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Faculty

Sivakumar Mohanan

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A graduate in Mathematics and an alumnus of Film and Television Institute of Tamilnadu; he has directed and produced over 120 films that includes Corporate AV, Documentaries, Commercials, NGO films and short films. First senior producer in CDIT, Trivandurm between 1990 -93, during this period he has produced over dozen films on Popular Science and development issues. His films Sasthra Gauthagam, a science magazine program and Declining Birth rate – Lessons from Kerala won awards from Government of Kerala. His film “Pesticide Trap who is trapped? Pest or Peasant” and “Nano Magic” were screened in Mumbai International film festival for short and documentaries (MIFF). He served as selection committee member for International Competition Section of MIFF 2012. He has authored 4 books on cinema in Tamil. Worked as II unit director and an AD in two international productions; founder secretary of Chennai Film Society; involved in teaching film direction and script writing over the last ten years. At present he is a faculty at Direction department of LV Prasad Film and Television Academy and also a guest faculty at SRM University’s Sivaji Ganesan Film Institute.

Films like ‘Sharada’, ‘Khilona’ and ‘Ek Duuje Ke Liye’ represent a deep passion to challenge conventions in order to reach out towards young minds while creating a modern cinematic narrative. In recognition of his great contribution to cinema the Dadasaheb Phalke award was conferred on him in 1983.