Avani Rai, is a photographer based out of Mumbai, India. She has worked as a cameraperson on a number of short films. In 2013, Uski Baarish premiered at Clermond Ferrand, Aspen film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival (KIDS), Seattle International Film Festival and 34 others. She has worked in both fiction and documentary. As a photographer – she has contributed to the Sunday Guardian, Scroll, The Wire, Newslaundry. Her recent creation, a film directed and shot by her, Raghu Rai – An Unframed Portrait, co-produced by ARTE FRANCE and IDFA BERTHA FUND, premiered at IDFA in the competition in November 2017. It has already travelled to DocPoint (Helsinki, Finland, Estonia), DocAviv (Tel Aviv, Israel), Docs Against Gravity (Poland), Oslo (Norway), TRT documentary days (Turkey) – (where it was the opening film of the festival), Doc Edge (New Zealand), and Doc Fest ((Munich, Germany).