Black Ticket Films is an Academy Award nominated film production company that is invested in the power of storytelling.

While we are recognised for our unique cinematic language, our goal is to bring powerful techniques of telling a story visually to create delightful,
memorable narratives that resonate deeply with viewers across the globe.

Come, share your story with us, as we share ours with you!

Who We've Worked With


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We took off from an idea to become a brand.

Our first television world premiere on National Geographic channel. Who doesn’t like their first film on TV?!

For our film, 'In Search of My Home' we designed a Facebook campaign where people from 16 countries on 4 continents opened up their homes, offices and other social spaces to simultaneously screen the film on World Refugee Day.


A friend let us into her home and this became our first office space with lots of sunshine, plants and birds that give us cheerful company on all days exciting and mundane.

The team grows from two to four.

We travel across the country, from the jungles of Jharkhand, the interiors of Sunderbans, to the Majuli islands in Assam, producing a stellar film series on maternal health.

Yay! Our film, 'Dilli' travels across the world, screens across 90 festivals and wins 35 international awards.


We bag the National Award for the Best Environment Documentary (including agriculture) – a celebration for the silent, phenomenal efforts of a small farming community in South India.

We move in to a 'proper office space'... even more sunshine, birds, plants and an impish family of monkeys for company.


A selection of our films screen across 6 continents, in some of the leading educational institutions and think-tanks across the world. Some include these films in their curriculum. (Pride!

Our coffee-maker comes in. We start hoarding coffee from across the world. Botswana, Kenya, Italy, Colombia and Kerela, just for starters.


We begin shooting for our first documentary feature – a labour of love in-the-making. This takes us from Kolkata to Korea. The project is still WIP so shhhhh!


Our social media campaign for Friendicoes, an animal shelter, takes it from the verge of shutting down to a whirlwind global contribution of USD 90,000 in just 30 days.


Our first viral video about a genius innovator making edible spoons gets translated into French, Japanese, Indonesian, German and took the world by an edible storm. The video helped him raise over USD 400,000!

We shoot the first rushes of our feature documentary 'Writing With Fire'. At that point it feels like a story that would take 2 years (it eventually takes 5!)


We travel with 25 spirited adolescent girls from the interiors of Bihar as they make a journey of many firsts. The result: a heartwarming campaign that captures The Hunger Project’s incredible work to promote girls’ rights. What a special ride!

#HowHepAreYOU, a campaign designed for the National Liver Foundation gets seen and heard at the right places, by the right people. It plays a small, significant part in successfully reducing the cost of Hepatitis drugs. Our hearts are full.


To broaden awareness about the Good Samaritan Law, we create relatable stories with everyday characters, where each ad is designed to encourage and inspire action. A highly successful pan-India digital campaign!


Travelling to Uttarakhand, Odisha, Bihar to profile the work of women leaders in village councils, resulted in the #ElectedToLead series - a super vital piece of our work for all of us.


Tough year for everyone. We decide to look back at the body of our work and realise we are 130 short films old!

The edit studio shifts to a quaint mountain village. Five mountain dogs become our best friends and BTF's spiritual mascots!


HUGE YEAR! Writing With Fire premieres at the Sundance Film Festival and wins two awards - Audience Award and Special Jury Award. First Indian doc to be a double Sundance winner!

We travel (first virtually) and then in person to festivals. With the protagonist of the film at the glorious IDFA, the film wins the beloved Audience Award and the standing ovations don't stop.

Writing With Fire travels far and wide, across global festivals amassing love from audiences all over. A 100% RT rating. Washington Post calls it, 'The most inspiring journalism movie — maybe ever' and NYT makes it their Critics' Pick! Rave reviews pour in. Check them out here.

The film's impact campaign builds visibility for the newspaper, curates new international partnerships and raises significant funds. The newspaper increases its team size and expands to more geographies across India, our hearts are full.


Writing With Fire becomes the first Indian feature documentary to be nominated for an Academy Award.

Rintu and Sushmit are invited as members to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The film comes to India through the Dharamshala International Film Festival. Our first public screening with a desi audience - tears of joy everywhere and this sets the film on an organic run of screenings all across the country.


We win a Peabody Award, a first for Indian filmmakers in the awards' 80-year awards history.

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New Delhi - 110065, India