Independent filmmaker based in Kolkata, India. akashvijsharma@gmail.com
Company
Great Indian Noise Pictures
Akash Sharma is an independent film director and editor based in Kolkata, India. He has studied filmmaking (MFA) in the Sarajevo Film Academy's film.factory program under the mentorship of Hungarian filmmaker Bela Tarr and German maestro Fred Kelemen. He has been tutored by the likes of Lav Diaz, Zeki Demirkubuz, Jonathan Rosenbaum, Jacques Ranciere, Abel Ferrara, Cristian Mungiu and Atom Egoyan. Akash also worked as 1st assistant director in India with filmmaker Aditya Vikram Sengupta (on his second feature film, ‘Jonaki’), who won the best debut film award in Venice Days 2014 for his film 'Labor of Love'.
Akash’s first short film, 'The Mute Call' (2015), travelled to various national and international festivals including the South African International Film Festival (Rapid Lion), Sanford International Film Festival (US), InShorts Film Festival (UK), Goa Short Film Festival, International Film Festival of South Asia (Canada) and Kolkata Short Film Festival (Best Film).
His second short film, 'Wedding Preparations in the Country' (2017), produced in Bosnia, was in competition at the International and Short Film Festival of Kerala (IDSFFK 2017), SiGNS Film Festival Kochi, Kalpanirjhar Film Festival (Kolkata), Viva Film Festival (Bosnia), Jahorina Film Festival (Bosnia), Tuzla Film Festival (Bosnia), Slow Film Festival (London, UK) and Kolkata Short Film Festival (Best Film). The film was picked up by Gonella Productions (France) for worldwide distribution.
Akash’s third short film, ‘The Fall’ (2018), also produced in Bosnia, had its world premiere in the Sarajevo Film Festival 2018, and was also selected to compete in short fiction section in the Laceno D’Oro Film Festival in Italy in 2018.
Akash has also been a visiting/guest faculty in Chandigarh University’s film studies and filmmaking departments. He has been covered by ‘The Times of India’ Pune edition (India's best-selling newspaper) as one of the most promising young filmmakers in the country in 2014. He has also been covered by the best magazine for independent filmmaking in India, ‘Film India Worldwide’ run by Ms.Uma DCunha. His films ‘Wedding Preparations in the Country’ and ‘The Fall’ were featured in the magazine in the March- April and July-August issue of 2018. He has also been featured on regional TV channel, Mon TV, which showcased his film, The Mute Call, followed by an interview/ Q & A on regional television.
Akash graduated in Media & Communication (Audio-Visual Specialization) in 2014 from Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication (UG), Pune, India. He now works and runs an independent film production house, Great Indian Noise Pictures, in Kolkata. He is currently in the final stages of post-production of his first full-length feature film, Atma-Manthan (Soul-Churning) shot in Calcutta/Kolkata, India.
Official Selection in Main Competition
The Fall
Laceno D'Oro Film Festival
Avellino
2018
Official Selection (BiH Film Program)
The Fall
Sarajevo Film Festival
Sarajevo
2018
Official Selection in Main Competition
Wedding Preparations in the Country
Tuzla Film Festival
Tuzla
2018
Best Short Film
Wedding Preparations in the Country
Jahorina Film Festival
Pale
2018
Official selection in competition- short fiction
Wedding Preparations in the Country
Kalpanirjhar International Short Film Festival
Kolkata
2017
Best Film
Wedding Preparations in the Country
Kolkata Shorts Film Festival
Kolkata
2017
Official Selection in competition
Wedding Preparations in the Country
International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala
Trivandrum
2017
Official Selection
The Mute Call
Ahmednagar International Short Film Festival
Ahmednagar, Maharashtra
2015
Best Film
The Mute Call
Kolkata Shorts/Docs
Kolkata
2015
2nd Runner up for Best Film Award
The Mute Call
Cinesthesia Film Festival
Kolkata, India
2015
Best Editing, Best Sound Design
The Mute Call
The East Side Story Film Festival
Pune, India
2015
Official selection in competition- short fiction
Wedding Preparations in the Country
SiGNS Film Festival, 2108
Kochi
Official Selection in Main Competition
Wedding Preparations in the Country
Viva Film Festival, 2018
Sarajevo
College
Sarajevo Film Academy (film.factory)
MFA in Filmmaking
20152016
College
Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication (UG), Pune
Bachelor in Media Studies (BMS)
20112014
Birth Date
October 20, 1992
Birth City
Kolkata
Current City
Kolkata
Hometown
Kolkata
Gender
Male
Ethnicity
Indian
Independent filmmaker based in Kolkata, India. akashvijsharma@gmail.com
Company
Great Indian Noise Pictures
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