Tanuj Chopra /

American filmmaker, debut feature film, Punching at the Sun (2006)

Enrolled in the prestigious Master of Fine Arts in Film degree program at the Columbia University School of the Arts in New York City (September 2001) Completed his Master of Fine Arts in Film degree from the Columbia University School of the Arts in New York City (May 2007). The director is making his first appearance at the Tribeca Film Festival. His full-length feature, Punching at the Sun, which won Best Narrative at the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, follows a South Asian teenager living in Elmhurst, Queens, who must grapple with the fatal shooting of his brother.