Aditya Vikram Sengupta
Aditya Vikram Sengupta
|Born||6 September 1983|
|Occupation||Film Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, Editor|
Aditya Vikram Sengupta (born 6 September 1983) is an Indian film director, cinematographer and graphic designer. His first film Asha Jaoar Majhe or Labour of Love, released in 2014 which premiered at the 11th Venice Days Film Festival won the National Award for Best Debut in India.
Aditya Vikram Sengupta was born in Kolkata in 1983. He attended St. Xavier's Collegiate School and post-school, Aditya was accepted at the prestigious National Institute of Design in Paldi, Ahmedabad. After NID, he worked at Channel [V] for a number of years as a promo and creative director before turning director full-time.
His first directorial venture was the Bengali film Asha Jaoar Majhe (English: Labour of Love) premiered at the 11th Venice Days Film Festival on 4 September 2014, At the 62nd National Film Awards, it won the Indira Gandhi Award for Best First Film of a Director and Best Audiography.
Aditya's second film Jonaki was an international co-production between India-France and Singapore. Catherine Dussart Productions of France and Samir Sarkar's Magic Hour Films were co-producers of Jonaki. Shortly after the festival run of Jonaki, it was available for streaming on Netflix.
Once Upon A Time In Calcutta (previously titled Memories and My Mother) is Aditya's third film and his first collaboration with Turkish director of photography, Gokhan Tiryaki. It is currently in post-production.
Aditya is married to Jonaki Bhattacharya, who also works with him as an Art Director on all of his projects. Together they have formed For Films, the company that produced both Asha Jaoar Majhe and Jonaki (2018).
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|2014||Asha Jaoar Majhe||Ritwick Chakraborty, Basabdatta Chatterjee||For Films||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Cinematography along with Mahendra Shetty|
|2018||Jonaki||Lolita Chatterjee, Jim Sarbh, Ratnabali Bhattacharjee||For Films, Magic Hour Films||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Cinematography along with Mahendra Shetty|||
|Once Upon A Time In Calcutta||For Films, Catherine Dussart Productions, DUOFilm As||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|||
Awards and festival selections
|2014||Asha Jaoar Majhe||WORLD PREMIERE
Venice International Film Festival (Venice Days)
National Film Award - WINNER Golden Lotus Award for Best Debut Film of a Director & WINNER Silver Lotus Award for Best Sound Design Venice International Film Festival (Venice Days) - WINNER Best Debut Director
BFI London Film Festival - WINNER Honorable Mention
New York Indian Film Festival - WINNER Best Film, WINNER Best Director, WINNER Best Script
Marrakesh International Film Festival - WINNER Best Director
Jaipur International Film Festival - WINNER Best Film
Abu Dhabi Film Festival - WINNER Jury Special Mention
International Film Festival of Rotterdam | Busan Film Festival | Kolkata International Film Festival | Los Angeles Indian Film Festival | Warsaw International Film Festival | Shanghai International Film Festival | Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival
MAMI Mumbai Film Festival - WINNER Silver Gateway Award & Gender Equality Award
|Once Upon A Time In Calcutta||SUPPORTED BY
Cinefondation L'Atelier - Cannes Film Festival
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- OFFICIAL Website of Venice Days festival http://www.venice-days.com/2014/index.asp?lang=eng
- "Becoming a Firefly". The Indian Express. 11 November 2018. Retrieved 23 August 2019.
- "Sujan, Sreelekha and Bratya in Aditya Vikram's next? - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 23 August 2019.