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A film is - or should be - more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what's behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later

- Stanley Kubrick

MIRAJ FILMS is a feature film production company based in London.

Our core vision is to produce independent films and form co-productions to create a new generation of international films. We produce truly collaborative films; which reflect the old and the new; which have no boundaries and a true vision.

Founding producer Rajita has produced films in Israel, Morocco, India, USA and the UK and has won awards at Cannes Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival, National Geographic , International Womens Festival, Hong Kong Film Festival and many more. Her films have also screened at major festivals like Sundance Film Festival, Rotterdam (IFFR), Chicago Film Festival and BFI London Film Festival amongst others.

RAJITA SHAH

FILM PRODUCER & MANAGING DIRECTOR OF MIRAJ FILMS.

Born in India, she graduated with her BFA from SVA New York University, and after working for National Geographic and Discovery documentaries in New York, she moved to London where she completed her MA in Film & TV Producing at Royal Holloway - University of London.

On graduating in 2007, Rajita produced "4 Kilometers" which was shot on Bedouin Tribes in the unrecognized villages in the Negev, Israel. It won production funding from National Geographic and garnered several awards at International Women's Film Festival, Israel and Hong Kong Film Festival amongst others.

In 2008 she then produced “Ladoo” a dark comedy on the life of a deaf boy in collaboration with the Deaf Institute of Surat, India. It was officially selected at the Chicago Film Festival and won several nominations.

Between 2009-2011 Rajita worked as a producer for the UK FILM COUNCIL agency B3MEDIA on several award winning British short films “Crimson’, “Lost Paradise’ starring BAFTA winning Manjinder Virk (Britz, The Arbor), “Jubilee” starring Sam Spruell (London to Brighton, Snow White and the Huntsmen). They were funded by the Arts Council, Skillset, UK Film Council and have officially screened at BFI London Film Festival, Rotterdam Film Festival, Chicago International Film Festival etc. and won more than 15 awards and nominations.

Rajita has produced award winning feature film "Zohra- A Moroccan Fairy Tale" filmed in Morocco and directed by Golden Leopard winning director Barney Platts-Mills (Bronco Bullfrog, Private Road) which Premiered at Rotterdam Film Festival and the International Film Festival of Rabat, Morocco with critical acclaim.

In 2015. Rajita Associate Produced “RATE ME” directed by Fyzal Boulafia which won THE ILLY at Directors Fortnight in Cannes Film Festival, Special Jury Mention at TIFF and had its America Premiere at Sundance Film Festival.

The company development feature slate includes an adaptation of Greek Tragedy ‘Philomela’ an exciting debut project by UK’s acclaimed theatre director Lucy Bailey who has worked with prolific actors at the National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, The Old Vic amongst others.

Another exciting project lined for production is LOVE, SARAH an ensemble comedy-drama written by ‘ Old Vic’s New Voice’ talent Jake Brunger whose recent production starred Jeremy Irvine (War Horse, Great Expectations) and Richard Madden (Game of Thrones, Cinderella). His work has been acclaimed by several critics including ‘Guardian’ and ‘Telegraph’.

Past projects include, "The Hurricanes", a British Comedy to be directed by Tom Vaughan (Starter for 10, What happens in Vegas, Pirot), which was officially selected by the ‘IFF’ at Toronto Film Festival and London Film Festival Finance Markets (PFM).

Rajita was also been invited and selected at the Edinburgh Talent Program, MEDIA’s SOS development, Strategic Partners, International Finance Forum (TIFF) program and co-production markets like Berlinale, Rotterdam and Production Finance Market (LFF).

Rajita has been awarded by Skillset and PACT and is a member of EAVE Producers Network 2016.