Shakti Bhagchandani is the first screenwriter/director from the United Arab Emirates to have achieved international success. Her films have played at Sundance Film Festival, Venice International 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 and a recipient of a Hollywood Foreign Press Association Fellowship. Alongside her work as a filmmaker, she is an instructor of screenwriting & directing at Pratt Institute.
Columbia University, MFA in Screenwriting & Directing
King’s College London, BA in English Literature