Dev Benegal is a New York based filmmaker. He is considered the pioneer of the next generation of Indian cinema with his award-winning first feature film ‘English, August’ (1994) acknowledged as a landmark film in contemporary Indian cinema. His second feature ‘Split Wide Open’ (1999) premiered at the Venice Film Festival and won multiple awards during its festival run. ‘English, August’ was the first Indian theatrical acquisition of 20th Century Fox. His feature film script ‘Road, Movie’ (2009) was an official selection for the prestigious Atelier de Cannes at the Cannes International Festival. ‘Road, Movie’ then premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and was selected as the Opening Night film at the Generation Plus section at the Berlin International Film Festival. Dev is also an advisor to the eQuinoxe Europe screenwriting workshop for film professionals.