Kabir Mehta studied at the Lawrence School, Sanawar- a boarding school nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas. Always a devoted cinephile, Kabir was encouraged to pursue filmmaking professionally after unexpectedly winning a filmmaking competition organised by the Delhi University while he was studying Economics.
An encounter with director, Ashim Ahluwalia led him to Mumbai where he worked with the filmmaker on feature films as well as groundbreaking avant-garde cinema, including his experimental film Events In A Cloud Chamber, a collaboration between the director and Indian painter Akbar Padamsee, which premiered at Venice Film Festival 2016.
Kabir Mehta has since gone on to produce and direct his own work. His short film Sadhu In Bombay had its North American premiere at Slamdance Film Festival and also won the award for Best Narrative Film at the 55th Ann Arbor Film Festival. The film has won multiple awards and screened in competition at various international film festivals.
Kabir’s first feature length project titled BUDDHA.mov, had its world premiere at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (2017), in the First Features Competition. The film had it North American premiere at Ann Arbor FF and Indian premiere at MAMI Mumbai Film Festival. The film has won awards at NFDC Film Bazaar and Mammoth Lakes, California. It is currently on the festival circuit.
In 2017 Kabir was invited to be on the jury of the 30th European Media Art Festival. And in 2018, he was invited to participate in the Zurich Film Festival Masterclass.
He is currenty in development on his first fiction feature, VR Peon, which was selected for development at Le Groupe Ouest’s development lab- LIM in 2017. The project was also invited to NFDC Film Bazaar Co-Production Market Pitch 2018.