Next Event: 23rd Sep 2021, INDIA

Winner 2020

Akanksha Sood

Nominations: 2020

Category: Mass Media

Location: Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

About Akanksha: With 18 years of work experience that covers the range and breadth of film production, Akanksha has developed and honed her skills, often in extrem... Read More

Congratulations Akanksha

Our heartiest congratulations to iWGA 2019 winners. We are proud of you and so is the Nation. Keep shining & motivating others.

Work Description

Akanksha is among the few award-winning natural history filmmakers in India. She is known for their extreme passion and brilliant story-telling. With a career spanning over two decades, she has been documenting some of the most rare and endangered species across India. Her films have been televis... Read More

  • Winner of the Vulcan Production 2019 Vulcan Visiting World Scholars... Read More
  • Juror for the 2018 & 2019 International Emmy® Awards – Documentary ... Read More
  • 65th National Film Award given by the President of India to “Mrityu... Read More
  • Winner of the 2016 Emerging Producer’s Scholarship for the World Co... Read More
  • Winner of the 2018 Platinum Award for Emerging Documentarian at the... Read More
Project Details

On the Brink is an 8 part series that gives an unprecedented portrait of India’s natural world, exploring species and habitats rarely seen on Indian television. - Winner of the Best Wildlife Film Award (Red Panda Episode) at the Mountain Film Festival 2019 - Nomination for the Purple Frog e... Read More

  • On Th Brink
Project Details

On the thirteenth day, a grand feast is given in honour of the dead. Hundreds of people are invited and this costs the family a good deal of money. Sometimes the poor have to take loans and incur heavy debts which they are unable to repay. The state government has banned death feasts because they... Read More

  • Mrityubhoj - The Death Feast
Project Details

A conservation outreach film that explores the ecology and behaviour of the King Cobra, a creature vilified, demonised and feared by cultures across the world. Is the King Cobra really a killer that we make it out to be?

  • Living with the King
Project Details

- Winner of the Best Editing Award (Non Fiction) at the 62nd National Film Awards given by the President of India - Winner of the Best Film on Forest and Wildlife in 2014 at the Woodpecker International Film Festival 2014, India - Nominated for Best Feature Documentary at the 38th International... Read More

  • Tigress Blood
Project Details

- Green Oscar Finalist for the People & Animal Award and Creative Innovation Award at Wildscreen Festival, 2016 - Nominated for Best Film at the Japan Wildlife Film Festival, 2018 - Official Selection at the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival, New York, 2016 - Official Screening at the 9th In... Read More

  • India's Wandering Lions