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DocedgeKolkata Master Class 2022 | Virtual Edition

April 30, 2022 | Saturday | 06:00 PM IST | Register Here

Victor Kossakovsky

Victor Kossakovsky was born in Saint Petersburg (Leningrad at the time) on July 19, 1961. An innovative documentary filmmaker, his films have been honored with more than 100 awards in national and international festivals. His distinctive filmography spans many different subjects but always explores the interplay of reality and poetic moments.

He began his career in motion pictures at the Leningrad Studio of Documentaries as assistant cameraman, assistant director and editor in 1978.

In 1989 he directed his first feature LOSEV and then in 1992 made his name with international critics and audiences with his documentary THE BELOVS, which won both the VPRO Joris Ivens Award and the Audience Award at IDFA and dozens of other awards at international festivals around the world.
In 2011, Kossakovsky’s ¡VIVAN LAS ANTIPODAS! was selected as the opening film of the Venice Film Festival. AQUARELA, his technologically groundbreaking and globe-spanning documentary on the shapes of water also premiered in Venice in 2018 before being shortlisted for the Oscar® for Best Documentary, among other honors.

In Conversation with
Shaunak Sen

Shaunak Sen is a filmmaker and writer based in Delhi. His film All That Breathes (2022) was the first Indian film to win the Grand Jury award at the Sundance Film Festival, 2022, and is Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival 2022. His previous film `Cities of Sleep` (2016), was shown at various major international film festivals and won 6 international awards. Shaunak received the Films Division of India Fellowship (2013), the Sarai CSDS Digital Media fellowship (2014),Pro Helvetia Residency, Switzerland (2016), the Charles Wallace Grant (2018), the IDFA Bertha Fund (2019), the Sundance Documentary Grant (2019), the Catapult Film Fund (2020), and the Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund (2020).
His writings on cinema have been published in journals including Bioscope and Widescreen.

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