About

Kalpana Biswas (Front row, 2nd from L) with international filmmakers at a Backpack Video Journalism Workshop led by Bill Gentile(seated), Emmy-award winning video journalist in Washington DC.

Kalpana Biswas (Front row, 2nd from L) with international filmmakers at a Backpack Video Journalism Workshop led by Bill Gentile(seated), Emmy-award winning video journalist in Washington DC.

 

Kalpana Biswas is an independent documentary filmmaker based in Pittsburgh, Her films focus on the uncommon strength and resilience of women who overcome extreme life challenges to get back on their feet and make a difference.

Her current documentary film in progress features women filmmakers and artists from conflict regions — women helping to rebuild their shattered societies after periods of war and social turbulence.

Kalpana Biswas is Board Chairperson of Women in Film and Media, Pittsburgh, an organization dedicated to the education and support of, and advocacy for, women in the film and media industries. She is past-President of American Marketing Association, Pittsburgh Chapter.

Prior to filmmaking, Kalpana had a long career in marketing and strategic research in the US and India. She has an MBA from the Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Film Credits – IMDB:

“A New York Heartbeat” (2010): Locations Manager

“The Shot Felt ’Round the World” (2009): Research Coordinator.