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Vir Srinivas - Filmmaker

VIR SRINIVAS

Filmmaker

Vir is a young award-winning feature film writer, producer and director. He was trained at Sydney Film School, where he gained a Diploma of Screen and Media. He is currently attending Emerson College in Boston, where he is completing a BA in Media Arts Production.

Vir's credits include "Orders from Above" (feature) and "The Proselyte" (short), which have screened and achieved awards at numerous film festivals worldwide. "Orders from Above" was distributed by Gravitas Ventures in 2022 and released internationally on Amazon Prime, Apple TV, Vudu and more. His screenplays have also garnered acclaim and won prestigious screenwriting competitions with top prizes at the Fade In Awards and the Final Draft Big Break® Screenwriting Contest.

Contact Vir at virsrinivasfilmmaker@gmail.com.

WORK

WORK

AWARDS

HONOURS AND AWARDS

Orders from Above

Melbourne Underground Film Festival

Winner - Best Feature Film

Mannheim Arts and Film Festival

Winner - Best History Film

International Symbolic Art Film Festival

Winner - Best Feature War Film

Las Vegas International Film & Screenwriting Festival

Winner - Best Historical - Period Piece

Istanbul Film Awards

Winner - Best First Time Director

Istanbul Film Awards

Winner - Best Jewish

Kiez Berlin Film Festival

Winner - Best History Film

​Brussels Capital Film Festival

Winner - Best Historical

Berlin Indie Film Festival

Winner - Best Historical

Accolade Global Film Competition

Winner - Jewish

HALO International Film Festival

Winner - Best War Film

HALO International Film Festival

Winner - Best Director Debut​

Cannes World Film Festival

Winner - Best Historical Film

Cannes World Film Festival

Winner - Best Black & White Film

Cannes World Film Festival

Winner - Best Jewish Film

Los Angeles Film Awards

Winner - Best Docudrama

Los Angeles Film Awards

Nominee - Best First Time Director

Cannes World Film Festival

Nominee - Best Biographical Feature Film

Cannes World Film Festival

Nominee - Best First Time Filmmaker

Madrid International Film Festival

Nominee - Best Cinematography in a Docudrama

Madrid International Film Festival

Nominee - Talented New Director

Madrid International Film Festival

Nominee - Jury Award

Near Nazareth Festival

Finalist

Ventotene Film Festival

Finalist

Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival

Semi-Finalist

Lonely Wolf International Film Festival

Semi-Finalist

Changing Face International Film Festival

Bi-Annual Semi-Finalist

Sydney Lift-Off Film Festival

Official Selection

Melbourne Lift-Off Film Festival

Official Selection

First-Time Filmmaker Sessions

Official Selection

FLICKERFAIR Film Festival

Official Selection

RED Movie Awards

Official Selection

International Police Award Arts Film Festival

Official Selection

The Proselyte

Perth Independent Film Festival

Winner - Best Drama

Sanctuary International Film Festival

Nominee - Best Australian Short

GoldBlink Short Film Awards

Nominee - Best Indie Short

Lonely Wolf International Film Festival

Semi-Finalist

Changing Face International Film Festival

Monthly Finalist

North Bellarine Film Festival

Official Selection

Sydney Lift-Off Film Festival

Official Selection

Melbourne Lift-Off Film Festival

Official Selection

Cinema4Screen Film Festival

Official Selection

Thessaloniki Free Short Festival

Official Selection

World Distribution Award

Honourable Mention

The Prosecution (screenplay)

Final Draft Big Break® Screenwriting Contest

Winner - Best Historical

Fade In Awards

Winner - Best True Story/Biopic

The Golden Script Competition

Semi-Finalist

Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival.

Semi-Finalist

Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Semi-Finalist

Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Quarter-Finalist

WeScreenplay Feature Lab

Quarter-Finalist

Outstanding Screenplays Feature Competition

Quarter-Finalist

ScreenCraft True Story & Public Domain Competition

Quarter-Finalist

Scriptation Showcase Script Competition

Quarter-Finalist

The Guns at Cowra (screenplay)

Discovery Int Fest of Film & Story

Winner - Best Feature Screenplay

Changing Face International Film Festival

Winner - Screenplay Of The Month

Fade In Awards True Story/Biopic Competition

2nd Place

The Golden Script Competition

Finalist

Script Summit

Finalist

Fade In Awards First Ten Pages Competition

Semi-Finalist

Santa Barbara International Screenplay Awards

Semi-Finalist

NYC International Screenplay Awards

Semi-Finalist

Screenwriters Network Screenplay Competition

Semi-Finalist

Emerging Screenwriters Drama Screenplay Competition

Semi-Finalist

Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival

Semi-Finalist

Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards

Quarter-Finalist

StoryPros International Screenplay Contest

Quarter-Finalist

Miami Screenplay Awards

Quarter-Finalist

Wiki Screenplay Contest

Quarter-Finalist

Chicago Screenplay Awards

Quarter-Finalist

​​Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Quarter-Finalist

Richmond International Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Quarter-Finalist

Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition

Quarter-Finalist

Table Read My Screenplay Competition

Quarter-Finalist

CineStory Feature Retreat and Fellowship Competition

Quarter-Finalist

Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Official Selection

At the Gates (screenplay)

Creative World Awards

Semi-Finalist

ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship

Quarter-Finalist

Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards

Quarter-Finalist

Filmmatic Inroads Fellowship

Quarter-Finalist

Scriptation Showcase Script Competition

Quarter-Finalist

Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Official Selection

VIDEOS

VIDEOS

The Proselyte | 20 min Short Film

A Catholic priest with a dark past wrestles with his faith after he hears a confession from an active serial killer.

Orders from Above | Official Trailer

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PRESS

PRESS

Authority Magazine

Vir Srinivas: 5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me When I First Became a Filmmaker

MAKING A GOOD FILM IS NOT ENOUGH: A film exists to be seen. In addition to being a filmmaker, one must be a marketer, manager and negotiator.

Indian Link

Vir Srinivas, 20, wins at Cannes with debut film Orders From Above

Vir settled on a story that was interesting, yet possible to be shot in one or two simple indoor locations: the true story of the interrogation of Nazi war criminal, Adolf Eichmann, by Israeli police.

Fandomize

Vir Srinivas tackles human capability in his debut film, "Orders from Above"

Vir Srinivas has made quite a name for himself as a filmmaker with his debut historical drama, Orders from Above. Orders from Above has racked up international awards at an...

FilmInk

20-year-old Wins Top Prize at Melbourne Film Festival on a Zero-Budget during Pandemic

Vir Srinivas, a young Sydneysider, didn't have any experience in filmmaking. He didn’t have a degree in filmmaking. And he certainly didn’t have any money to make a film.

To Tony Productions

Orders from Above Film Spotlight

Today's film spotlight focuses on the feature film Orders from Above directed by Vir Srinivas.

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Contact Vir at virsrinivasfilmmaker@gmail.com