About Us

Welcome to the new wave of supporting independent creators!

Cinemapreneur is a pay-per-view OTT platform for curating the best of Indian independent cinema, whether it’s shorts, features or documentaries. The OTT follows a model where viewers can directly watch the film by paying for it, without having to subscribe to the platform. Cinemapreneur curates hand-picked independent films from India, offering some rare gems to the film lovers. While the OTT was being set up, we also organised hundreds of offline screenings for indie films in last 7-8 years with a deep understanding of curating independent films for alternate venues or festivals.

By going online, Cinemapreneur is trying to empower filmmakers by providing a platform that is easily accessible while keeping the spotlight on individual films through the pay-per-view system. Filmmakers now have the option to release their films virtually without having to wait for festivals or splurge on renting theatres. Users can stream the films by paying for individual content and a majority of the revenue goes back to creators who maintain autonomy over their work. When users pay for a film, they support filmmakers directly.

Gaurav Raturi - Founder & CEO

Gaurav has been in the independent film space for the last 12 year where he co-founded Filmbooth - one of the first few organisations to start short film festivals in the country in 2008. As a curator, he has programmed and built more than 8 film festivals and screened more than 500 films at various alternate space in India. Through the years Gaurav has been building avenues and forums for promoting short films in India. He is also a TedX speaker and has given many sessions on storytelling in the age of digital era. Gaurav believes that right talent should meet the right opportunity and Cinemapreneur is an outcome of his own story as an entrepreneur in the films space. Apart from curating and watching arthouse films from India, he devotes his time in getting better at chess and yoga.

Rupinder Kaur – Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer

Rupinder has spent more than a decade in the corporate space and having majorly worked with established start-ups like MobiKwik and Droom - she brings her own experience of building a scalable technology platform. During the last 5 years of her professional career, Rupinder has worked majorily in the fintech sector. Her passion for films and building upon the idea of her own venture finally made her plunge into entrepreneurship and start Cinemapreneur. She loves dogs and wants to open a shelter home for them someday. 

Ela Gupta - VP Marketing & Communications

Ela Gupta is a strategic and outreach consultant with over 11 years of experience. She works with multiple organizations on various projects and is skilled in strategy development, communications, partnerships, marketing, business development, fundraising and public relations. Her associations include organizations like Sahapedia, Pranab Mukherjee Foundation, BeyonDiversity, and BitGiving. An avid movie buff, at Cinemapreneur she brings her expertise in building and growing tech platforms along with the right distribution strategy. She is passionate about empowering people and initiating social change, and loves to work with social entrepreneurs and change-makers.

If you want to be part of our team, we are always looking for the right talent. Drop us a line at hello@cinemapreneur.com.