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Alien Kulture chosen for 1497, a talent incubator that uplifts and supports creators of South Asian descent. 
Iesh was selected for the 2021 Film Independent Screenwriting Lab and the Fast Track Finance Market, with his feature 'Alien Kulture'. 
Iesh named 1 of 25 UK 'Lodestars' Rising Stars of Cinema by Film London.
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Alien Culture will have International Premiere will be in April 2019 @ 
Oscar and BAFTA qualifying Aspen ShortsFest.
Sarah Seulki Oh selected for 2018 Sundance Producer's Lab for screenplay 
written & directed by Iesh Thapar. 
Iesh and Sarah will be attending the lab and filmmaking summit in Utah this August. 
Iesh Thapar and Sarah Seulki Oh selected for London Calling Plus 2018.
Iesh will be making a proof of concept short with the support of Film London & The BFI Network. 
Iesh has been awarded a 2017 John Brabourne Award. 
JBA is a talent development programme ran by the CTBF in the UK. 
TV in the Fish Tail (Columbia University Thesis Film) completed!
April 2017 


Iesh's thesis film 'TV in the Fish Tail', which was shot in the Indian Trans-Himalayas, is complete. It is currently being submitted to film festivals worldwide.  



Antarctica (Columbia University Non-Thesis Film) completed!
April 2016 


Iesh's thesis film 'Antarctica' is finished. It will premiere at Columbia Univeristy Film Festival on Friday May 13th at 7pm in Program A at the Lincoln Center. Details below!



Iesh awarded BAFTA LA SCHOLARSHIP for second time... 
April 2016


Iesh has been awarded the presitgious BAFTA LA Scholarship for the 2016-2017 Academic year. 

ESPN/Tribeca 'Future Filmmaker Prize'
February 2016


Iesh Thapar and Sarah Seulki Oh have been awarded funding and support to make a short doc based in Israel.


"Against tumultuous circumstances special relations form amongst Arab, Jewish, and Armenian teenagers in an unconventional running club in the historic city of Jerusalem"


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Antarctica (Columbia University Thesis Film)
January 2016


Iesh will be shooting his first Columbia University MFA Thesis Film in January 2016. 'Antarctica' is a short film based on the award wining short story by Irish Claire Keegan. 


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Spiti Photo Journey (Filmmaking Residency)
August 2015


Iesh is pleased to announce that he has been selected for the 'Carpe Diem Spiti Photo Journey' - an artist residency taking place in the Himalayas (India). Iesh will developing a number of projects during his time there, including his thesis film 'TV in the Fish Tail'. 

Maine Media Workshops

December 2014


At the beginning of January Iesh will be joining thirteen other Columbia University Film Students at the Maine Media Workshop - a week-long screenwriting retreat run by Producer, Writer and Director, Rose Troche. 


'Concrete River' Completed
December 2014


Iesh is pleased to announce that his latest short film, 'Concrete River' is now complete and ready for Film Festival Submissions. Stay tuned!

Iesh awarded BAFTA LA SCHOLARSHIP top prize. 
August 2014 


Iesh has been awarded the presitgious BAFTA LA Scholarship for the 2014-2015 Academic year. He was awarded the top prize. 

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