Award-winning writer-director Bikas Mishra’s debut feature “Chauranga” won Grand Jury Prize at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles and was declared Best Indian Feature at Mumbai Film Festival (MAMI).
His short film “Naach Ganesh” (Dance of Ganesha) widely travelled to prestigious festivals including Clermont Ferrand (France), Rotterdam (The Netherlands), Busan (South Korea) and IFFLA (Los Angeles).
He adapted and directed Badal Sarkar's classic play "Pagla Ghoda" for HotStar and also wrote and directed a web-feature "Guy in the Sky" as a HotStar Original.
He holds, a masters degree from the Mass Communication Research Centre (MCRC) Jamia, New Delhi. Prior to his filmmaking career, Bikas worked as a special Features show producer for CNBC-TV18.
In 2012, he was invited on the Visionary Jury of Critics Week of the Cannes Film Festival.
Bikas is currently a Global Media Makers (GMM) fellow of Film Independent, Los Angeles and developing his next feature project which is supported by Hubert Bals Fund of International Film Festival Rotterdam.
“For a first film which feels like a truly mature piece of work. The film strikes you hard because it is true, sincere, extremely accomplished, and tremendously powerful”.
- MAMI Jury 2014