Payal Kapadia is a Mumbai-based filmmaker and artist. She studied Film Direction at the Film & Television Institute of India. Her short films Afternoon Clouds and And What Is The Summer Saying premiered respectively at the Cinéfondation and Berlinale. She is a Berlinale Talents alumna and participated in 2019 at the Cinéfondation – Residence in du Festival de Cannes.
Her first feature-length film A Night of Knowing Nothing was selected for Director’s Fortnight, Cannes 2021 where it won the Golden Eye Prize for Best Documentary. Her next project, All We Imagine as Light, which received support from CICLIC, Hubert Bals Fund, and PJLF Arts Fund, is currently in development.