Shalini Adnani is a London-based Chilean/Indian writer and director. A graduate of Bard College, Shalini initially worked in journalism and publishing gradually finding a passion in cinema.


Her short films Something More Banal  and Somebody’s Daughter had successful festival runs, winning Best Film at Bucharest Film Awards, and Best Student Film at the British Independent Film Festival. Something More Banal  was sold to Hewes Pictures.


Her script Yucca has been shortlisted for the Sundance Script Lab  and her TV pilot The Rapture was a semi-finalist at Atlanta Film Festival and Script Pipeline. She is a London Film School and Berlinale Talents Alumni.

She is currently in development for Kollam which took part in Torino Ext Script Lab in 2019.

She is a proud member of Brown Girls Doc Mafia.


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