Ankit Poudel is a Nepali filmmaker based in New York. He completed his MFA in Cinematic Arts at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA. He was awarded the Chancellor’s Award at University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee 2019 and 2020; the Adoor Gopalakrishnan Fellowship, 2020 ; and Infinite Scholarship 2017 by Infinite Studios, Singapore. His works have been screened at various film festivals including Sundance Film Festival, Festival du nouveau cinéma, ShortFest Palm Springs International Film Festival, DokuFest, Kyiv IFF Molodist, Raindance Film Festival, Atlanta Film Festival. He was awarded ‘Best Cinematography Award’ for short film ‘Gya’ at Indie Cyprus International Short Film Festival, 2018. His films have been awarded ‘Best Art Film’ in Asolo Art Film Festival 2020, Bronze Remi-award at WorldFest Houston 2020, ‘Grand Prix’ at Split Film Festival 2020, Honorable mention at Lima Alterna Festival Internacional de Cine 2020 and Best Narrative award at Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival 2020. He is currently developing his first feature length fiction film ‘Monkey Charmers and Toy Soldiers’.