Meenu Gaur is a British-South Asian filmmaker, artist and academic. Her debut fiction feature as writer-director was an entry to the foreign film category at the Oscars. Her films have been theatrically released in the UK, USA, UAE, Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa, and on VOD platforms like Netflix and Amazon. Her films have received fourteen international awards, and have been reviewed and featured in several publications including The LA Times, The New York Times, Variety, Screendaily, Hollywood Reporter, NPR, Huffington Post, Deu- tsche Welle, The Gulf News, Khaleej Times, Variety, The Hindustan Times, The Ti- mes of India, The Express Tribune, amongst many others. Meenu's films have been screened as part of leading film festivals around the world, and universities inclu- ding Columbia, Stanford, NYU, Brown, Princeton, UCLA, Austin-Texas, Brandeis, Cuny, SOAS, Westminister, DMU (Leicester), amongst others. Meenu's current feature in development has been part of the Locarno International Film Festival’s Open Doors Programme, and the Berlinale Talent Campus, and the NIPKOW Film Programme in Berlin supported by Berlinale and the Medienboard. She has received several grants for her documentary films including Jan Vrijman Fund (IDFA) and the Goteborg Film Fund (Goteborg International Film Festival). Her video artwork was shown at the SAVVY Contemporary in Berlin and the FOMMA gallery in Karachi. Meenu completed a Ph.D. in Film Studies from SOAS, the University of London in 2010 and received the Felix Scho- larship, Charles Wallace Scholarship, amongst others for the same. SOAS, University of London, has recently installed her portrait on the school walls amongst portraits of “notable alumni who have had admirable careers.” She is currently tea- ching part-time at the TISCH Program at NYU London.
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