After completing his Masters in Law Umesh Kulkarni started his filmmaking career as an assistant director with noted filmmakers Sumitra Bhave and Sunil Sukthankar. He was selected as the only Indian Student for the summer University course in LA Femis, Paris, in 2000 following which he joined the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune.
His films DEOOL (The Temple), VALU ( The Wild Bull), THREE OF US and VIHIR (THE WELL) got wide acclaim and won many national and international awards. He has also been invited as member of Jury for many well-known short film festivals like Clermont Ferrand short film festival.
UMESH VINAYAK KULKARNI
MAJOR FILMOGRAPHY &ACHIEVEMENTS
THREE OF US – 2008
Premiered in Berlin International Film Festival 2008 which won Special Jury Mention- Clermont Ferrand, France.
VALU (THE WILD BULL) 2008
Premiered in the Rotterdam Film Festival.
VIHIR (THE WELL) 2009
Berlin International Film Festival 2010
Rotterdam Film Festival-Netherlands
London Film Festival-UK
Melbourne Film Festival, Australia
DEOOL (THE TEMPLE) 2011
Premiered in the Rotterdam Film Festival-Netherlands and was screened in Abu Dhabi Film Festival. He won Best Direction- Pune International Film Festival.