We are honored to return again as the Presenting Sponsor of the 2015 Indian Film Festival Los Angeles’ SHORTS PROGRAM #2. The IFFLA programming team has selected some of the best short films of the year by filmmakers of Indian descent.
Join us on Saturday, April 11th at the Arclight Hollywood for SHORTS PROGRAM #2.
Get to Know The Filmmakers
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Sonali Gulati is an independent filmmaker, feminist, grassroots activist and educator. She is an associate professor at Virginia Commonwealth University and her films have screened in more than 300 film festivals worldwide. She has won several awards, grants and fellowships, including the Guggenheim Fellowship in Film/Video.
A Paradise (Un Paradiso)
Jayisha Patel is an award-winning filmmaker from London whose films have been shown at festivals such as the Berlinale, New York, and AFI Silverdocs. Her first short film, “Gentle Men,” which she shot while studying at the International Film and TV School, Cuba, went on to be nominated for over 36 international awards and was recognized by the British Council as exemplary British filmmaking. Her current project, set in India, is commissioned by Al Jazeera.
Pratyusha Gupta was born in Madras, India. She worked in documentary, television, and advertising in Mumbai for more than six years. She graduated with an MA in Filmmaking from the London Film School in 2013. Pratyusha has always been fascinated by questions of identity, class, and religion — themes that dominate her films.
Fly, Bird (Chidiya Udh)
Pranjal Dua is an Indian filmmaker who studied at the Film & Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune. Hailing from the capital city of New Delhi, Pranjal has witnessed the dynamic process of transformation of his country and its people. With his films, he hopes to examine his own identity within the context of contemporary India. He currently lives in Mumbai.
The Rabbit (Khargosh)
Sudarshan Suresh, a qualified lawyer in India, began his career working at a corporate law firm in Mumbai. An avid painter, he quit the law profession in 2012 to pursue his love for the arts. While freelancing as a video artist, he made several commercials and films for NGOs and corporates, before deciding to immerse himself in narrative filmmaking. He is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Film at Columbia University in New York. “The Rabbit” is his debut short film.