Contemporáneo ( Cuenca, Ecuador ), 16 th edition of the Simultan Festival ( Romania ), Ribalta Experimental Film Festival ( Italy ), Pan-Cinema Experimental - Curitiba  International Experimental Film Festival ( Brazil ), etc. It has also been screened at the Millennium Film Workshop, New York, as part of ‘Designed Reminiscence Volume 3’.

︎Can they hear our songs (2022)︎︎︎ 

His short fiction project, ‘Can they hear our songs ?’ (2022) received the Reframe Genderalities Film Fellowship 2020. It received the ‘Jury’s Special Mention-Cinema Experimenta’ award at the 16th edition of the Signs Film Festival, Kerala, 2023. It was also screened at  TENT ( Theatre for Experiments in New Technologies ) Biennale 2022 - International Festival for Experimental Films and New Media Art, Kolkata. 

︎Hands of the Future (2022)︎︎︎

The video essay, 'Hands of the Future' ( 2022 ), which he co-directed with Portuguese filmmaker, Sabrina D.Marques and Israeli filmmaker, Dan Shoval, premiered at the 'Video Essay' section of FILMADRID 2022.

︎A Letter the Fire Spared (2023)︎︎︎

Experimental short documentary, which was screened at the international competition section of the Ribalta Experimental Film Festival 2023, Vignola, Italy. 

︎What would have been there had there been nothing (2023)︎︎︎

Experimental short video/documentary, which was screened at the ‘Haunting Fantaisies’ section of the 5th edition of the Marseille Underground Film and Music Festival 2023 ( MUFF ). 

︎Joymoti Never Left (2024)︎︎︎

Feature length docufiction, which had its World Premiere at 53rd International Film Festival Rotterdam 2024 (IFFR 2024)