Winner, Best Screenplay, 2013
Winner, Jury Grand Prize, 2013
Ritesh Batra is a writer/director based in Mumbai and New York. In 2009, Batra was selected for the Sundance Writers and Directors labs for his feature project The Story of Ram. He was also named the Sundance Time Warner Storytelling Fellow and an Annenburg Fellow. His short film Café Regular, Cairo was featured in the 2012 International Film Festival of Rotterdam the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival. Ritesh Batra was part of the 2011 Binger-NFDC Screenwriting Lab, it won an Honorable Mention from the Jury at the 2012 edition of the Cinemart at the International Film Festival of Rotterdam and was part of the Berlinale Talent Project Market.
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