Soham Kundu


For filmmaker Soham Kundu, cinema is a powerful tool for South Asian representation‘ – Creative Lives In Progress

Soham is an Indian born multi-disciplinary artist and filmmaker, currently based in London.

He was awarded the JN Tata Scholarship and UAL Postgraduate Scholarship to attend his MA in Film from University of the Arts London and the All3Media Fellowship to Writing the TV Pilot from National Film and Television School. Soham is a member of BAFTA Connect, Directors UK, The Kusp and Shooting People. Soham’s previous works have screened at venues including Rich Mix London, Odeon Luxe, Curzon Cinemas, Bloomsbury Theatre and Nandam Film Centre. His works have screened internationally and have found online distribution on platforms like Disney Plus, Film Shortage and Minute Shorts. He was a  Longlisted Artist for the Aesthetica Art Prize in 2024 for his Visual Arts Project Like Smell of Smoke on Your Clothes which was part of the Deptford X exhibit. 

‘My approach is rooted in auto-ethnography, employing film to intricately depict layered narratives for screen-audiences. Central to my artistic practice is the intimacy and fragility of human-relationships, delicately exploring family-histories, generational-trauma, expressions of masculinity, the idea of home, and the tensions and isolation of city-life. My aspiration is to afford my characters the freedom to navigate their narratives. Having resided in both India and the UK, exposed to diverse cultures, I gravitate towards narratives that reflect the global majority, with a specific focus on South-Asian and diasporic identities.’

His recent commissions include Visible Invisible by The Line, National Portrait Gallery and V&A Museum; Listen to your Art Beat by Art Matters and City of London. He has also been a freelance videographer and editor on Royal Horticultural Society’s Flower Shows, Ivors Academy Awards, University of the Arts London, The Microfibre Consortium, and for other clients. Soham has previously worked as a Moving Image Specialist Technician at London College of Fashion and Post-Production Technician at London College of Communication. He was invited as a Guest Lecturer on Screenwriting at University of Television and Film (HFF), Munich and was a panelist on JN Tata Endowment Scholarship.

Soham is developing multiple projects: Holding Breath’s Echo was part of STEUP UP with Screen Skills and 104 Films. The Sea Urchin was part of Munich Film Up, Pop Up Residecny and B3 Hessen Lab. Maa Baba and the space between them was part of Doc Commune, Public Service Broadcasting Trust of India. In 2023, he founded  Half Half Films which was part of a LCC Accelerate, a Creative Business Incubator and from 20180-2020 he was the co-founder of ARTH the collective.

Munich Film Up! mentoring programme unveils participants for second edition‘ – Screen Daily

That’s a wrap for the second edition of Munich Film Up!‘ – Cine Europa

ScreenSkills Backs Course Seeking Next Generation Of Disabled Directors, Writers & Producers‘ – Deadline