Shakti Bhagchandani

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Visiting Assistant Professor Film and Video (718) 636-3633 p Brooklyn Campus, Activity Resource Center LL

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Columbia University, MFA in Screenwriting & Directing
King's College London, BA in English Literature


Shakti Bhagchandani is a filmmaker from Dubai, United Arab Emirates. She completed her BA in English Literature at King's College London, and recently graduated with her MFA in Film from Columbia University. She is the first writer/director from the UAE to have her work showcased at Sundance Film Festival, Brooklyn Academy of Music, BFI London Film Festival, Hamptons International Film Festival, Chicago International Film Festival, and others. She is an alum of the Sundance Screenwriters Intensive Lab, an alum of the National Academy of Sciences' documentary filmmaker lab, and a recipient of a Hollywood Foreign Press Association Fellowship. Alongside her work as a filmmaker and an instructor of screenwriting & directing, she also volunteers with the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network.