Bikas Ranjan Mishra
Bikas Ranjan Mishra Award-winning Writer-Director Bikas Mishra’s debut feature “Chauranga” won Grand Jury Prize at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles and was declared Best Indian Feature at Mumbai Film Festival (MAMI). His short film “Naach Ganesh” (Dance of Ganesha) widely traveled to prestigious festivals including Clermont Ferrand (France), Rotterdam (The Netherlands), Busan (South Korea) and IFFLA (Los Angeles). He adapted and directed Badal Sarkar's classic play "Pagla Ghoda" for HotStar and also wrote and directed a web-feature "Guy in the Sky" as a HotStar Original. Bikas holds a Masters degree from the Mass Communication Research Centre (MCRC) Jamia, New Delhi. Prior to his film-making career, Bikas worked as a special Features show producer for CNBC-TV18. In 2012, he was invited on the Visionary Jury of Critics Week of the Cannes Film Festival. An alumnus of ScriptStation, Berlin and Binger Film Lab, Amsterdam, Bikas received prestigious Hubert Bals Fund for his upcoming project. He teaches screenwriting at Mumbai University’s Ramesh Sippy Academy of Cinema and Entertainment (RSACE) and serves as a Script Mentor at NFDC’s Screenwriters’ Lab. He also serves on the Executive Committee of the Screenwriters Association (SWA).