The Stranger in the Mirror
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra* with Niranjan Thade
* Indicates that the speaker will be participating at the Festival via Zoom
Lights! Camera! Covid! : Cinema in the new Normal
Gita Aravamudan, Manish Mundra, Niranjan Thade with Roohi Dixit
Dean – Academics
L V Prasad Film & Television Academy, Bengaluru.
Graduating from India’s premier film school – FTII Pune, Niranjan won a National Award for his Diploma Film (Chakkar Chanduka Chameliwala). Since then, Niranjan has extensively worked as Producer & Director, Director of Photography and Concept Developer & Writer of Films, Documentaries, Multicam TV Shows, Telefilms & TV Serials. His films have won awards & accolades at various International Film Festivals like MAMI, IFFI–Indian Panorama, Jaipur International Film Festival (Won Green Rose), Jagran Film Festival – India, South Asian Film Festival – Canada, Woodstock Film Festival – New York, Indian Film Festival – Melbourne, South Asian Film Festival – Washington DC, Indian Film Festival – Japan. He has been a Selection Committee Member for Jaipur International Film Festival since 2015 and was Head of the Jury in
Passionate about films & related media as an audio-visual language and the storytelling that is evolving with it, Niranjan entered Film Academics in 2015 and worked as educator and administrator at an emerging film school in Pune. In his capacity as Head of Operations – Administration & Academics at MIT School of Film & Television, a constituent of MIT Art, Design & Technology University, he steered and helped establish the emerging film school within a freshly established private university. He has also been conducting workshops as Visiting Faculty at ‘Whistling Woods International’ a film school in Mumbai. Niranjan enjoys sharing his experiences and understanding of Films, Television, OTT & related media with his students and has been doing it since 2008. Niranjan is now happy to be at L V Prasad Film & Television Academy, Bengaluru as Dean – Academics and looks forward to making it one of the best Film & TV Schools.