Roshan Bhondekar

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Born (1987-08-30) August 30, 1987 (age 34)
Tumsar, Maharashtra, India
NationalityIndian-Spanish
CitizenshipIndia/Spain
EducationBE in Information Technology
Alma materIIT, Kanpur
Occupation
  • Writer
  • Filmmaker
Known forKnown for award-winning short films and non-fiction books
Awards
  • Special Festival Mention (2018)
  • Best 1st Time Filmmaker (2018)
Websiteroshanbhondekar.com

Roshan Bhondekar (born 30 August 1987) is an Indian-Spanish[1] writer, and filmmaker[2] known for award-winning short films and non-fiction books.

Early life

Bhondekar grew up in Tumsar town in the Bhandara district of Maharashtra.[3]

Career

Bhondekar worked for Electronic Data Systems at their India office as a Software Engineer for nearly three plus years and wrote Love – The Key to Optimism while he was in India.[4] He then moved to Spain in 2018 to focus full-time on his writing and film making career while working with IT Multi national company.[5]

Books

  • Love - The Key To Optimism: Path Towards Happiness, 2015.[6][7]
  • The Frame: An Art of Optimism, 2018.[8]

Filmography

Year Short Film Director Writer Notes Ref.
2018 Hausla Aur Raste Yes Yes Best 1st Time Filmmaker, Special Festival Mention [9]
2019 The Shoes Yes Yes Liberation and Social Justice and Protest, Special Mention [10][11]

Awards

Year Nominated work Category Award Result Notes Ref.
2018 Hausla Aur Raste Short Film Best 1st Time Filmmaker Won Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes, France [12]
2018 Hausla Aur Raste Short Film Special Festival Mention Won 7th Delhi Shorts International Film Festival, India
2019 The Shoes Audience Choice Award - Nominated F5: FPP Financial Focus FilmFest, Florida, USA [13]
2019 The Shoes Liberation, Social Justice, Protest Award of Recognition Won Accolade Global Film Competition Award, San Diego, USA [14]
2019 The Shoes XI RNE Short Film - Nominated XI RNE Short Film Contest on RTVE, Spain [15]
2020 The Shoes Short Film Special Mention Won Global Shorts Film Competition, Los Angeles, USA [16]


Roshan Bhondekar in the media

  

References

  1. "Published author Roshan Bhondekar from India turned to International Award-Winning Filmmaker". www.ibtimes.co.in. 2020-04-21. Retrieved 2020-10-19.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. "'The Shoes' shines by polishing child poverty before worldSlug: Crushed Childhood | Nagpur News - Times of India". The Times of India. 2020-02-09. Retrieved 2020-10-19.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. "From small-town balloon seller to int'l author | Nagpur News - Times of India". The Times of India. 2016-10-29. Retrieved 2020-10-19.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. "कभी सड़कों पर गुब्बारे बेचता था ये युवक, एक किताब से 127 देशों में ऐसे हुआ फेमस". Dainik Bhaskar (in हिन्दी). 2016-10-21. Retrieved 2020-10-19.
  5. "From Tumsar to Spain". The Bridge Chronicle. 2020-02-24. Retrieved 2020-10-19.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. "Hausla Aur Raste an Indian Short Film By Roshan Bhondekar Won Two Prestigious Awards at International Film Festivals | 📰 LatestLY". LatestLY. 2020-04-22. Retrieved 2020-10-19.
  7. "IES Tetuán de las Victorias, de Madrid". buzondealcance.com (in español). 2017-12-04. Retrieved 2020-10-22.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. "Roshan Bhondekar celebrates the victory of his short film titled 'The Shoes' by paying a tribute to Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor". Cine Talkers. 2020-05-05. Retrieved 2020-10-19.
  9. "Hausla Aur Raste an Indian Short Film By Roshan Bhondekar Won Two Prestigious Awards at International Film Festivals". in.news.yahoo.com. 2020-04-22. Retrieved 2020-10-22.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. "'The Shoes' by esteemed writer Roshan Bhondekar receives global fame!". mid-day. 2020-04-24. Retrieved 2020-10-19.
  11. Staff, Scroll (2020-05-08). "Watch: Roshan Bhondekar's short film on poverty won a 'special mention' at a US film competition". Scroll.in. Retrieved 2020-10-22.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. "Hausla Aur Raste an Indian Short Film By Roshan Bhondekar Won Two Prestigious Awards at International Film Festivals". santabanta.com. 2020-04-28. Retrieved 2020-10-22.
  13. "Internationally acclaimed author Roshan Bhondekar's The Shoes bags another milestone at the 'Global Shorts' Film Competition in Los Angeles". The statesman. 2020-04-30. Retrieved 2020-10-22.
  14. "तुमसर ते अमेरिका...व्हाया 'द शूज'". Maharashtra Times (in मराठी). 2020-05-11. Retrieved 2020-10-22.
  15. "XI Concurso de Cortos RNE - The shoes". www.rtve.es (in español). 2020-04-28. Retrieved 2020-10-22.
  16. "Roshan Bhondekar dedicates the victory of his short film titled The Shoes to late actors Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor". www.thehansindia.com. 2020-05-06. Retrieved 2020-10-22.

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