Partho Gupte is an 19-year film student, currently in his junior year.
He was awarded the inaugural Laszlo Pal Emerging Filmmaker Award at the Friday Harbor Film Festival, San Juan.
His short, Shine & Shade is the recipient of the Scout Film Festival’s Emerging Filmmakers grant, instituted by the Colin Trevorrow, director of Jurassic World. The film is a portrayal of loneliness and isolation of the aged in Mumbai.
He began his journey in cinema as a child actor in the film ‘Stanley’s Lunch Box’(2011), winning several awards including Best Child Actor, Schlingel International Film Festival and the National Award (the highest honor accorded by the Government of India for artistic merit).
He followed this up with ‘Hawaa Hawaai’ or ‘Counting Dreams’ (2014), a film about Arjun, a dead cotton farmer’s son and his dream to become a roller-skater; the film also traveling to several international children’s film festivals including Giffoni, Italy and Schlingel, Germany.
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