– Hosted at G5A Foundation for Contemporary Culture
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About the speaker
Born in Mumbai in 1987, Chaitanya Tamhane is an English literature graduate from Mithibai College of Arts. He has written and directed a feature-length documentary titled FOUR STEP PLAN (2006), chronicling the trends of plagiarism in Indian cinema. His first full-length play as a writer-director, Grey Elephants in Denmark opened to critical acclaim in Mumbai and had several successful shows at prestigious venues. SIX STRANDS (2010), his first fictional short film was screened at various international film festivals including Rotterdam International Film Festival, Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Slamdance, and many others. Chaitanya’s debut feature film, COURT (2014), premiered at the 71st Venice Film Festival, where it won the Lion of the Future award for best debut and the Orizzonti award for Best film. Since then, the film has gone on to win 32 international awards at various prestigious film festivals as well as the National Award for Best Feature Film (2015). He was recently featured in Forbes Asia’s list of 300 young achievers under the age 30.
The G5A Foundation for Contemporary Culture is a not-for-profit organization, that supports contemporary art and culture, good governance, and sustainability.
Through a series of diverse programs and projects G5A is committed to nurturing a vibrant, safe, and inclusive platform that encourages all that is new, creative, and just – in thought and expression.
In doing so, their endeavour is to enrich people’s lives, rebuild resilient and responsible communities, and strengthen the cultural fabric of Mumbai.