Filmmaker from France / Sri Lanka
Pradeepan Raveendran was born in Jaffna, Sri Lanka, in 1981. He is a self-taught photographer and filmmaker. He has been living in Paris, France, since 2004, as a political refugee. His first short film, ''A Mango Tree in the Front Yard'', was an official selection at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2009 and subsequently nominated for a Golden Bear. His second short film, ''Shadows of Silence'', premiered at ‘Directors' Fortnight’ - Cannes Film Festival, in 2010.