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Gautam Chopra is a filmmaker, screenwriter, and editor. He received his MFA in Film Directing from Columbia University‚Äôs Graduate Film Program.

His work as a writer/director includes CAULIFLOWER & POTATOES, a finalist of the AbelCine Documentary Award; ALUMNI, which premiered at the Museum of FIne Arts, Boston; LICORICE, which screened at Palm Springs International ShortFest, Chicago South Asian Film Festival, and New York Indian Film Festival; and CANDLEPIN, which screened at Nantucket Film Festival, Independent Film Festival Boston, Asian American International Film Festival (NYC), and International Film Festival of South Asia (Toronto).

Gautam has also edited several films including the two-part documentary WHO TAKES AWAY THE SINS, about the Boston Clergy Abuse Crisis; the narrative film LAMBING SEASON, selected by IndieWire as one of the 10 Best Films of the Year; and SMOKE GRENADE, winner of the Best Narrative Short Prize at the Mystic Film Festival.

He currently teaches filmmaking and film studies at Emerson College and Boston College.


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B.A., University of Chicago
M.F.A., Columbia University