Rintu Thomas

Director / Producer

Rintu Thomas is an award winning director-producer from India whose work is supported by the Sundance Institute, Chicken & Egg Pictures, IDFA, SFF Film Fund, Doc Society, Tribeca Institute, Finnish Film Foundation and Bertha Foundation, among others. Over the last 10 years, Rintu’s films have been used as advocacy tools for social impact, included in the curriculum of universities and exhibited globally in spaces such as the United Nations Climate Change Conference and The Lincoln Center for Performing Arts – becoming catalysts for new conversations.

Her debut feature documentary, WRITING WITH FIRE, won two awards at Sundance ‘21 (Audience Award and Special Jury Award: Impact for Change) and has gone on to play in over 30 major international festivals. WRITING WITH FIRE has also won the McBaine Documentary Feature Award (SFFILM, 2021), the Best Documentary Award and Audience Award at the BlackStar Film Festival and a special jury at Seattle International Film Festival.

Rintu lives between New Delhi and a quaint mountain-town in North India.