Writing With Fire: Sundance Fest 2021 Winner

Sundance Fest Winner ‘Writing With Fire’ Reveals Trailer

Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh’s documentary, Writing With Fire, which won Audience and Special Jury awards at Sundance Fest in January, has sold to multiple territories.

Sales agent Autlook has sold the film to to E&O (The Netherlands), BBC Storyville (U.K. and Ireland), Bertha Doc House (U.K. theatrical), YLE Finland, SVT (Sweden), Knowledge (Canada), NRK (Norway), DR Denmark, Madman (Australia and New Zealand), France TV (France), VRT (Belgium), Yes (Israel) and Pocket Cinema (Singapore). Negotiations are currently on with buyers in Malaysia, Japan, Thailand, Taiwan, Germany, Spain.

The film centers on on unique, women-only news collective in small-town northern India.

It follows the women behind the news organization Khabar Lahariya as they transition from print to digital, shooting stories on their mobile phones and disseminating via their YouTube channel.

The film will have its U.K. premiere at Sundance London on July 30, after which it goes on a limited release across 35 U.K. Picturehouse and Bertha venues.

“The international market is embracing ‘Writing With Fire.’ We already secured sales into over 20 territories,” Autlook’s Salma Abdalla told Variety. “We can’t see wait to see the movie released broadly in 2022, in cinemas and TV. Many buyers had told us that ‘Writing With Fire’ is one of the most inspiring movies they have seen in 2021.”

Writing With Fire has met with universal acclaim and positive reviews.  In addition to Sundance, the film has also won awards at the San Francisco, Krakow, Molodist, Seattle, Wisconsin and Washington film festivals.