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Harshad Nalawade

Harshad NALAWADE (India) is a filmmaker from southern India. He studied film at the Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, Pune, graduating in 2012. He started his career in Mumbai writing and directing short films, including Kirdaar (2012) and Bubbles (2016), and as an assistant director. He made his debut feature, Follower, selected for IFFR 2023, on a small budget with the help of crowdfunding.


Kirdaar (2012, short), Trivikrama (2015, short), A Return Gift (2016, short), Bubbles (2016, short), Follower (2023)

Harshad Nalawade at IFFR

  • Follower

    An astute examination of the personal and political sources of a young man’s radicalisation.

    • Focus: The Shape of Things to Come?
  • I Am Offended

    A revealing, uncensored survey of stand-up comedy in India, its possibilities and its limitations.

    • Focus: The Shape of Things to Come?