Premendra Mazumder

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Premendra Mazumder
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Occupation film -author, -curator, -society-activist, and -festival-consultant.
Years active 1977 – present

Premendra Mazumder is a film -author, -curator, -consultant, -society-activist, -festival-organizer, and -festival-consultant. He has participated in several round-table discussions, conducted workshops, delivered lectures, and presented papers on various topics at national and international conferences.[1][2][3][4][5][6] At the Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival in 2015, he spoke on the 'Politics of Film and Social Dynamics' and on 'Trends in South Asian Independent Cinema' [7][8]

He works for the International Critics' Week Cannes (since 2006),[9] and for the Cairo International Film Critics Week [10] (since its inception). And presented the Celebration Ceremony of 100 Years of Indian Cinema in Croatia (May 2013).[11]

He has inaugurated various film societies,[12][13][14][15][16][17][18] and has been the chief guest at important film meets over the last decade.[19] Additionally, he initiated the 1st FFSI International Film Festival traveling in over 40 cities in India.[20][21] The Festival was inaugurated on 3 August 2015 in Kolkata.[22][23]

Writings on cinema[edit]

Premendra Mazumder's thoughts on cinema have been published in a variety of serious Indian film magazines; daily newspapers; and film journals - Screen, Rupwani, and DNA (Mumbai),[24] Cinemaya (Delhi), Filmbuff, College Street, Chitrabhavna, and Chitralipi (Kolkata), Deep Focus (Bangalore),.[25] The international film magazines in which his writings have appeared include Positif (Paris),[26] Subversive [27][28] Cinema (Portugal), Film Realm (Cairo), Cinesith (Colombo), 16mm (Dhaka), and Deepwani (Port Blair). He is also the Indian correspondent of the Cannes Critics Week.

  • Editorial Board - Dictionnaire du cinéma asiatique [29] published in October 2008 by the Nouveau Monde Editions [30]
  • Editor - The Poet of Celluloid on the life and works of the master film maker Buddhadeb Dasgupta [31]
  • Executive-editor/co-author - 'Indian Film Culture' [32] (2010)
  • Executive-editor/co-author - 'Indian Film Culture: Indian Cinema' (2016)
  • Co-author - Routledge Handbook of Indian Cinemas (chapter titled, 'Music in Mainstream Indian Cinema') [33][34]
  • Author - Film Society Movement: a Success or Failure? [35]
  • Author - Folk Songs of Bengal [36]

Scripts and plays[edit]

He has written the screenplays for two Bengali feature films. He also occasionally subtitles films from Bengali and Hindi to English; three notable works: Third Person Singular Number (2009),[37] Necklace (2011),[38] and Shajarur Kanta (2015).[39] As a playwright he has five major plays to his credit.

Society membership[edit]

