DIRECTOR’S BIO AND FILMOGRAPHY
Indian Independent filmmaker Sanal Kumar Sasidharan was born in 1977 in Kerala. He started as a lawyer, but his passion for cinema led him to form a film society Kazhcha Film Forum in 2001 for making independent movies through crowd-funding. Oraalppokkam (Six Feet High, 2014), his debut feature-length movie produced by Kazhcha won him the Kerala State Film Award for the Best Director. His second film Ozhivudivasathe Kali (An Off-Day Game, 2015) was awarded as the Best Feature Film. Both the films received the FIPRESCI awards in the International Film Festival of Kerala. Sanal’s third film Sexy Durga (2017) was premiered in the competition section of the International Film Festival of Rotterdam (IFFR2017). The film won the Hivos Tiger award and received wide critical acclaim. His fourth feature Unmadiyude Maranam(Death of Insane) is under process. Sanal is noted for his organic kind of filmmaking without a written script and a well-bound storyline.