DEPARTMENT OF SCRIPT WRITING & DIRECTION
SHRI. VIPIN VIJAY
Professor & HOD
Filmmaker Vipin Vijay’s works are made under strict independent codes and defy any categorization merging film, documentary, essay, and fiction all into one. He graduated from Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, Kolkata. A Charles Wallace Arts Awardee from the British Council, his films have won short Tiger Award – Rotterdam, Best Film – Signs Du Nuit, Paris, National Film Awards, India (twice), Grand Jury Award MIFF, Golden pearl HIFF, Kodak award, Kerala State Film & TV Award (thrice), Padmarajan Puraskaram, IDPA Award (thrice), Incredible India Award- IFFI, John Abraham National Awards (thrice), Hassankutty Award- IFFK 2010.
Apart from widely shown in film festivals like Rotterdam, Karlovy Vary, Oberhausen, São Paulo, Nantes, Montreal, Japan, Vladivostok and art museums like Serpentine Gallery, London, Ullens Centre for Contemporary art (UGCA) Beijing, two of his works have been acquired for permanent archives at the United States Library of Congress. He is a recipient of the Sanskriti Award for cultural achievement in filmmaking in India. The prestigious Oberhausen International Film Festival, Germany 2015 honoured him with a PROFILE, showcasing his works. He was the ‘filmmaker in focus’ at the IDSFFK 2017, Kerala. He has taught as a guest lecturer at FTII, Pune, SRFTI, Kolkata & NID, Ahmadabad.