Chithra Jeyaram

• Accomplished Director and Producer of films and videos in various formats [Digital and Film]
• Proficient editor in both AVID and FINAL CUT PRO platforms
• Skilled Educator for Documentary production and Editing
• Proficient with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and DVD Studio Pro
• Intro level 2 D Animator in Flash and After Effects

Education

M.F.A University of Texas, Austin. Major: Film Production. May 2012
Cert. George Washington University, Washington DC. Documentary filmmaking. June 2007
M.Sc University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Major: Human Movement Sciences. Thesis pending.
May2003.
Pg. Dip. Spastic Society of India, Chennai. Major: Special Education May 1999
B.P.T Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Porur. Major: Physical Therapy
May 1998.

Publications

Films Completed - Documentaries
• Rags to Pads, 3 min, Documentary - Directed, Filmed and Edited
Semifinalist, Focus Forward Filmmaker Competition
• MIJO, 10 min, Doc~mentary - Directed. co-filmed and co-edited
This film has played extensively in over 50 film festivals around the
world and won several awards.
PBS Online Film Festival 2013
• Drafted, 5 min, Documentary - Edited
Second Place in an editing contest
• Refugee Musings, 22 min, Documentary - Directed, edited and filmed
MA.LI Conference Austin 2011
• A Job, 9 min - Co-directed. co-produced and edited
10 Under 10 Film Festival, Austin, Texas 2010
• Squeezed Out of Business, 1 Omin Documentary - Directed, produced
and edited
Twin Rivers Media Festival, Asheville, North Carolina, 2009
10 Under 10 Film Festival, Austin, Texas 2009
U Frame Film Festival, Oporto, Portugal 2009
AFS Showcase at SXSW 2010
• Creating Hamlet - The art of silence, 12 min Documentary - Coproduced
Films Completed - Fiction
• Into the South, 20 min Fiction - Co-produced
Texas Filmmaker Showcase, 2012
• Meet Me Mambo, 22 min, Fiction - Co-produced
• Veedu [Home]. 7min Fiction - Directed, produced and edited
Austin Asian American Film Festival 2009
Asian American Studies Conference 2010
• Untitled Moon Project 8 min, Fiction - Director of Photography
Austin Film Festival, 2009
RTF Hollywood Showcase 2009
Asheville Film Festival 2009
Daytona Beach Film Festival 2009
Carolina Film and Video Festival 2009
 

 

Distinctions

Awards and Grants
• Winner Benevolent Media Pitch Night
• Common Wealth Broadcasting Association's Your World View
Documentary Filmmaking Grant, UK
• Post Production Grant for the Documentary "Foreign Puzzle" [in post
production]
• Pie Wagner Award
• Dina Sherzer Scholarship Award for Social Awareness
• Best Student Documentary Award, Twin Rivers Media Festival, N.C.
• Super Trooper Award - For integrity, value, passion and commitment in
patient care as a Physical Therapist.
• Mahatma Gandhi Travel Scholarship Award
 
Awards - For Short Documentary Mijo
• Second Place, Best Documentary Award at the 2012 Moving Media
Student Film Festival
• Best Short Documentary Award at the 21 " Arizona International Film
Festival, Tucson, Arizona, USA
• Audience Award at the 4"' Wallabout Film Festival, Brookyln, New York,
USA
• Best Documentary Award at the 45"' Humboldt Film Festival, Arcata,
California, USA
• Best Student Documentary Award at 4"' Annual Sene Film Festival,
Rhode Island. USA
• Best Student Documentary Award at the 17"' International Family Film
Festival , California, USA
• Best Student Film at Pennine Film Festival. Lancashire, UK