I have heard from a journalist who regularly visits Kunnan Pushpora and the Kupwara District, and I am happy to report that the community has survived this year's devastating earthquake with little damage. Our hearts and prayers were with them. Thank you.

Press pics at wireimages.com (search captions for Gupta, NOT Shilpi) and at the Academy Press

Annual Report, 2003-2004
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences & the Academy Foundation

"Schools of Doc: Nonfiction Filmmaking Training Programs in the USA," by Mitchell W. Block; International Documentary Magazine, September-October 2004

"Teaching the D-Word in J-School," by Thelma Vickroy
International Documentary Magazine, September-October 2004

"Revealing Stories: Documentary Directors go the Distance,"
by Chuleenan Svetvilas; Hyphen Magazine, Summer 2004

"AMPAS Names Annual Student Academy Award Winners,"
by Adam Burnett; Indiewire, June 15, 2004

"Students Honored by Academy," Kodak: InCamera OnCampus

Academy Announces Winners for 2004 Student Academy Awards
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, May 18, 2004

"LA to Sway to Bollywood Beats," by Saibal Chatterjee
Hindustani Times, April 2

"Sunstruck," by Maria Di Mento
Brown Alumni Magazine, March/April 2004

"Bear in Mind: Conversations with the Chancellor," interview with UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert M. Berdahl, UCTV, March 15, 2004

"Meet Shilpi Gupta: An Award Winning Filmmaker," by Mamta Jain
Manushee India, March 2004

"Himalayan Highs and Lows," by Brian Kluepfel
Contra Costa Times, February 27, 2004

"Student gets High Marks at Sundance," by Tomoeh Murakami Tse
New York Newsday, February 23, 2004

"Filmmaker Sheds Light on 'Storm' of Suffering," by Cassandra Braun
Contra Costa Sunday Times, February 15, 2004

"Documentary on Kashmir Village Wins at Sundance," by Lisa Tsering
India-West

"Awards for short film ‘When the Storm Came’ and documentary ‘Born Into Brothels,’" By Mira Advani Honeycutt; DesiTalk New York, February 3, 2004

"Gritty Journey to Kashmir Leads to Sundance Honor," by Lauren Gard
San Francisco Chronicle, January 31, 2004

Exclusive Interview with Shilpi Gupta, Director of the Short Film "When the Storm Came," by Jason Calacanis, January 2004
Blogging Sundance, includes criticisms and defenses from the public