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SHAHRBANOO SADAT

Shahrbanoo Sadat is an Afghan, female writer and director, based in Kabul. She studied at Atelier Varan Kabul. She is currently workin on the "Wolf and Sheep" pentalogy inspired by Anwar's life.

PRAKASH SAINI

Prakash Saini made his debut as a director with ‘Meri Padosan’ (My Neighbour) in 2009, a comedy film. He is from a small village with no filmmaking background or experience but was fortunate enough to land a lot of work initially to his debut and hard work.

PRATEEK VATS

Prateek is an independent filmmaker based in Mumbai. His debut feature documentary A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings, was awarded the Special Jury Award at the 65th National Film Awards.

PRIYA THUVASSERY

Priya Thuvassery is an independent filmmaker and television producer from Kerala, based in New Delhi, India. She has been directing, producing and editing documentary films & television programmes for New Delhi Television, Fox Traveller, National Human Rights Commission of India, Films Division of India, Public Service Broadcasting Trust & Khabar Lahariya.

TANUJA CHANDRA

Tanuja Chandra is an Indian film director and writer. She co wrote the screenplay Yash Chopra's hit Dil To Pagal Hai and for frequently directing woman-oriented films where the heroines are the main protagonists of her films, notably Dushman and Sangharsh.

BHASKAR HAZARIKA

Bhaskar Hazarika received his MA in Film & Drama. His debut film KOTHANODI (2015) was a recipient of Asian Cinema Fund’s Post Production.

GITANJALI RAO

Gitanjali Rao is an Indian theatre actress, animator and film maker. She has spearheaded independent animated film-making in India.

NICHOLAS KHARKONGOR

Nicholas Kharkongor has worked extensively in theatre and film for 20 years.

 

His plays have been performed in India and abroad, including in London and New York. In film, he assisted one of India's foremost indie filmmakers, Rajat Kapoor.

His debut feature, Mantra, starring Kalki Koechlin, RajatKapoor and Adil Hussain, won Best Film as the 2016 South Asian International Film Festival, presented by HBO, in New York.

VIKAS KHANNA

International award-winning chef and TV personality Vikas Khanna not only owns a Michelin star restaurant in New York, but he’s also a known author, philanthropist, and now filmmaker.

HARDIK MEHTA

Hardik Mehta is an Indian screenwriter and director. His short documentary, ‘Famous in Ahmedabad’ (2015), won the Golden Lotus at the 63rd National Film Awards for Best Non-Feature Film and was In Competition at 2016 HotDocs Toronto.  He has also co-written the screenplay of Director Vikramaditya Motwane’s most recent survival-thriller, ‘Trapped’ (2017).  ‘Round Figure’ is his first feature film. 

ADITYA VIKRAM SENGUPTA

Aditya Vikram Sengupta was born in 1983 in Calcutta, India. At a very young age his interests meandered towards performing arts. He started training in western classical music and was an active dramatist throughout his childhood. Later, he trained himself in animation and film. His student shorts have screened at various international festivals including Clermont Ferrand Short Film Festival, Animafest Zagreb and Sao Paulo International Film Festival. His paintings have been showcased in galleries across India and one of his posters is exhibited at the Religious Art Museum, Tehran. 

SANJOY NAG

Sanjoy Nag, born and raised in Kolkata, started out with documentaries before branching out to feature films. His debut feature Memories in March, was world premiered at the New Currents Section, Busan International Film Festival 2010 & won the Indian National Award in 2010 apart from featuring in the Indian Panorama, IFFI, Goa ‘2011; MAMI, Mumbai; Kerala IFF, Durban IFF, South Africa and numerous others across the globe.

SURESH ERIYAT

Born in November 1973, Suresh Eriyat is a 1997 graduate from the National Institute of Design. Suresh set up Famous House of Animation in 1999. He created numerous animated ads, shorts, music video  with many firsts that brought not only national and international recognitions but also changed the way people perceived animation in India.

SACHIN DHEERAJ

Sachin Dheeraj is an engineer turned filmmaker from India. His fascination for films grew during his Bachelors education which made him explore it's art & craft through courses on Satyajit Ray & Science Fiction.

AJ SIMMONS

Known for her fierce determination and brazenly unapologetic heart, AJ SIMMONS is a Mestiza Canadian actor, writer, and filmmaker. With a diverse foundation in classical theatre and dance, AJ’s passion for storytelling is infused with a layered complexity. As an emerging filmmaker AJ has produced several short films.

JAWAD SHARIF

Jawad is an award-winning filmmaker who has come into prominence for exploring social subjects that are often ignored. Known for his signature visual storytelling style, he has also won several awards for his project "K2 & the Invisible Footmen," which has been screening around the world. With his brainchild Indus Blues, he aims to highlight an art form he personally cares about. An alumnus of the, Swedish Institute and Institut Fur Auslandsbeziehunge, Germany, Jawad is also the founder of Bipolar Films.

