Nomination Details

Ceremony Year 2018
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Nomination Detail

Ivan Ayr grew up in northern India. Despite receiving a degree in Electrical Engineering, he pursued postgraduate studies in the United States in English literature as well as screenwriting and directing. At the San Francisco Film Society he wrote and directed his first short film Lost and Found (2014). His second short Quest for a Different Outcome (2015) won Best Short Film at San Jose International Short Film Festival. Soni is Ayr’s feature directorial debut and was one of the five films selected by India’s National Film Development Corporation to be part of the prestigious ‘Work in Progress’ Lab at Film Bazaar, where it was mentored by French editor Jacques Comets and veteran festival director Marco Mueller.


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