Ojaswwee Sharma

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Born (1989-04-10) April 10, 1989 (age 33)
New Delhi, India
NationalityIndian
CitizenshipIndia
Education
  • Engineering in Computer Science
  • MBA
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Mass Communication
Alma mater
  • Chitkara University
  • Panjab University
Occupation
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
Years active2012–present
OrganizationPinaka Mediaworks LLP and Rolling Frames Entertainment (RFE TV)
Known forKnown for producing content that’s rooted in reality and raises pertinent issues
TitleCo-Founder & Director
Awards
  • Best Director for Short Film (2018)
  • Best Documentary Film Critics Choice (2019)
Websiteojaswwee.com

Ojaswwee Sharma (born April 10, 1989) is an Indian filmmaker widely known for producing content that’s rooted in reality and raises pertinent issues. While his repertoire ranges from television shows, music videos to features, it’s the short films, told in his characteristic serious tone, that have won him international repute. His films highlight issues pertaining society, challenging the stereotypes, often saying the story of resilient human spirit. Ojaswwee's films have successfully made representation to more than 34 International Film Festivals with 12 Nominations and 9 Awards to his merit. He is th[1]e Festival Director and India Head for Sikhlens: Sikh Arts & Film Festival, Co-Founder & Director of Pinaka Mediaworks LLP and Rolling Frames Entertainment (RFE TV).[2][3]

Ojaswwee has received many Awards including "Best Director for Short Film" for Zubaan and The Last Date at Rajasthan International Film Festival 2018. He is Winner of 'Best Documentary Film Critics Choice' for Admitted at Rajasthan International Film Festival 2019.Filmography[4][5]

Life and career

Early life and education

Born in New Delhi, Ojaswwee did his initial schooling from Cambridge School, Srinivaspuri, New Delhi. He finished his high school from DAV Senior Secondary School Sector 8 Panchkula. He completed his senior secondary education from DAV Senior Secondary School Sector 8C Chandigarh. He pursued engineering in Computer Science from Chitkara University (Himachal Pradesh) followed by an MBA from Chitkara University (Himachal Pradesh). Ojaswwee holds Post Graduate Certificate in Mass Communication from Panjab University. He learnt the art of film making by getting hands one experience in assisting on film and television sets in Mumbai.[6][7][8]

Intermediate career

Ojaswwee served as Regional Manager from June 2014 – August 2016 at Haryana Knowledge Corporation Limited. With an academically sound background, he gave up corporate life to pursue his passion film making.[9][10]

Breakthrough

Ojaswwee’ stories are transpired from real life incidents and events. He started his film innings with assisting on Punjabi films and television campaigns. Journey further took him to Mumbai where he worked on corporate films and television as associate director. In 2015 he founded Rolling Frames Entertainment (RFE TV) and started directing and producing videos for digital platforms.[11][12]

He established Pinaka Mediaworks LLP in 2017 writing, producing and directing first short films Zubaan and The Last Date that got him recognition into mainstream Film festivals. The films proved to be a major game changer. He went on to direct Admitted which he started filming in 2018. A feature length documentary (description).[13]

Television career

Ojaswwee directed ‘Chaa Da Cup’ with Satinder Satti (2019) and LUCKY KABOOTAR (2018/Television Film/Punjabi) which was nominated for Best Comedy Film and Best Film with Social Message at PTC Box Office Awards 2020. He directed maiden episode of Anpe Bande produced by Leostride Entertainment.[14]

In 2019, Ojaswwee joined hands with ASHI, HARYANA to direct Samarpan (description).

Associations and Affiliation

Ojaswwee is a member of Indian Film & Television Director’s Association , Indian Motion Pictures Producer’s Association & Screenwriter Association of India . He is also member of Rotary Chandigarh Shivalik, TiE Chandigarh, Panjab University Alumni Association and Chitkara Alumni Network.

Affiliation: Ojaswwee is Empanelled with IIT Ropar Technology Business Incubator Foundation's (TBIF) - Business Evaluation and Monitoring Committee for Marketing, Advertising & Value Creation of Startups on the panel of external experts for evaluating applications / ideas from IIT Ropar students for incubation/start-ups companies.

Badalti Soch, LGBT, PGMIER, Rotary mention project.

