Jayisha Patel is an award-winning documentary filmmaker based in London. Her short films have shown at prestigious festivals such as Berlin, Cannes, AFI Silverdocs and the New York Film Festival.
Her first documentary, A Paradise, was nominated for over 36 international awards including the Golden Bear for best short film at the Berlin Film Festival. She is the 2015 recipient of the Hot Docs International Film Festival’s Cross Currents Fund and fellowship, and is currently in production of her first multimedia project, Circle. Her works have been broadcast on Al Jazeera, ZDF and TVE and focus on underreported subjects in a delicate and respectful manner.