Films Produced And Directed Are As Follows
GEARING UP
(27 minutes documentary)
The Indian Institutes of Technology(IIT's) are regarded as the hardest engineering school in the world to enter, with a sucess rate of 2% in the annual entrance examination. Their alumni have founded or run international companies (Sun Microsystems, Vodafone, Citigroup etc) and can be found everywhere from Silicon Valley to Wall Street to research labs across the globe, making the IIT graduate a highly prized commodity internationally."Gearing Up"is the story of four teenagers in the months leading up to IIT entrance examination considered by many as the most important in their lives.The documentary examines their motivations and ambitions, and asks fundamental questions regarding the nature of 'winning', 'losing', 'satisfaction' and 'happines' in a materially competitive world.
AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
PRODUCED, DIRECTED, SHOT AND EDITED BY:
SHEETAL S AGARWAL
ADDITIONAL CAMERA:
Alak Borker


ANIMATION BY:
Shashank Gupta

ORIGINAL MUSIC BY:
Peiyush Sharma

SCREENING HISTORY
San Francisco Bay Area International Children's Film Festival,USA, February 27th 2009

Women's International Film Festival, South Florida, USA, February 2009

KIDS FIRST! Film Festival, Sante Fe, USA, January 2009

Big Muddy Film Festival, February 2009

Lake Arrowhead Film Festival 4th April 2009

Space and Community A South Asian Film series, USA March 2009

CHINH India Community Film Festival, Delhi, India, March 2009

Crossroads Film Festival, Mississippi, USA April 2009

Astra Fil Festival,Romania, October 2009