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ART TALK   - AVIJIT M. KISHORE

 

 

Avijit Mukul Kishore is a film-maker and cinematographer based in Mumbai. He studied cinematography at the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune and has a bachelor’s degree in history from Hindu College, University of Delhi. He works in various genres of image-making and is actively involved in art, cinema and cultural pedagogy.
He also works with visual artists as a collaborator on installation art projects.
  ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
1. 1996 - Diploma in Cinema with specialization in cinematography from Film and Television Institute of India, Pune.
2. 1990 - Bachelor of Arts, with honours in History from Hindu College, University of Delhi.
3. 1987 - AISSE – with specialization in science - Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, New Delhi.
4. 1985 - AISSCE - Salwan Public School, New Delhi.
FILMOGRAPHY AS DIRECTOR
To Let The World In 145 min (in two volumes), 2013, HD video Screened at Art Chennai 2012 National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai 2012 Utopia@Asialink and the Ian Potter Museum of Art, the University of Melbourne at Melbourne Festival 2012 Sheffield Doc/fest 2013 (Awarded the Audience Prize) Centre of South Asian Studies, University of Cambridge, UK 2013 International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Trivandrum 2013 School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi 2013 India Habitat Centre, Delhi 2013 Film Appreciation Course, National Film Archive of India, Pune 2013 MCRC, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi 2013 Vertical City 34min and 26 min versions, 2011, HD Screened at CPH DOX, Copenhagen 2012 Sheffield Doc/fest 2011 Dok-Leipzig 2011 International Film Festival of India, Goa London International Documentary Festival INIVA, nstitute of International Visual Art, London International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Trivandrum Film Appreciation Course, National Film Archive of India Persistence Resistance Film Festival, New Delhi French Embassy Cultural Centre, Delhi, Bombay, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Bangalore, Chennai and Goa PSBT Open Frame Festival, New Delhi VIBGYOR Film Festival, Thrissur Signs Film Festival, Trivandrum Awards Special Jury Mention at International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Trivandrum Special Jury Mention at London International Documentary Festival Certified Universal 14 min, 2009, HDV Screened at Forum Expanded, Berlinale London International Documentary Festival National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Trivandrum Indo American Arts Council, New York Prague Indian Film Festival Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, Mumbai National Centre for the Performing Arts, Mumbai Snapshots from a Family Album 63 min, 2004, DV Screened at Hong Kong Arts Centre Korean National University of Arts, Seoul Kino Arsenal and Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin Persisting Visions, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Kunming and Hong Kong Sommerszene Vienna Video as Urban Condition Project, Linz Lille 3000, Lille Amsterdam India Festival Film South Asia, Kathmandu Cinema Nova, Brussels Film Appreciation Course, National Film Archive of India Prague India Film Festival Bollywood and Beyond, Stuttgart Experimenta India National Centre for the Performing Arts, Mumbai Vikalp screenings at Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore
FILMOGRAPHY AS CINEMATOGRAPHER
Documentary films
1. Bidesia in Bambai Surabhi Sharma, 100 min, HD
2. Tracing Bylanes Surabhi Sharma, 16 min, HD
3. John And Jane Ashim Ahluwalia, 83 min, 35 mm
4. I Am Micro Shumona Goel, Shai Heredia, 15 min, 16mm
5. Seven Islands And A Metro Madhusree Dutta, 100 min, DVCAM
6. State of the World (O Estado Do Mundo) Ayisha Abraham, 12 min, HDV
7. Mumbai Calling Komal Tolani, 52 min, HDV
8. Asian Vibe MCM, Vishal Rawlley, 58 min, DVCAM
9. A Human Question T. Jayashree, 55 min, DV
10. Morality TV and the Loving Jehad Paromita Vohra, 28 min, HDV
11. HIV - Workplace Intervention Johns Hopkins University, 30 min, Digibeta
12. Many People Many Desires T. Jayashree, 35 min, DV 13. The Organic Way Sunil Shanbag, 60 min, DV
14. Made in India Madhusree Dutta, 38 min, DV 15. Thirst Alan Snitow And Deborah Kaufman, 60 min
16. Sunset Bollywood Komal Tolani, 52 min, HDV
