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Vinod Sukumaran is an Indian filmmaker. He has won the National Film Award for Best First Non-Feature Film of a Director for the film Diary of a Housewife (2001).
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Vinod Sukumaran holds a Master's diploma in Film Making with the specialisation in Film Editing from Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune. Initially he has studied Theatre Arts from School of Drama, Calicut University, Kerala State. He has worked in Theatre for many years as Director, Stage designer (Scenic designer), Costume designer. Make-up artist and Actor etc. His major works are involved with well-known theatre personalities like Kavalam Narayana Panicker)(play-Mathavilasam), B.V. Karanth (play-Panja Ratram), Alakananda Samarth (play-Coriolanus), S. Ramanujam (play-Samatuavadi) etc. Also he has worked with different local theatre groups and later joined in FTII.
After his course in FTII he worked for four years with Renu Saluja in editing several Hindi films, including Papa Kahte Hain by Mahesh Bhatt, Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin by Sudhir Mishra and Pardes by Subhash Ghai.
His idea and screenplay of 90 second themed films were selected for Commonwealth Vision Award in 2003 and 2005 and awarded 1000 pounds for each screen play.
He joined with noted film director Shymaprasad's first film Agnisakshi as an Associate Director. The pair have since worked together on several other projects as Associate Director and Film Editor.
Awards and achievements
National Award for best first film of a Director for Diary of a Housewife in 2002
Matrubhumi Award for Best Film Editor for Akale in 2005
Film Critic Association Award for Best Film Editor Akale in 2005
Kerala State Award for Best Film Editor Ore Kadal in 2008