Aditya Vikram Sengupta

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Aditya Vikram Sengupta
Aditya On Set.jpg
Aditya Vikram Sengupta
Born (1983-09-06) 6 September 1983 (age 37)
Kolkata, India
OccupationFilm Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, Editor
Years active2010–present
Spouse(s)Jonaki Bhattacharya
Websiteforfilmsindia.com

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[1][2] won the National Award for Best Debut in India.

Early life[edit]

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.

Career[edit]

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,[2][1] 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).

Filmography[edit]

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Cast Production Companies Director Writer Producer Cinematographer Editor Notes Ref.
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 [3]
Once Upon A Time In CalcuttaFilm has not yet been released For Films, Catherine Dussart Productions, DUOFilm As Yes Yes Yes Yes [4]

Awards and festival selections[edit]

Year Film Awards
2014 Asha Jaoar Majhe WORLD PREMIERE

Venice International Film Festival (Venice Days)


AWARDS

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


FESTIVALS

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

2018 Jonaki WORLD PREMIERE

International Film Festival of Rotterdam

AWARDS

MAMI Mumbai Film Festival - WINNER Silver Gateway Award & Gender Equality Award

FESTIVALS

Los Angeles Indian Film Festival | Kolkata International Film Festival

Once Upon A Time In CalcuttaFilm has not yet been released SUPPORTED BY

Cinefondation L'Atelier - Cannes Film Festival

CNC (Centre national du cinéma et de l'image animée)

Sorfond

NFDC Film Bazaar

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Rosser, Michael (22 July 2014). "Venice Days unveils 2014 line-up". Screen Daily. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  2. ^ a b OFFICIAL Website of Venice Days festival http://www.venice-days.com/2014/index.asp?lang=eng
  3. ^ "Becoming a Firefly". The Indian Express. 11 November 2018. Retrieved 23 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Sujan, Sreelekha and Bratya in Aditya Vikram's next? - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 23 August 2019.

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