Karan Bali graduated from the Film & Television Institute of India, Pune, with a specialization in Film Direction in 1993. He has been making documentaries primarily, and also been the first Assistant Director on two feature films.
Since 2010, Karan has been teaching Film Appreciation and Filmmaking. He is also the Co-founder and Content-in-charge of Upperstall.com, an analytical portal on the cinema of the sub-continent. An American in Madras (2013), his first feature-length documentary, has been screened world over at various film festivals and was streaming on Netflix from 2017-2019. Currently, he is completing another feature-length documentary on the confluence between politics and cinema in Tamil Nadu, South Indian – Naan Aanayittaal. Karan’s love for cinema is infectious, and he hopes to make all his students fall in love with it.
Karan’s love for writing will be translated into his two classes – Script Writing – Introduction and Script Writing – Full.