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Gauri Adelkar is a screenwriter & director based in California. Born and raised in Mumbai, Adelkar moved to the US to study engineering. She worked as a software engineer in Boston before moving to New York to pursue her MFA in screenwriting & directing at Columbia University, where she was the 2018 recipient of the Breaking Barriers Award for Female Directors.
In 2020, Adelkar was the only participant selected by Film Independent as a Writer/Director Project Involve fellow and a finalist for the Tribeca Through Her Lens program.
Her film ‘THE LITTLE GODDESS’ was shortlisted for the 2019 BAFTA student film awards and won the Breaking Boundaries Prize at the Academy Qualifying Rhode Island International Film Festival. Adelkar's work has screened globally at venues such as the Hamptons International Film Festival, Athens International Video & Film Festival, New York Women in Film & Television Immigrant Series, amongst others. She recently completed production on her film starring Kalieaswari Srinivasan ('DHEEPAN,' 2015 Cannes Palme d'Or)
Adelkar is currently developing a TV series with Ivanhoe Pictures (CRAZY RICH ASIANS, DELHI CRIME) and writing-directing a commissioned feature.
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