Mira Nair (India)
With her film Salaam Bombay Indian director Mira Nair landed an international success that earned her the Camera d'Or in Cannes and a nomination for an Academy Award in the category Best Foreign Language Film. Apart from her work for the renowned documentary filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker the author director and producer has produced feature films such as Mississippi Masala, Kama Sutra, and Monsoon Wedding which won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 2001. Her film Hysterical Blindness had it's world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2002.