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Ritesh Batra

Ritesh Batra

India

Scriptwriter, Film Director

TFL

FeatureLab - projects Trainer 2018
Decision Maker 2013
FrameWork Participant 2012

biography

Ritesh Batra is a writer/director based in Mumbai and New York.

In 2009, Batra was selected for the Sundance Writers and Directors labs for his feature project The Story of Ram. He was also named the Sundance Time Warner Storytelling Fellow and an Annenburg Fellow.

His short films have been presented in many international film festivals and fine arts venues. His recent short Café Regular, Cairo, shot on location in Cairo, Egypt won the Critics Prize (FIPRESCI) at the Oberhausen International Film Festival and the Jury Special Mention at Tribeca Film Festival. Café Regular, Cairo was recently acquired by broadcaster ARTE.

His feature screenplay Lunchbox won an Honorable Mention from the Jury at the 2012 edition of the Cinemart at the International Film Festival or Rotterdam and was part of the Berlinale Talent Project Market. Lunchbox was partly shot on location in Mumbai in the 2nd half of 2012. His upcoming feature Francophonie is a French and Hindi language film set in Mumbai.