Sanal Kumar Sasidharan

Sanal Kumar Sasidharan

India

A creative filmmaker must swim against the current.    

Biography

After completing studies in Zoology and Law, Sanal Kumar Sasidharan (1977, India) started work as a lawyer. As a film fanatic, he used his network to found Kazhcha Film Forum, a crowdfunding platform for the production of independent films. This provided a financial basis to make his own films. Kumar Sasidharan's short and feature films have received many awards in international film festivals. He won the Best Director Award in the Kerala State Film Awards 2014 for his debut feature film SIX FEET HIGH, which also received the FIPRESCI and NETPAC awards in the IFFK 2014. His film SEXY DURGA won the Hivos Tiger Award in IFFR 2017.

Films Selection