BIOGRAPHY

Born and brought up in Shimla, through lack of opportunity, Siddharth decided to grab the bull by the horns and make his own breaks. 

 

Driven by the need to create value, he takes pride in making films in Himachal & believes that world class content can be made anywhere. He founded Secret Corridor Pictures with this aim and made some critically acclaimed films. 

 

His short film 'Pashi' was the only Indian film to premiere at the Oscar Qualifying Flicker's Rhode Island International Film Festival in 2018. Pashi won 6 International Awards including Best Director, Best Film, Audience Choice, Best Actor and Best Cinematography and Indie Film Magazine called it 'India's Finest Short Film'. His next film titled 'The Flying Trunk' also received excellent reviews. UK Film Review called it a 'a remarkable film... a masterpiece'. Both films have released on MUBI this year. 


After successfully completing these projects, Siddharth collaborated with a Hollywood based writer for his next film titled 'Catch the Light' which was commissioned by the Kashish Arts Foundation, Mumbai. Produced by Indie Film Collective, Siddharth's 1st feature film 'Amar Colony' is about to have its World Premiere in Nov 2022 at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (POFF) which is an A-List BAFTA & OSCAR Qualifying Festival, one of the biggest in Northern Europe. The film is also scheduled to have it's Indian Premiere at International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK).

Siddharth holds a degree in MBA (Masters in Business Administration) and has also received the Hindustan Times Youth Achiever - 'Top 30 under 30 Award' for his outstanding accomplishment in this field. His Ted Talk ‘Discovering the Storyteller within you...’ has been winning hearts of many artists and aspiring filmmakers.

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AWARDS

BEST FILM

(Award for Papa)

International Documentary & Short Film Festival, Kerala 

YOUTH ACHIEVER

(Award for Siddharth Chauhan)

Hindustan Times Group 

SATYAJIT RAY

(Award for Papa)

London Indian Film Festival

BEST FILM

(Award for Pashi)

South Film and Arts Academy Festival,

Chile 

BEST DIRECTOR

(Honourable Mention for Pashi)

South Film and Arts Academy Festival, Chile

AUDIENCE CHOICE

(Award for Pashi)

South Film and Arts Academy Festival, Chile

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

(Award for Papa)

Vintage International Film Festival, 

BEST DIRECTOR

(Award for Pashi)

World Music & Independent Film Festival, Washington DC 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

(Award for Pashi)

Marietta International Film Festival, Georgia 

BEST ACTOR ( Chetan Kanwar)

(for Pashi)

Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival

BEST DIRECTOR

(Award for Papa)

Vintage International Film Festival

Q DRISHTI FILM GRANT

(Award for Pashi)

Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival