Director / Co-Writer / Associate Producer
Mangesh Joshi ventured into filmmaking after completing his engineering studies in year 2003. He started with documentary films and short films, many of which were recognized at several Indian film festivals. His first short film, Sweekar won awards for Best Short Film at many prestigious film festivals. He went on to work with National award winning directors like Sanjay Surkar, Sumitra Bhave and Sunil Sukhtankar.
His first feature length screenplay was selected for NFDC Writers’ Lab section in year 2007 and was mentored by Oscar winner, Danis Tanovic and BAFTA nominee, Olivia Hetreed, Anjum Rajabali and Mani Ratnam. NFDC produced his debut feature film ‘He’ which was in the official selection for several film festivals.
Lathe Joshi was his first feature film as a writer-director-producer. The film screened at over 20 international film festivals across the globe and won 11 awards. He won the jury award for Best Director at Zee Chitra Gaurav Marathi awards, 2018.
Lathe Joshi opened to sterling critical and audience reviews on 13th July 2018.
Karkhanisanchi Waari is his third film as a director. The film was selected in prestigious ‘Film Bazaar Recommends’ section to showcase for National and international distribution and film festivals.