Payal Sethi
Payal Sethi / @payal_sethi
Payal Sethi

Payal Sethi


Director & Writer from India living in Germany


Bachelor of Arts (Film Major) - Vassar College, Sight & Sound - NYU Tisch


  • Screenwriting
  • Script Editing
  • Creative Producing
  • Film Production


  • Crime
  • Drama
  • Thriller
  • World cinema

Languages / spoken

  • English
  • Hindi

Languages / written

  • English

Payal Sethi’s short film, 'Leeches' won the National Film Award in India & the International Grand Prix at Brussels Short Film Festival. It was screened at over 60 film festivals worldwide, including Tampere & Palm Springs. She received the New Voices Fellowship for 'Panther' & is working on 'Kurinji', developed at Cine Qua Non Lab, Produire au Sud, & Berlinale Talents Script Station.