Kamal KM - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)


A graduate of India’s prestigious film school, F.T.I.I., Kamal KM has worked extensively with renowned cinematographer and director Santosh Sivan as an associate director and writer (Before the Rains, Tahaan). I.D., his debut feature film, and the first of the Collective Phase One collaboration, has screened at various international film festivals including Busan, Abu Dhabi, Turino, Marrakech, IFFK, IFFI, Rotterdam, Edinburgh, Los Angeles winning nine international awards. I.D. has been highly regarded critically from Les Cahiers de Cinema to the Wall Street Journal.

Kamal has been awarded India’s two major awards for his work on I.D., the Aravindan Award and the Gollapudi Srinivas National Award for Best Debut Director. He worked as Associate Professor heading the Screen writing and Direction department in K.R. Narayanan National Institute of Visual Science and Arts, Kerala, in the term of 2014- 2017.

His second feature film ‘PADA’ was released worldwide in 2022 March.