Jury member (incomplete)[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.docstoc.com/docs/70235241/Third-Ulaanbaatar-Film-Festival
  2. ^ "SubversiveFilmFestival". subversivefestival.com. 
  3. ^ "Festivals bring short films back in limelight - Times of India". indiatimes.com. 
  4. ^ "SUBVERSIVEFILMFESTIVAL". subversivefestival.com. 
  5. ^ "Stock Photography, Royalty-Free Photos & The Latest News Pictures - Getty Images". demotix.com. 
  6. ^ http://affmumbai.info/index.html%7Ctitle=転職サイトの探し方が分からない?|転職サイトのことを知りたいならこちら!
  7. ^ "KiMFF receives warm welcome". ekantipur.com. 
  8. ^ "Panel Discussion – Trends in South Asian Independent Cinema". kimff.org. 
  9. ^ http://www.semainedelacritique.com/images/DOSSIER_DE_PRESSE_version_ang.pdf
  10. ^ "Cairo International Film Critics Week". cairofilmcriticsweek.com. 
  11. ^ http://www.indija.hr/spaw2/uploads/files/100%20godina%20indiskog%20filma%20knjizica%20KB%20web-2.pdf
  12. ^ ":: Campus Film Society ::". kiit.ac.in. 
  13. ^ Desk, Odisha Sun Times Editorial (5 January 2015). "Campus film society inaugurated at KIIT varsity in Odisha capital". odishasuntimes.com. 
  14. ^ "InstitutionsContents". visva-bharati.ac.in. 
  15. ^ Trade, TI. "The Assam Tribune Online". assamtribune.com. 
  16. ^ "Assam international film festival kicks off in Jorhat college - Times of India". indiatimes.com. 
  17. ^ http://ffsifilmculture.blogspot.in/2010_12_01_archive.html%7Ctitle=FFSI Film Culture
  18. ^ "Bengali film fest to screen films from India, Bangladesh - Times of India". indiatimes.com. 
  19. ^ "Cine Club celebrates 50 golden years". telegraphindia.com. 
  20. ^ "Bangla filmmaker for same-day release - Times of India". indiatimes.com. 
  21. ^ Trade, TI. "The Assam Tribune Online". assamtribune.com. 
  22. ^ "Fresh take on silver screen tryst - Times of India". indiatimes.com. 
  23. ^ "Farooki to present 'Ant Story' at FFSI International Film Festival". clickittefaq.com. 
  24. ^ "'Tagore was inescapable' - Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis". dnaindia.com. 11 August 2006. 
  25. ^ http://www.deepfocusonline.com/about/team/
  26. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 9 April 2015. 
  27. ^ "SUBVERSIVEFILMFESTIVAL". subversivefestival.com. 
  28. ^ ://www.archive.subversivefestival.com/subff2009/index_det_det.php?tekst_id=515&spn=1
  29. ^ "Dictionnaire du cinéma asiatique". 
  30. ^ "Nouveau Monde éditions". 
  31. ^ "Federation of Film Societies of India". ffsiarchive.blogspot.in. 
  32. ^ "Indian Film Culture 15th Edition August 2010.pdf". google.com. 
  33. ^ Gokulsing, K. Moti; Dissanayake, Wimal (17 April 2013). "Routledge Handbook of Indian Cinemas". Routledge – via Google Books. 
  34. ^ "Routledge Handbook of Indian Cinemas (Hardback) - Routledge". routledge.com. 
  35. ^ Development, Chits. "FILM SOCIETY MOVEMENT ? A SUCCESS OR FAILURE ? Ebook by Premendra Mazumder". ideaindia.com. 
  36. ^ Mazumder, Premendra (11 August 2011). "FOLK SONGS OF BENGAL". IDEAINDIA.COM – via Amazon. 
  37. ^ "Third Person Singular Number". 10 December 2009 – via IMDb. 
  38. ^ "Necklace". 4 February 2011 – via IMDb. 
  39. ^ "Sajarur Kanta Movie Review, Trailer, & Show timings at Times of India". indiatimes.com. 
  40. ^ "IFFS - International Federation of Film Societies". ficc.info. 
  41. ^ "Kinema : : A Journal for Film and Audiovisual Media". 
  42. ^ "MIFF'2006 Jury". 
  43. ^ "iPhone7". karafilmfest.com. 
  44. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 14 April 2015. Retrieved 9 April 2015. 
  45. ^ "Reviews, opinions-Kyrgyz Cinema". 
  46. ^ http://www.abudhabifilmfestival.ae/en/Press/press-releases/2012/2012-10-19-ADFF-Unveils-Winners-of-2012-Black-Pearl-FIPRESCI-and-NETPAC-Awards%7Ctitle=ADFF Unveils Winners of 2012 Black Pearl, FIPRESCI and NETPAC Awards
  47. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 10 April 2015. Retrieved 9 April 2015. 
  48. ^ "KIMFF kicks off with 'unbroken spirit' - The Himalayan Times". thehimalayantimes.com. 11 December 2015. 
  49. ^ "KIMFF is back with 'unbroken spirit'". myrepublica.com. 
  50. ^ "Programming". festivalregard.com. 
  51. ^ "Festival Regard 2016: Rencontre avec David Uloth". cinefilic.com.