Avani Films is an Independent Film company headed by Anu Vaidyanathan. An Engineer by training, Anu has lived and worked in ten different countries. Her memoir on her life as a long-course athlete representing India was longlisted for the Mumbai Film Festival's inaugaral Word-to-Screen adaptation market. On the heels of this and through her second pregnancy, Anu began to explore filmmaking whole heartedly. Her scripts have found themselves at the final rounds at Sundance and Rotterdam as Avani Films continues to make inroads into independent fiction and non-fiction projects, produced with a conviction to tell compelling stories.