Association with Sikh Lens

In 2019, Ojaswwee directed two films ‘Chaurassi’ (2019/Short/Hindi) and ‘SCARS After a 100 Years Of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre’ (2019 Documentary). He subsequently took on the role of Festival director and India Head (2020) for SIKHLENS: SIKH ARTS & FILM FESTIVAL 2020 (INDIA CHAPTER).

Films

Year Film Genre Language Direction Screenplay Story Dialogue Release
2020 The Visionary Documentary Punjabi & English Yes Yes In Post production
2019 Samarpan: An Offering Documentary Hindi & English Yes Yes Released
2019 Chaurassi Short Hindi & Punjabi Yes Yes Yes Awaited; Screening at Film Festivals
2019 Scars - That Remain After a 100 Years of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre Documentary Hindi & English Yes Awaited; Screening at Film Festivals
2019 Butter Toast Short Yes Yes Yes Released
2018 Admitted Feature Docudrama Yes Yes Released
2018 Lucky Kabootar Television Fiction Yes Yes Released
2018 Rooh Short Yes Yes Yes Released
2018 Badalti Soch Short Yes Yes Yes Released
2017 The Tide Of Time Short Yes Yes Released
2017 The Dichotomy Of Hope Short Yes Yes Released
2017 The Last Date Short Yes Yes Yes Yes Released
2017 Zubaan Short Yes Yes Yes Yes Released
2015 Gal Ban Gayi Short Yes Released
2015 Bodybuilding The Indian Way Short Yes Yes Released
2014 Ishq Brandy Feature Punjabi Released

Television

Year Film/Series/Show Channel Director Notes
2020 Chaa Da Cup with Satinder Satti PTC Punjabi Yes Director Season 1 All Episodes
2018 Lucky Kabootar PTC Punjabi PTC Box office Film
2017 Apne Bande PTC Punjabi Yes Directed 1st Episode - Mumbai

Awards & recognition

Official selections to film festivals

Year Film Festival Country Film Result
2020 Sikhlens: Sikh Arts and Film Festival 2020 India Chaurassi Official Selection
2020 Sikhlens: Sikh Arts and Film Festival 2020 India Scars - That Remain After a 100 Years of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre Official Selection
2020 Sikhlens: Sikh Arts and Film Festival 2020 India Rooh Official Selection
2020 Sikhlens: Sikh Arts and Film Festival 2020 India Zubaan Official Selection
2020 PTC Box Office Digital Film Awards 2020 India Lucky Kabootar Nominated
2020 PTC Box Office Digital Film Awards 2020 India Lucky Kabootar Nominated
2020 Lift-Off Sessions February 2020 United Kingdom Chaurassi Official Selection
2020 Lift-Off Sessions January 2020 United Kingdom Scars - That Remain After a 100 Years of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre Official Selection
2019 Sikhlens: Sikh Arts and Film Festival 2019 (Seattle) United States of America Scars - That Remain After a 100 Years of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre Official Selection
2019 Sikhlens: Sikh Arts and Film Festival 2019 (California) United States of America Chaurassi Official Selection
2019 Sikhlens: Sikh Arts and Film Festival 2019 (California) United States of America Scars - That Remain After a 100 Years of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre Official Selection
2019 Sikhlens: Sikh Arts and Film Festival 2019 (California) United States of America Butter Toast Official Selection
2019 BMO IFFSA Sikh Art & Film Festival 2019 (Brampton) Canada Rooh Official Selection
2019 Lift-Off Sessions 2019 United Kingdom Rooh Official Selection
2019 Impact DOCS Awards  2019 (California United States of America Admitted Official Selection
2019 Rajasthan International Film Festival 2019 (Jaipur) India Admitted Official Selection
2018 Inshorts Film Festival Nigeria Rooh Official Selection
2018 Inshorts Film Festival Nigeria The Tide Of Time Official Selection
2018 Tarang - Delhi international Queer Theatre and Film Festival 2018 (New Delhi) India Admitted Official Selection
2018 Independent Talents International Film Festival 2018 United States of America Admitted Official Selection
2018 Changing Face International Film Festival Australia Admitted Official Selection
2018 Lift-Off Sessions 2018 United Kingdom Loneliness Official Selection
2018 IFFI - NFDC Film Bazaar 2018 at (Goa) India Admitted Viewing Room
2018 Sikhlens: Sikh Arts & Film Festival 2018 (California) United States of America Rooh Official Selection
2018 5th Bioscope Global Film Festival 2018 (Amritsar) India Admitted Official Selection
2018 5th Bioscope Global Film Festival 2018 (Amritsar) India Badalti Soch Official Selection
2018 9th Jagran Film Festival 2018 (Mumbai) India Admitted Official Selection
2018 New Delhi Film Festival 2018 (New Delhi) India Admitted Official Selection
2018 Chandigarh Music & Film Festival 2018 (Chandigarh) India The Last Date Official Selection
2018 Chandigarh Music & Film Festival 2018 (Chandigarh) India Zubaan Official Selection
2018 Rajasthan International Film Festival 2018 (Jaipur) India The Last Date Official Selection
2018 Rajasthan International Film Festival 2018 (Jaipur) India Zubaan Official Selection
2017 Best Of India Short Film Festival 2018- by ShortsTV US United States Zubaan Official Selection
2017 Best Of India Short Film Festival 2018- by ShortsTV US United States The Last Date Official Selection
2017 Haryana International Film Festival 2017 (Hisar) India Zubaan Official Selection
2017 IFFI - NFDC Film Bazaar 2017 at (Goa) India Zubaan Official Selection
2017 IFFI - NFDC Film Bazaar 2017 at (Goa) India The Last Date Official Selection
2017 EchoFilmFestivals 2017 BRICS – EFF BRICS The Russian Federation (Moscow) Russia Zubaan Official Selection
2017 Sikhlens: Sikh Arts & Film Festival 2017 (California) United States Zubaan Official Selection
2017 Sikhlens: Sikh Arts & Film Festival 2017 (California) United States The Tide Of Time Official Selection
2017 Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival (Vancouver) Canada Zubaan Official Selection
2017 New Delhi Short Film Festival 2017 (New Delhi) New Delhi Zubaan Official Selection
2016 Punjabi Cinema Golden Honors 2016 (Jalandhar) India Bodybuilding The Indian Way Official Selection
2014 Punjabi Cinema Golden Honors 2014 (Jalandhar) India Kamley Official Selection
2012 NextGen Film Festival 2014 (Chandigarh) India Kamley Official Selection

