Tarunya Satish, Harish Ram, Balaji Rajashekar, Mona Kakkade
FAMU International, Michal Sikora, Apoorva Satish
Born and raised in Chennai, a colourful conglomerate of urban villages, Apoorva was fascinated by the power of Tamil filmdom in state politics, igniting a passion for creating films that are socially and politically aware. To hone her creative skills as a filmmaker, Apoorva travelled to many countries: Sri Lanka, Israel, Italy, Jordan, England, and the USA to work on fiction and non-fiction projects. In 2016, she was selected to attend the International Filmmaking Academy in Bologna under the tutorship of award-winning directors Danis Tanovic and Claudia Llosa. Apoorva recently received her MFA degree from the Film and Tv School of the Academy of Performing arts, Czech Republic. Her graduation film Kanya will have its world premiere at the prestigious Busan International Film Festival 2020 ( South Korea ) in the Wide Angle: Asian short film competition category followed by a European Premiere at Raindance Film festival 2020 ( England ). Apoorva is currently based in Prague, developing her debut feature film while actively exploring short and long format film projects. Her primary goal is to explore personal stories around socially relevant contemporary ideas and themes.