President of the Toulouse Indian Film Festival (Southern France), she’s also the founder of Les Films de la Haute-Vallée (distribution – promotion) and the publishing house Kaleme.
Currently, her research focuses on film industries outside Bollywood, on one hand, and history of cinema censorship in India on the other.
She’s preparing a book about French audiences and Indian cinema.
Award Winning Cinematographer-Mitr: My Friend
Movies : 2011-Choker Paani, story of Nandigram (Bengali), 2009-Gulmaal (Malayalam); 2008-Mudhal Mudhal Mudhal Varai (M3V); 2006-Uyir (Tamil); 2003-Whistle (Tamil); 2003-Kuch To Hai (Hindi); 2002-Ivan (Tamil); 2001-In the Shadow of the Cobra, (English) 2008-Silanthi, (Tamil); 2006-Uyir (Tamil); 2003-Whistle (Tamil); 2003-Kuch To Hai (Hindi); 2002-Ivan (Tamil); 2001-In the Shadow of the Cobra, (English); 2001-Mitr-My Friend (English)
Awards: Best Feature Film (International), Best Drama Feature at the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival, March 2009; Silver, digital film category, Cairo International Film Festival, November 2009.) Also in the Indian Panorama.
Specialties: Teaching the practical art of cinema in an intuitive knowledge-sharing process with film students, and being instrumental in their learning through experimentation and discovery..
Cinema Editor and film critic, The Hindu Mumbai
A film graduate from Film & Television Institute of Tamil Nadu, India and after a small stint in the Southern Film Industry joined Doordarshan (Indian Television) in 1975. After putting seven years of service, joined Films Division (world’s largest producers of Documentaries and News Reels) of Government of India as Senior Class One officer in 1982. Moved to Directorate of Film Festivals (organisers of International Film Festival of India – IFFI) and worked as Deputy Director from 1994 till September 2008. During this period worked in all the sections of the Directorate of Film Festivals (organizing Intl Film Festivals, Participation in Foreign Film Festivals with Indian Panorama Films, National Film Awards, Indian Panorama, and Cultural Exchange programmes etc.). Selected and programmed films for IFFI independently for the period from 2003 to 2007.
Sachin studies and speaks French and has done summer university at LA FEMIS in Paris. Currently he is developing an English French bilingual screenplay for a feature film.
Pondicherry International Film Festival
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