Novita Singh is an independent filmmaker and writer based in Punjab, India. Having spent seven years working as a freelance professional for non-fiction broadcast and digital industry in Mumbai, she moved to The Himalayas to make her own films. Her debut film, a feature length documentary titled GLIDE, played on OTT platforms worldwide like Amazon Prime, Vimeo on Demand and Apple TV. The film received the Best Documentary (State) award at the International Film Festival of Shimla in 2019.
JAMHURIYAT is her second feature length documentary, which brings her back home to Punjab. The film is based on the historic Farmers’ Protest in India.
She also works as a freelance director and scriptwriter for non-fiction content and has worked on films and series for National Geographic channel, The Government of India, Doordarshan, YouTube, UTV and Sony TV. She is also a guest lecturer at Xavier’s Institute of Communications, Mumbai. Her writings have featured in The Wire, People’s Archive of Rural India and The Times of India.