Meet the KASHISH 2017 Student Film Jury
Short films made by students of film and media schools that are completed after January 1, 2016 and having their Mumbai Premiere at KASHISH compete for this award. The award carries a cash prize of Rs.15,000 sponsored by Whistling Woods International. Winners are also awarded a trophy and a gift hamper and a free 2 day HD shooting kit (camera, mike and one light) sponsored by Accord Equips. The jury to judge the winner of this award comprises.
JerooMulla was formerly the Head of the Social Communications Media Department, Sophia Polytechnic, Mumbai where she taught film appreciation and supervised student documentaries for over thirty years. Currently she is visiting faculty at Sophia Polytechnic, Xavier’s Institute of Communications, Mumbai, and Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communications, Pune. She was the first recipient of the Professor SatishBahadur Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Contribution to Film Studies in South Asia at the Alpaviram Film Festival at the National Institute of Design, (N.I.D.) Ahmedabad. She has served on the selection committees for various film festivals including MAMI MIFF and the International Children’s Film Festival, Hyderabad and was on the Jury for the National Awards 2010. She was also on the Jury for the Umrao Singh Sher Gill award for constructed photography in 2015. She is also an accomplished Bharatnatyam exponent, a disciple of the renowned guru AcharyaParvatikumar.
AVIJIT MUKUL KISHORE
AvijitMukul Kishore is a filmmaker and cinematographer based in Mumbai, working in documentary and inter-disciplinary moving-image practices. He is involved in cinema pedagogy as a lecturer and a curator of film programs for prominent cultural institutions. His films as director include Snapshots from a Family Album, Vertical City, To Let the World In, Electric Shadows: Journeys in Image-making and Nostalgia for the Future; and as cinematographer: Kumar Talkies, Kali Salwaar, John and Jane, Seven Islands and a Metro, Bidesia in Bambai, I am Micro and An Old Dog’s Diary.
Debashree Mukherjee is a professor in the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies, Columbia University. She works on modern South Asian visual cultures and industries, with a focus on late colonial Bombay cinema. Her research interests lie in cultural labour, mediated urbanisms, visual technologies, and emerging cinematic practices. Trained as a filmmaker she has worked in Mumbai’s film and television industries on projects such as Omkara (dir. Vishal Bhardwaj, 2006). Her current book project, Parallel Action: Cinema and the Practice of Modernity, presents a cultural history of early Bombay cinema (1920s-1940s) that privileges material practice and circuits of work. Debashree has published in various academic journals and anthologies, and is a core editor with the peer-reviewed journal, BioScope: South Asian Screen Studies.
Pablo Naranjo-Golborne is a screenwriter-director of film and opera with over fifteen years of professional experience. He studied cinema at the European Film College and at the Department of Film at the University of Stockholm and has worked extensively for different production houses and television broadcasters in Chile and Scandinavia. He has collaborated with leading actors Börje Ahlstedt (from Ingmar Bergman’s “Fanny and Alexander”) and Amelita Baltar, whom he directed for his successful staging of the opera “María de Buenos Aires”, with music by Astor Piazzolla and Marcelo Nisinman. Pablo Naranjo-Golborne has also taught courses and master classes at film schools in Denmark and China. He has recently introduced the concept of “digital metaphysics” in his paper “Film & Anti-matter”, a hyperthesis about the new binary language of digital cinema. He is currently working as lecturer and as innovator in acade mics at Whistling Woods Int.”