Lipika Singh Darai
Lipika Singh Darai is a film director and editor. An alumna of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), she is among the few, and perhaps the only woman, documentary and short filmmakers in Odisha. Her films have received four National Film Awards and have been screened at all major Indian Film Festivals and across the globe. Her feature documentary Backstage had its world premiere at the 39th Asolo Art Film Festival 2021, Italy, and her film Night and Fear (Raati o Bhaya) had its world premiere at the 52nd International Film Festival Rotterdam 2023. She is currently developing her first fiction feature in Odia and her native language Ho.