SUBASH SAHOO

Subash Sahoo is a National Award-winning sounder designer who has worked in such films as Tumhari Sulu (2017), Neerja (2016), NH10 (2015), among notable others. An electronics engineer and a graduate from the Film and Television Institute of India, he has worked in the Mumbai film industry over the last 24 years. The Sound Man Mangesh Desai is his first film as a director.   

DANISH RENZU

A native of Kashmir and alumnus of UCLA, film director Danish Renzu hopes to inspire a new generation of Kashmiri filmmakers to practice their art as a force for unity in the conflicted region. He has directed several short films including award winning "In Search of America, Inshallah" (2014). His first film “Half Widow” (2017) showcases the plight of a Kashmiri half widow.

DAR GAI

Daria was first cast as lead actress in a play when she was 10 years old, since then she has acted and directed multiple theatre productions in Kiev, working with the best producers and critically acclaimed directors in Ukraine. After obtaining a Bachelors and Master’s degree in Philosophy with a minor in Film & Theatre from Kiev, Daria moved to India to teach screenwriting at ‘Whistling Woods International’ (India’s premier private film school). While exploring India, she came across many underlying societal idiosyncrasies which were fascinating when looked at from an objective point of view.

BENJAMIN GILMOUR

Benjamin Gilmour is a filmmaker, author and paramedic, based in Northern NSW. His key film credits include the feature Son of a Lion (2008) and documentary Paramedico (2012). It was Gilmour’s paramedic work that led him to the film industry, originally working as an on-set nurse. Gilmour lends his experience, as a front-line paramedic, to his work with NGO Trek Medics International, to assist in developing emergency medical systems for low to middle income communities in Africa and Central Asia. As a published author, Gilmour’s titles include Warrior Poets: Guns, Movie-making and the Wild West of Pakistan (Pier9), Paramedico – Around the World by Ambulance (Harper Collins) and most recently the children’s book The Travel Bug (Penguin Random House).

Priya Ramasubban

Priya Ramasubban is a reputed filmmaker who has traveled the world for over fifteen years making films for National Geographic, Discovery, History Channel and other major international broadcasters. She is a storyteller at heart and has the ability to deal with complex subjects in a nuanced way allowing for textured interpretation. 

RIMA DAS

Rima Das is a self-taught film writer, producer, and director. Born and raised in a small village in Assam in northeast India, she is now based in Mumbai and Assam. Her first feature MAN WITH THE BINOCULARS (ANTARDRISHTI) premiered in the First Feature Competition at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2016 and also screened at MAMI Mumbai Film Festival. In addition to writing and directing feature fiction and  documentary films, she also manages a film production company called Flying River Films in Mumbai, which supports local, independent filmmaking in the region. VILLAGE ROCKSTARS,her second feature, will have its World Premiere at Toronto Film Festival and will be in the New Directors Competition in San Sebastian.

VAISHALI SINHA

Vaishali Sinha Co-Directed/Produced the feature documentary MADE IN INDIA about the personal stories behind the phenomenon of outsourcing surrogate mothers to India. The film premiered at Hot Docs Film Festival and aired on PBS in 2012. The film received several Jury awards at festivals and is currently a case study at Harvard Business School for their class on ethics. 

 

ASK THE SEXPERT is Vaishali’s second feature length documentary; a presentation by her company Coast to Coast Films.  

 

Vaishali has also produced numerous shorts. She has received support for her films from ITVS, the MacArthur Foundation, Tribeca Film Institute, Catapult Fund, Firelight Media, Playboy Foundation, Chicken & Egg Pictures, The Fledgling Fund, Center for Asian American Media, Mozilla, Ford Foundation, Nextpix and more. 

 

Vaishali also freelances at Videoline Productions founded by Peabody award-winning filmmaker Richard Wormser (Rise and Fall of Jim Crow). Vaishali speaks regularly at events and has acted as jury member at film festivals. In the past she has worked with women’s right group Point of View, in Mumbai. She is originally from Mumbai, and now resides in Brooklyn, NY with her husband Fred Lassen, a Music Director and their two-year-old son Luca. 

SANDEEP MODI

Sandeep Modi is a filmmaker from Mumbai, India. An alumnus of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune, Sandeep writes from his growing experiences in the ever-churning belly of Mumbai and its class divide. Giving voice to stories of simple people and their dilemmas, Sandeep's films hold a mirror to its world lost often in the cacophony of its own complexities. Sandeep prefers observing to reading or watching, making his own impression of life around him. His educational short film
‘Best Friends Forever’ won him the prestigious National Film Award, 2015 while his debut short ‘Bilori’ had IDPA giving him the nod for Best Student Film of the year besides being awarded the Golden Pearl at the Hyderabad International Film Festival! An avid advertising film-maker, Chumbak is his debut feature length film.