Teenaa Kaur Pasricha is a National Film Award winning documentary filmmaker and Screenwriter, TEDX Speaker and also a Breast Cancer Survivor. She is has been making documentary film from Social Justice to Environment conservation.
She was selected as an International Leader on films for social change organized by the US Government. Her films have been broadcast on National Geographic, Fox History, Doordarshan and endorsed by Busan International film festival “AND FUND”, DOCWOK by DOC Leipzig Germany, PSBT India, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. She studied Film Appreciation from Film and Television Institute India, Pune 2012. She is now running a Film production house “Green Earth Pictures” www.greenearthpictures.in
Time Warner foundation supported Asia Society; New York for her first feature film screenplay “The Red Autumn” which is under Production now, awarded her the prestigious fellowship in Screenplay writing. She has a broad-based background in Television and Media. She has worked with India’s largest Broadcaster, Zee TV in 2007 as a Promo Producer and a Core team member of Trends Ad films on producing TV Commercials thereafter. She has studied Post Graduation in Mass Communication from Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan, New Delhi. She is Production and Industrial Engineer from M.B.M Engineering College, Jodhpur that is a Regional Engineering College. She has been producing documentary films under her banner “Green Earth Pictures”.
Her debut independent documentary ‘1984, When the Sun didn’t Rise’ is the recipient of President’ National Award for Best Investigative film in 2018. It received the “BEST DOCU. FEATURE award” in DC Asia Pacific Film festival, USA 2017.Certificate of Merit in Direction by Indian Documentary Producers Association, IDPA 2018. Busan International Film Festival’s prestigious fund called Asian Network and Documentary fund or “AND” Fund in 2015. It has been selected for Work in Progress Lab of “DOC WOK” of Doc Leipzig International Festival for Documentary and Animated Films, Germany in 2014 and DOCEDGE, Kolkata in 2012. The film premiered in India in IDSFFK Kerala, India.
‘The deer, tree and me’ is a creative documentary, was nominated for Best Documentary in Mumbai Intl. film festival, (MIFF) 2016. It was premiered in SIGNS Intl. film festival, Kochi 2015 and also screened in Kolkata
International Association for Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT) film festival, 2016. It is the story of a chinkara and a man who fights the hunters to save the chinkara. The film has received critical acclaim and honour and Media Mention, which can be read on Thedeertreeandme.strikingly.com
Her upcoming documentary has been received a grant from PSBT. “The Woods are Calling” is an endangered bird called Blyth’s Tragopan and how a community of hunters in Nagaland have transformed to farmers to conserve the Tragopan and their forest.
‘In Symphony with Earth!’ is a documentary based on the communities in India growing natural fiber and a living sustainable life in tune with nature. It broadcast on National Geographic and Fox History (2012-13).
Her debut documentary film on a martial art form celebration named as ‘Hola! The Mighty Colors’ was a part of Sikh International Film Festival and screened at Asia Society and Museum, New York, 2012.