Charudutt Acharya (India)

Charudutt Acharya is a US-based Indian filmmaker. His main body of work has been as a writer for over twenty five Indian (Hindi) TV drama shows which have fetched him top Indian TV industry awards. He has co-written two produced Hindi feature films and has two English-language feature scripts under optioned development. He has worked as First Assistant Director, made shorts, worked in radio, written for children’s picture books and taught scriptwriting. He has been a recipient of the Charles Wallace fellowship of the British Council, India. He is a graduate in Film Directing from the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) and holds an M.A. in Screenwriting from Royal Holloway, UK. He is represented by BFLA, London.

Naye Joote (New Shoes) — Humiliated for desiring fancy sneakers, a poor Mumbai family learns to live and love better in the countdown to Diwali (the festival of lights) of 1982.