Kalpna Singh-Chitnis launches Silent River Film Festival
Kalpna Singh-Chitins, the Founder, Director and CEO of the Silent River Film Festival was born in Gaya (Bihar) India. She received her Master’s Degree in Political Science from Magadh University, Bodhgaya, and studied Film-Directing at the New York Film Academy ( Los Angeles).
Kalpna began her career as a Writer and Lecturer of Political Science. She also worked as an Actress and a Fashion-Model, before turning towards the film directing. She found success as a writer at the very young age and won many awards, including the prestigious Rajbhasha Award given by the government of Bihar, India, for her poetry collection “Chand Ka Paivand.”
She has also been conferred with the Title of Bihar-Shree. Kalpna’s writings have been published in major literary magazines and journals across the world. Her recent Poetry Album – Touched by the Devil features some of her best poems written in English and recited in her own voice. If you like Rumi, you will like the Touched by the Devil; that Kalpna calls it Poetry in Paradox.
In 2006, Kalpnaʼs short film Girl With An Accent screened at many film festivals and won Silver Award at the Mumbai Film Festival. Kalpna has also collaborated in making of many films in Hollywood. Her recently completed feature film Adios Mi Amigo (Goodbye My Friend), written, produced and directed by her, is going to hit the film festivals circuit soon.