17. Ayurveda Pan Nalin, 102 min, Super 16
18. Bollywood Calling NFBC, Nisha Pahuja, 52 min, DVCAM 19. Lokpriya Arun Khopkar, 30 min, 35mm
20. Rasikapriya Arun Khopkar, 30 min, 35mm 21. War and Peace Anand Patwardhan, 130 min, DV
22. Scribbles On Akka Madhusree Dutta, 60 min, 16/35mm 23. Sundari - An Actor Prepares Madhusree Dutta, 28 min, DV
24. The Silent Sentinel Arun Khopkar, 60 min, Beta SP
25. Kumar Talkies Pankaj Rishi Kumar, 76 Min, 16mm 26. Iron Deficiency UNICEF, Rajiv Mehrotra, 52 min, DVCAM 27. Tribal Rehabilitation in Orissa Chandita Mukherjee, 45 min, Beta SP Feature Film 1. Kali Salwaar (The Black Garment) Fareeda Mehta, 120 min, 35mm
COLLABORATIONS ON VIDEO ART PROJECTS
1. In Search of Vanished Blood Nalini Malani 2. Unity In Diversity Nalini Malani
3. Remembering Mad Meg Nalini Malani
4. Cornucopia Nalini Malani
5. Cassandra Nalini Malani
6. Trash Vivan Sundaram
7. Tracking Vivan Sundaram
8. Sweet Unease (Documentation) Ranbir Kaleka
9. The Character Candice Breitz 10. Untitled video on Gujarat 2002 Riyas Komu 11. Found Green Neha Choksi TEACHING AND CULTURAL ACTIVITIES 1. Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi, 2013 Conducted a week-long workshop on film and video lighting.
2. Film Appreciation Course, National Film Archive of India – 2013 and 2012 Conducted a two-day session on the documentary.
3. Yale University / St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai – 2013 and 2012 Screened films ‘To Let The World In’ and ‘Vertical City’. Conducted a session on urban redevelopment at an exchange programme for students from Yale University.
4. Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute of India, Calcutta – 2013, 2011 and 2010 Conducted documentary film making workshops with the cinematography and direction departments.
5. School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong – 2012 Delivered two illustrated lectures on the Indian documentary and contemporary Indian art and new media practice.
6. Film Appreciation Course, Sri Lanka Foundation, Colombo - 2012 Conducted a ten-day programme on understanding cinema.
7. Majlis Cultural Centre, Mumbai – Ongoing since 1998 Taught and conducted several sessions on film making at various events, including ‘Project Cinema City’, held at the National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore (2012) and presented a talk at Films and Television Institute of India, Pune (2011).
8. Pondicherry University – 2012 Conducted a workshop on cinematography at the Mass Media Department. 9. Guangzhou Triennale, Guangdong Museum of Art, China - 2011 Participated as a speaker in a session on political documentary practice.  
10. Beijing Film Academy – 2011 Invited to participate in ‘Persisting Visions’ film festival. Presented film ‘Snapshots from a Family Album’.
11. Shanghai Normal University – 2011 Invited to participate in ‘Persisting Visions’ film festival. Presented film ‘Snapshots from a Family Album’.
12. Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute for Architecture, Mumbai – Ongoing since 2001 Taught various subjects including photography, film appreciation and theatre. >
13. Public Service Broadcasting Trust, Open Frame Festival, New Delhi – 2011 Conducted a session on documentary cinematography.
14. Whistling Woods International Film School, Mumbai – 2011 and 2008 Conducted a session on documentary practice.
15. Centre for Media and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Science, Mumbai Conducted a workshop on DSLR cinematography. 16. Katha Centre for Film Studies, Mumbai – 2010 Conducted a session on documentary practice and curation, held at the Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai.
17. Sri Aurobindo Centre for Arts and Culture, New Delhi – 2010 Conducted a session on visual studies and participated as an external examiner.  
18. K. C. College, Mumbai – 2010 Conducted a session on lensing at the Mass Media Department.  
19. Seminar on art and conflict, Adishakti, Pondicherry – 2009 Presented a talk on iconic news photography and conflict. 20. Film and Television Institute of India, Pune – 2009 Taught and filmed a diploma film for acting students with Vishnu Mathur.
21. Social Communications Media, Sophia College, Mumbai – 2009 Conducted a workshop on lighting.
22. St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai – 2006 Conducted a workshop on the shot for the Bachelor’s of Mass Media department.

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