Anirban Datta, born in 1975, in Kolkata, started his career as a screenwriter before he joined Satyajit Ray Film & TV Institute (SRFTI), as a student of Direction & Screenplay Writing.
His short documentary 'Here is my nocturne' (2004), as a part of the curriculum in SRFTI, was screened in major Indian film festivals. The film has also been screened as a part of an exhibition on Indian art and popular culture in the Helsinki City art Museum, Finland.
'Tetris' is his diploma film from SRFTI in 2006. 'Tetris' was premiered in Cannes'06 and travelled to a few important international festivals.
'Chronicle of an Amnesiac', made for the Japanese public broadcaster NHK in 2007, has been his first film after he has graduated from the film school. It touches upon few inner stories of an old metropolis, disappearing through the process of globalization.
'.in for motion' is his most recent film tracing India's recent growth after the economic liberalization and the information revolution vis-a-vis its effect on the vast Indian populace.