Shiladitya Bora

Producer, Distributor/ Founder, Platoon One Films

An alumnus of Berlinale Talents, Shiladitya Bora has been associated with all aspects of films and filmmaking, from production, marketing, release and distribution to commissioning of projects for past ten years. He set up PVR Director’s Rare, the limited release arm of PVR Cinemas group, India’s biggest exhibitor, and successfully released more than 85 films. As the founding CEO of Drishyam Films, he is also largely responsible for building India’s most successful independent film studio. During his tenure at Drishyam, he produced many critically acclaimed films such as Masaan (Cannes Uncertain Regard 2015), Newton and Dhanak which went on to win awards at major film festivals such as Cannes and Berlinale respectively. Further, Newton was also selected as India's Official Entry to the Academy Awards in 2018. He was selected for Berlinale Talents in the year 2015, and his project Minefield was one of the selected 22 projects of Film Bazaar, NFDC Film Bazaar co-production market, Goa India in 2014. Shiladitya has been working on this project since the year 2014. He was also one of the top five finalists at the British Council Young Entrepreneur Awards in the Screen category. His maiden independent production ‘Yours Truly’ premiered at the Busan International Film Festival 2018 and was acquired by Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd for worldwide distribution. His directorial debut short film ‘Aapke Aa Jane Se’ has been very well received both nationally and globally. Shiladitya has been recently selected as a ‘Director’ to participate Kyoto Filmmakers Lab 2019.