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Vinod Sukumaran

Prof & HoD Editing Dept

vinodsukumaran.filmmaker@gmail.com
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Bachelor in Theatre Arts(B.T.A) School of Drama Calicut University, Kerala 1989
Diploma in Cinema with specialisation in FILM EDITING, Film & Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune 1992.

Vinod Sukumaran

a well acknowledged name in the Malayalam film industry. A National and State award winner he carries several accolades as a film editor director, a brilliant combination in the industry, which he groomed from the studies of Drama and Films in two different and reputed art institutes.

He studied Theatre Arts at the bachelor level in School of Drama, Calicut University, Trichur and joined for Film studies at the post graduate level at Film & TV Institute of India (FTII), Pune that lead him to newer pastures of higher understanding and insights in self-expression and multi-faceted art practices. After graduating from FTII, he started working with eminent film editor late Ms. Renu Saluja in several Hindi film projects as her assistant. During this process of understanding of cinema, the most powerful and significant art form of modern age, his exploration has grown wider and deeper to achieve many fruits of appreciation such as National and State film awards leading to more exciting projects in advertising, corporate and feature films. His short film ‘Diary of a House Wife’, which has bagged the National award for first best non feature of a director, screened as the inaugural film at Indian Panaorama in 2002 along with master film maker late Mr. Mrinal Sen’s ‘Aamar Bhuvan’. He has won Kerala State Film Award for Best Editor in 2007 (Ore Kadal) and 2011 (Ivan Megharoopan).

He has chaired as NETPAC Jury member of All Light International Film festival held in Hyderabad in 2016, Jury Member of International Documentary & Short film festival of Kerala (IDSFFK) in 2016, Jury Chairman of Kerala State TV award for 2013, NETPAC Jury Chairman of All Light International Film festival of Kerala in 2015.

Vinod Sukumaran is also an academician with specialisation in Film Editing, associated with several institutes throughout in Kerala, which include, C-DIT- Thiruvananthapuram, Press Academy- Kochi, School of Communication, SH College – Thevara. He also conducts workshops for Chalachithra Academy. His directorial venture HARAM, a Malayalam feature, starring Fahad Fazil and Radhika Apte, released in 2015 scored notable comments and appreciation from many film critics.

AWARDS

  • 2002: NATIONAL AWARD (Best first film of a Director) for my short film Diary of a Housewife in the Non- Feature category in 2002.
  • 2005: BEST FILM EDITOR for AKALE, a Malayalam feature film in Kerala state Mathrubhumi film award.
  • 2005: BEST FILM EDITOR for AKALE, a Malayalam feature film in Kerala state Film critic Association award.
  • 2008: BEST FILM EDITOR for ORE KADAL, a Malayalam feature film in Kerala state Film Award.
  • 2012: BEST FILM EDITOR for IVAN MEGHAROOPAN, a Malayalam feature film in Kerala state Film Award.

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 2016: Jury Member in International Documentary & Short film festival of Kerala (IDSFFK) 2016.
  • 2015: Jury Chair man of Kerala State TV award for 2013.
  • 2015: NETPAC Jury Chair man of All Light International Film festival of Kerala 2015.
  • 2015: Board of Studies Member & Guest Faculty of SH School of Communication, Sacred Heart College, Thevara.
  • 2005: COMMONWEALTH VISION AWARD 1000 pound seed grand for my 90sec theme based promotional film script, Colour of Life from The Royal Commonwealth Society, London. The film has been telecasted in Commonwealth Day in 52 Commonwealth Nations
  • 2003: COMMONWEALTH VISION AWARD 1000 pound seed grand for my 90sec theme based promotional film script, Wings of Freedom from The Royal Commonwealth Society, London. The film has been telecasted in Commonwealth Day in 52 Commonwealth Nations
  • 2003: When life follows..When life betrays, a short film , screened in the competition section of Second International video film festival of Kerala. 2003
  • 2003: No Smoking a spot film screened in the competition section of Second International video film festival of Kerala.2003
  • 2002: My short film Diary of a Housewife, has been screened as the Inaugural Film of Indian panorama at International Film Festival of India (IFFI 2002)
  • 2002: Chief Guest in Opening ceremony of Indian Panorama 2002
  • 2002: Diary of a Housewife has been selected to the following International Film Festivals:
    1. Competition Section of Mumbai International Film festival (MIFF 2002)
    2. World Cinema Section of International Film Festival of Kerala(IFFK2002)
    3. Asian Cinema Section of Commonwealth Film Festival Manchester (CFF 2002)
    4. River to River Florence-India Film Festival in Italy 2002
    5. National Film festival organised by Kerala State Chalachitra Academy