Director Biography – AMRITANSHU (AGHATIT/UNBECOMING)

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Born in 1993, India based filmmaker Amritanshu has done his majors in Literature from University of Delhi, and later studied Journalism. He went on to develop his filmmaking skills at LV Prasad Film and TV Academy, Chennai.
Past exposure towards theatre along with literature during his student years formed the crux of his creative journey. In 2017, his first film ‘Balloons of Desire/Chahat ke Gubbare’ won the Best Short Film award at the prestigious Kolkata International Film Festival ‘17 and University Filmmakers Competition ‘18 by Filmmakers Without Borders. The film has also been officially selected in Delhi International Film Festival, Cut-In Student’s Film Festival, International Inter-University Short Film Festival by Dhaka University Film Society. His film has been internationally recognized by Film Aid where it was played in the world’s largest refugee camp, Dadaab refugee Camp; Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya.
His documentary ‘Grey’, too has been screened in Indian film festivals such as KASHISH Mumbai Queer Film Festival and Out and Loud Pune International Queer Film Festival.

Currently working as an independent filmmaker, his second film ‘Aghatit’ has started its festival journey. Apart from being a filmmaker, he is also working on his debut novel.