Siddharth Sinha

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Siddharth Sinha is an award winning Indian filmmaker. His Bhojpuri short film, Udedh Bun won the Silver Bear at 58th Berlin International Film festival in 2008. This was the first such award in the history of Bhojpuri cinema. This film by the young director was also awarded the National Film Awards for Best Short Fiction Film in the year 2008.

Siddharth Sinha was born in Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh, in the year 1978. He moved to Delhi at a very young age and received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the Delhi University. He went on to complete his graduation in in film direction from the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune in the year 2007.

Siddharth Sinha’s Career

He made his directorial debut with Rangbela in 2005, a 10-minute docu-fiction film screened at the 2006 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam.

He was selected in the director’s batch of 2006 Berlinale Talent Campus on the basis of his one-minute preview to a projected documentary, which subsequently became his graduation short film Udedh Bun (Un-ravel). It is a coming of age story of a young boy in an Indian village while taking care of his bedridden mother. Siddharth himself wrote the script of his award winning film.

Udedh Bun was featured in all the major film festivals including Pusan and Edinburgh.

He has aslo directed a music video for Kailash Kher’s first music album, “Kailasha”. He was invited as a jury member in Netherlands to the “Noor de Lijk film festival”. Recently, the selection committee of Mumbai Film Festival 2009 invited him as an honorary member.

In November, 2009, his feature film “Twosome” (Hindi working title, Do Duni)
an Indo-French co-production won the “Best Pomising Film Project Award” by Hubert Bals Fund, International Film Festival Rotterdam. This film also won a cash prize of €5,000 at the film bazaar co-production market at the 2009 IFFI. He has also received a official invite to Cinemart, Rotterdam International Film Festival in January 2010.

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