I use the Camera as a Pen Because as a Filmmaker I believe that I am the Author of Cinema.
Tamal Dasgupta, an Indian Film-Maker, Film Researcher as well as Film Scholar reside at Kolkata, the cultural Capital of India. His first encounter with that of Cinema was ‘Pather-Panchali’ a masterwork of Satyajit Ray. Tamal saw this Film when he was only eleven and was captivated by the cinematic magic of Ray who became a mentor of his way of thinking about Cinema later on.
Tamal joined the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune for studying Art of Cinema. He did his research work on ‘Screenplay of Satyajit Ray: The Art of Adaptation’ from Jadavpur University.
He started his career in the arena of Cinema as a Documentary Filmmaker. Tamal has made 16 International Acclaimed Documentaries, like ‘Those Coffee House Days’, ‘Story of Pather Panchali', ‘Antpur Temple : A Poetry in Terracotta’ , ‘Bhimbetka: The Glimpses of Indian Rock Art’, ‘Soul of the Forest’ were screened at several International Film Festival.
‘Bhalo Meye Kharap Meye’ (The Doll’s House) is his début full-length Feature Film and this Film achieved 5 International Awards from various International Film Festivals. His second Feature Film WMT-9615 (Three Shades of Life). Both films are released 2019.
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11th KOLKATA SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL-2022
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2022
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12th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival-2022
New Delhi
2022
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NEW WAVE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
MUNICH
2022
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14th JAIPUR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
JAIPUR
2022
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Tokyo Intetnational Short Film Festival-20214
Tokyo
2021
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MUMBAI
2021
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10th Delhi Shorts International Film Festival-2021
New Delhi
2021
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INDIAN CINE FILM FESTIVAL-2021, MUMBAI, INDIA
MUMBAI
2021
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SEOUL INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FRSTIVAL-2022, SOUTH KOREA
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5TH SOUTH ASIAN SHORT FILM FESTIVA-2022
KOLKATA
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JAPAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL-2022
TOKYO
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PUNE
College
Asutosh College
Bengali Literature
19821985
College
Jadavpur University
Bengali Literature
19861988
College
Film & Television Institute of India, Pune
Film Appreciation
1993
Birth Date
July 12, 1965
Birth City
Kolkata
Current City
Kolkata
Hometown
Kolkata
Gender
Male
Ethnicity
Indian
Married To
Camelia Dasgupta
Children
Saraswat Dasgupta, Arpita Nandi
I use the Camera as a Pen Because as a Filmmaker I believe that I am the Author of Cinema.
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