Special Film Screenings

Year Venue Film Country
2019 American Centre - March 2019 (New Delhi) Admitted India
2018 Panjab University - September 2018 (Chandigarh) Admitted India

Acclaims & Awards

  1. First Indian Premiere of Chaurassi, Scars - After a 100 Years of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre & Rooh in India, 2020.
  2. Nomination for "Best Comedy Film" for Lucky Kabootar at PTC Box Office Digital Film Awards 2020 (India).
  3. Nomination for "Best Film with a Social Message" for Lucky Kabootar at PTC Box Office Digital Film Awards 2020 (India).
  4. International World Premiere of Chaurassi and Scars - After a 100 Years of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre in California, 2019.
  5. Award of Merit - Documentary Feature for Admitted at Impact DOC Awards 2019, California.
  6. Winner 'Best Documentary Film Critics Choice' for Admitted at Rajasthan International Film Festival 2019.
  7. Nominated - "Best Film" at Independent Talents International Film Festival 2018.
  8. Winner "Best Documentary Film" for Admitted at Bioscope Global Film Festival 2018.
  9. Special Mention for Documentary Film" for Admitted at New Delhi Film Festival 2018.
  10. "Special Mention for Short Film" for short films Zubaan and The Last Date at Chandigarh Music and Film Festival 2018
  11. Winner "Best Director for Short Film" for short films Zubaan and The Last Date at Rajasthan International Film Festival 2018.
  12. Winner "Best Short Film" for Zubaan at Rajasthan International Film Festival 2018.
  13. "Special Mention" for Zubaan at New Delhi Short Film Festival 2017
  14. Winner "Best Short Film" for Bodybuilding The Indian Way at Punjabi Cinema Golden Honors 2016.[15][16]

In the media

  

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  4. moGossip, Team. "Admitted –Transgender Story that is inspiring many and garnering all the love and adulation". moGossip. Retrieved 2020-10-13.
  5. moGossip, Team. ""Admitted", award winning docu-drama on TRANSGENDER Education Rights, relesases today, 13th June 2020; a film to reflect upon!". moGossip. Retrieved 2020-10-13.
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