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'' which 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 ‘Director’s Fortnight’ - the Cannes International Film Festival in 2010.