Amit Dutta

Amit Dutta (born 5 September 1977, Jammu) is an Indian experimental filmmaker and screenwriter. He is considered to be one of the most significant contemporary practitioners of experimental cinema, Amit Dutta's films have received a number of national and international awards including the Golden Conch and Best Film of the Festival Award at the Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF), Gold Mikaldi at Bilbao (Spain), the FIPRESCI, International Film critic’s award in the Oberhausen Film Festival, Germany, the John Abraham National Award (Federation of Film Societies of India, Keralam) and four times the National award of India.‘Kramasha’ became one of the entries in Jonathan Rosenbaum's list of thousand best films in the Afterword of the second edition of his collection 'Essential Cinema'. ‘The Man’s Woman and Other Stories’ won the Jury’s special prize (Orrizonti-2009) in the 66th Venice Film Festival. A retrospective/profile of his work was held at the Oberhausen film festival (Germany) in 2010. He received the Hubert BAL Award of the Rotterdam International Film Festival for his screenplay The Invisible One in 2012. Some of his films were voted by film-critics as among the best in the years 2007 and 2009 in the ‘Senses of Cinema’. The Ferroni Brigade group of film critics had named him among the Best New Filmmakers of the Decade in 2011. A selection of his films have been archived by the Oberhausen film festival-Germany and have been shown at the Viennale, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Tate Modern Art Gallery, Venice Architecture Biennale and the Pompidou Center among others. In 2013 he was invited by the Venice Film Festival to make a short film for its 70th anniversary on the theme of the 'Future of Cinema'. In October 2013, he was conferred the title of honor, ‘Dogra Ratna,’ for his contribution in the fields of Art and Culture. In 2015, he received CNAP award for his




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