|Years active||1998 - present|
Shyamaprasad (born 1960 in Kerala, India) is an Indian [[film director]]. Directing complex films such as Agnisakshi, Akale, Ore Kadal and Elektra, he has won several state, national and international film awards.
completing his degree in Theatre Arts from the School of Drama,
Calicut University, Shyamaprasad received the [[Commonwealth Scholarship]] in 1989 and did his Master in Media Production at the Hull University, England. He imbibed the learning received as an intern at the BBC and Channel 4, to Indian television and redefined the parameters of telefilms and documentaries in Malayalam Television with Doordarshan programmes.
He continues to push the frontiers of television in his creative role
as President, Programming, Amrita Television.
features for TV and cinema have won him several national and state
awards. Agnisakshi and Akale had been
adjudged the best regional cinema films of the nation in 1998 and
These films also received as many as nine state awards in all major
technical categories including the Best Director.
For television, he has adapted the works of Anton Chekhov (Vivahalochana); Albert Camus (The Just); [[Vaikom Muhammad Basheer]] (Viswavikhyathamaya Mookku); Madhavikkutty (Venalinte Ozhivu); N Mohanan (Peruvazhiyile Kariyilakal); Sarah
Joseph (Nilavariyunnu), N. P. Mohammed (Ullurukkam) and [[K.
Radhakrishnan (writer)|K. Radhakrishnan]] (Shamanathalam). He was awarded the Best Television Director prize for the year 1993, 1994, and 1996.
His films had been showcased in several prestigious film festivals such as Karlovy Vary, [[Tokyo International Film Festival|Tokyo]], [[Cairo International Film Festival|Cairo]], Brisbane, Benodet, Tehran, Florence, and Fukuoka.
As a mark of the respect for his talent and experience in the visual media Shyamaprasad had been invited to serve twice as the jury of the National Film Awards. His 2007 production Ore Kadal, based on a
Bengali novel by Sunil Gangopadhyay, had an
In 2009, he won his third National Award, this time for Ore Kadal.
His youth film Ritu (Seasons) released in early August 2009 and was received well by mainstream audiences as well as lovers of middle cinema. Film critics have rated rated it highly for its novel concept and its direction.
|1998||Kallu Kondoru Pennu|
|1999||Agnisakshi||[[National Film Award for Best Feature Film in
Malayalam|Filmfare Award for Best Director]]
Srinivas Award|Gollapudi Srinivas Memorial Award for Best New Filmmaker]]
|2002||Bokshu: The Myth||Indo-American co-production in English|
|2004||Akale||National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Malayalam
State Film Award for Best Director
|2007||Ore Kadal||FIPRESCI Award for Best Malayalam Film at the [[International Film
Festival of Kerala]]
|2010||Kerala Cafe||Segment Off Season|
|2010||Elektra||Kerala State Film Award for Best Director|
- Metromatinee, Shyamaprasad Profile
- shyamaprasad.info, Life Etc
- Official web page
- Shyamaprasad at the Internet Movie Database
- 'Cinema of Malayalam' profile
- 'Ullurukkam - Documentary by Shyamaprasad'
- Keralacafe Movie Blog
- Kerala cafe