The Filmy Monks

TFM Film Festival Winners Aug 2019

TFM Online Film Festival 2020

TFM Online Film Festival is a premier film festival encouraging Indias Independent Film Makers showcase International films, television, and new media to the world. TFM festival that is devoted to finding and highlighting the best cinema in the world. Our Jury will award the best films through private screenings.

We Are Inspired by Innovation, Enterprise, and Creativity in Film making.

Thousands of films are made every year by extremely talented, innovative, and visionary filmmakers that are left unnoticed. We aim to celebrate these filmmakers for their efforts and share with the world the raw talent that we discover along the way.

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What We Do



                                                                           About Us

The Filmy Monks combines creative inspiration and artistry in Content Creation, Syndication and Marketing. With a constant focus on meeting the evolving needs of viewers and content buyers around the world, The Filmy Monks OTT Platform is uniquely positioned to meet the growing demand for original content as it continues to expand its portfolio of films, web series, and new media content.

                   From Content Monetization to Distribution, We've got you covered.

TFM Team

Prachee Soman - Festival Director & Creative Head

15+ years across various industries; Education, Banking, Shipping, Entertainment. Each one has been a phenomenal experience. Learning, Experimenting, Thriving at every opportunity I put my mind to. Blending my entrepreneurial experience of conceptualizing and executing challenging ideas and shaping them into sustainable business models. The filmy Monks is my passion venture, to create a platform that is both commercial and promotes Independent Film Making in India. 

Ron Roy - CEO & Channel Head

With 2 decades of Film Business and International marketing experience, I have been at the fore front of negotiating business alliances, acquisitions & associations. Being a Producer and a Film Maker, I know the pulse of the growing content industry. An MBA in International marketing from Pune University, I have been Promoting content at international Film Markets for more than a decade, at prestigious markets like MIPCOM, CINEKID. Having enormous Media Trade Fair experience, TFM is an amalgamation of international trends & monetization opportunities worldwide.  

Deepak Bhanushali - Content Acquisition Head & Independent Director

Deepak started his career as a producer for India's most critically acclaimed animated movie "My friend Ganesha". His 20 + years being a part of Film Industry across production roles brings in a sea experience of the commercial aspects, understanding of the production values and the economics of film making of the industry.

Ashok Purang - Consultant & Festival Jury

Creative Producer of the award winning & critically acclaimed "Filmistaan" (2012), He is the Festival Director of the Navi Mumbai International Film Festival, was Content Head of Firangi Channel, Festival Director of Singapore South Asian International Film Festival (2016/2017) and former core committee member of the Ladakh International Film Festival, etc. Ashok has been associated with theater since 1980, and having learned the basics from Mr. Barry John, has directed about two dozen plays and is also the founder of two theatre groups: Pierrot's Troupe and Showbiz Action Players. 

Anne Doshi - Festival Jury

Anne Doshi, a French national, studied Cinema at la Sorbonne in Paris before shifting to Mumbai 14 years ago. Since then, Anne has worked for events like IFFA and the Marrakech International Film Festival. She has constantly promoted Indian culture and Cinema in France, Europe and Morocco. She is currently producing a short animation film based on an Indian short story and is consulting for the International Kids Film Festival. 

Dr Manju Rughwani - Festival Jury

Manju is a multi-faceted media, entertainment and communication professional with over a decade experience in the field of journalism, communication, public-relations and media training. Her passion lies in excelling her career in three C's--Content, Communication and Corporate Social Responsibility. Currently, she is the Head--School of Film & Media at Ajeenkya DY Patil University. She is also the member of ADYPU Academic Council as well as the Board of Studies for School of Film & Media and Management. Her specialization areas are journalism, advertising, public relations, experiential communication, corporate communications and content publishing. Her forte lies in understanding the business dynamics of filmmaking, particularly in the cyberspace and understanding the New Age Digital Audiences.

Rajeev Gupta / Sweta Gupta- Content Acquisition Partner - USA

Rajeev & Sweta are content acquisition partners for TFM in the USA. Their Company has been doing a lot of work in the field of media & Films with TFM and share history of working on projects together for Indian productions. Rajeev has been a consultant and has actively been a part of international productions on behalf of TFM in the USA. Sweta has been part of all initiatives with Rajeev. Today Rajeev and Sweta are part of the TFM mantra of helping independent filmmakers showcase their work on the TFM channel. TFM is looking to acquire fresh content in terms of New web series, Shorts & Festival Films. If a filmmaker has made a film or is looking to distribute a film, they can get on touch with Rajeev or Sweta. Email


Epsita Mitra / Shoumik De - Content Acquisition Partner - India East

Epsita & Shoumik are content acquisition agency partners for TFM in West Bengal. Their Company has been doing a lot of work in the field of media & Films with TFM and share history of working on projects together for bangla productions. Epsita has been a consultant and has actively been a part of international productions on behalf of TFM in the West Bengal. Shoumik has been part of all initiatives with Epsita. Today Epsita and Shoumik are part of the TFM philosophy of helping independent filmmakers showcase their work on the TFM channel. If you have made a Film/Web series which is ready or under production, We at TFM are looking to distribute & acquire such content. TFM is looking to produce New web series in Bangla. Get in touch with Epsita or Shoumik at or

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