About

Geeta Malik received her Master of Fine Arts from UCLA’s graduate film program in directing.  She wrote and directed the viral narrative short, AUNTY Gs, which earned a College Television Award (a “student Emmy”) in comedy production from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.  Her short film, BEAST, played at Method Fest and the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles.  Geeta is a recipient of the Edie and Lew Wasserman Film Production Award, the Coppel Screenwriting Award and the Jack Nicholson Distinguished Director Award. She is a Film Independent Project Involve Fellow.

Geeta’s first feature film, TROUBLEMAKER, premiered at the Cinequest Film Festival, and was distributed by Asian Crush. Her most recent short film, SHAMELESS, has played at over 15 festivals, including the Sedona Film Festival, and won the jury award for best comedy at the Long Beach QFilm Festival.

Geeta is a winner of the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting for her latest feature script, DINNER WITH FRIENDS.   She is also the winner of the Austin Film Festival Feature Comedy Screenplay award, also for DINNER WITH FRIENDS.

Geeta has won the inaugural Academy Gold Fellowship for Women, awarded to a female filmmaker as part of the Academy’s Action initiative.

In 2019, Geeta directed DINNER WITH FRIENDS, now called INDIA SWEETS AND SPICES, produced by Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and Madison Wells Media. The film is currently in post.

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