Venu Nair

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Venu Nair (born 22 December 1964) is an International award winning Indian short [film director] and [screenwriter]. He was born at Ambalapuzha in Alappuzha District in Kerala State. He has directed more than hundred short films, mini series and television serials since 1990. He has won the coveted UN FAO - OSIRIS International Award[citation needed] for the film “Digging Mercy” at the Agrofilm 2010 Slovak Republic.[1] His recognitions include the International Recycling Fund Award at the 36th International Festival of Sustainable Development Films, Ekotopfilm 2009 in Slovak Republic for the film “Farming Our Future” and won Kerala State Television Award for the Best Director in the year 2009 instituted by Kerala Chalachitra Academy, Government of Kerala. He won National Award for the Best Tourism Film for the documentary “The Mythology of Aranmula Metal Mirror”, for the year 2006-07 from the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and nominated the film for the Delphic Art Movie Award 2011 at Berlin, Germany. His mini series “Sethuvinte Kathakal” was an acclaimed work and received many awards.

His films were selected and screened in various prestigious films festivals across the world including Green Unplugged International Film Festival 2011, USA – New Zealand – Indonesia - India, 3rd Tutti Nello Stesso Piatto International Food, film & Video Diversity Festival 2011, Trento, Italy, The 4th China International Animal & Nature Film Festival 2011, China; India International Disability Festival – ABILITYFEST 2011,Chennai; 8th Crocevia International Audiovisual Festival of Biodiversity, Rome, Italy; 10th River to River Florence Indian film festival, Italy; 5th biennial International Nature Film Competition Vaasa, Finland 2010; 15th International Environmental Film and Video Festival Seia, Portugal 2009 in the competition section.

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He currently lives in Thiruvananthapuram. He is married to Gurdeep Kaur and is father of two daughters Gouthami and Gayatri[2]

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