Eminent FILM CRITIC / RESEARCHER / FILM ACADEMICIAN
SCRIPT WRITER / FILM MAKER
DIRECTOR: INDIAN FILM ACADEMY (IFA)
Mr Rane has been writing on Indian and world cinema for all major Marathi & English newspaper and magazines, since 1977. Have been contributing for and also editing Film Society Journals and Catalogue of International Film Festival since 1980.
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A National Award-winning film critic and veteran editorial professional, Saibal Chatterjee has, worked on the staff of leading Indian news publications like The Telegraph, The Times of India, Outlook newsweekly and The Hindustan Times since 1984, His film reviews appear on www.ndtv.com and He works as an editorial nsultant and columnist and writes on art,...
culture and cinema for various media outlets in India and abroad, including BBC online and the Sharjah-based newspaper, The Gulf Today. He has scripted three award-winning documentary films – Dream of a Dark Night, Harvest of Grief, and Dil Ki Basti Mein, all directed by filmmaker Anwar Jamal.He was a key member of the editorial board of Encyclopaedia Britannica’s Encyclopaedia of Hindi Cinema, published in 2003.
He is the author of Echoes and Eloquences, a book on the life and work of poet-lyricist-filmmaker Gulzar.He co-edited a book titled Bollywood Hollywood – The Politics of Crossover Films.
Samina Mishra is a documentary filmmaker and writer, based in New Delhi, with a special interest in media for and about children. Her films include Jagriti Yatra (2013), Two Lives (2007), The House on Gulmohar Avenue (2005) and Stories of Girlhood (2001).
She has also created a multi-media exhibition, Home and Away (2004) and written children's books published by Scholastic, Tulika, Young Zubaan, The Wisdom Tree and Penguin.
Her work has shown at festivals both in India and abroad including the Tri-Continental Film Festival, the Commonwealth Film Festival and the festival of the International Society of Electronic Arts.
She is the recipient of grants from the Charles Wallace Trust, British Council and Pro Helvetia. In 2010, she was awarded the Sea Change Residency by the Gaea Foundation, USA in recognition of her work across disciplines. She is currently heading the Nehru Learning Centre for Children and Youth and teaching a Film Studies programme at Pathways World School, Noida.
National award-winning film critic-turned-filmmaker, Utpal Borpujari has extensively written on cinema, politics, society, literature and culture, among other things, before turning a scriptwriter and filmmaker. He has worked as the Chief Assistant Director in the critically-acclaimed Hindi feature film "Jalpari-The Desert Mermaid", and independently produced award winning documentaries like Mayong,...
He has also been a script consultant to the bilingual feature film "As the River Flows" (Hindi) / "Ekhon Nedekha Nodir Xhipaare" (Assamese) produced by the National Film Development Corporation of India. He has written scripts for several documentaries, including "Resurgent Manas" produced by the Ministry of External Affairs. As a member of the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI), he has served on several prestigious film juries.
Having 13 years of intensive experience in film making and exposure to international film festivals, Mr Jitendra Mishra has already produced more than 100 short, documentaries, corporate and feature films. Many of them have received worldwide recognition. He has been the associate producer of award winning films ‘I am Kalam’, he has also co-produced award winning Hollywood film ‘Desires of the heart’...
He has picked up Sagar Sarhadi’s film ‘Chausar’ & Award winning film “Kajarya” for worldwide distribution. Mr Mishra has designed and implemented several international workshops and festival including first ever North East Film Festival for CFSI, he has also been served as a curator to many other International Film Festivals.