Director, 7th Empire Media
Filmmaker Shalini Kantayya finished in the top 10 out of 12,000 filmmakers on Fox's ON THE LOT, a Steven Spielberg show in search of Hollywood's next great director. Her sci-fi short, a DROP of LIFE, won Best Short at Palm Beach International and a Crystal Dior Nomination at Tokyo Short Shorts. A Fulbright Scholar, her work has received recognition from the Sundance Documentary Program, Jerome Hill Centennial, NY Women in Film and Television, and Media Action Network for Asian Americans. She is a Sundance Fellow and a TED Fellow, and was a finalist for the ABC | Disney Directing Fellowship.