Anand Gandhi


Anand Gandhi (*1985) is a filmmaker, playwright and artist, deeply interested in philosophy, evolutionary psychology and magic. His work in theatre, television and short cinema has been appreciated by audiences around the world, and has won him several awards in the past decade. Ship of Theseus is his first feature. After opening the City-to-City section at the Toronto International Film Festival, it won honours at the international film festivals of Tokyo, Mumbai, Dubai and London. Recently, the Critics' Circle UK celebrating its centenary, voted it on a list of 15 "life-changing" films.

He is now engaged in writing, directing and producing films under his banner Recyclewala Films, started with actor Sohum Shah.


Voted “The film that changed my life” by the Critics’ Circle, UK; Nominated for Best Screenplay at the Asian Film Awards 2013; Best Actress Award for Aida Elkashef at the Dubai International Film Festival; Jury Award for Technical Excellence for Pankaj Kumar at the Mumbai Academy of Moving Images (MAMI) Festival; Best Artistic Contribution Award for Pankaj Kumar at the Tokyo International Film Festival; Jury Special Mention at the BFI London Film Festival; Nominated for the Sutherland Prize by the British Film Institute; Opening Film, City to City section at the Toronto International Film Festival Amongst the top 15 films reviewed at the Brisbane International Film Festival; Listed by Forbes India as amongst the Top 5 films of the year; Official Selection at International Film Festival Rotterdam; Contribution to Cinema Award at the Naya Cinema Festival

2006 CONTINUUM (short)
International Young Filmmakers Award, up-and-coming Hannover Film Festival, 2007; Official Selection at the Syracuse International Film Festival

Best Short, Syracuse International Film Festival; Official Selection, Tribeca Film Festival; Audience Choice Award, Shnit Film Festival