Apoorva Charan

Apoorva Charan is an LA-based producer who was born in India, raised in Northern California, and started her career in Singapore. Her productorial feature debut, Joyland, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival (2022) and won the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize, the Queer Palm, and Best International Film at the Independent Spirit Awards (2023). 

Charan's films have screened at festivals around the world including Sundance, TIFF, BFI London Film Festival, AFI Fest, and have been distributed by The Criterion Channel, HBO Max, and Oscilloscope. She has also served on the jury for the Palm Springs Short Film Festival.

Charan was a 2019 Project Involve Creative Producing fellow, a 2020 Film Independent Creative Producing Lab fellow, a 2021 Women in Film Emerging Producers fellow, a 2022 Sundance Creative Producing Lab fellow, a 2023 BAFTA Breakthrough, a 2024 Gotham x Cannes Producers Network fellow and is a graduate of the Creative Producing MFA program at Columbia University.