Sumana Mukherjee, KOLKATA, India

About Sumana
An upcoming film-maker with rich and varied experience in Filming, production and advertising 
Her forte is film making. She is known for her magic with lenses and lighting as she draws the audience with her unique cinematic style. Sumana holds a Masters in Mass Communication, post graduate diploma in advertising and marketing from The Delhi School of communications.

She Started her career in an ad agency , after self seasoning with a master degree and working with some other leading organization in field of advertising and production at the capital city New Delhi Sumana moved to Kolkata & founded Pixel International- an Audio Video Production House rather Makes Indie movies. ( of her recent works as film maker includes: Eti(Bengali movie; released on 2008), Faded Smile, In Pursuit of Truth, The Voyage, Ebong Bisorjaan, Atin Ella and Charadhaya(set to release) etc. Sumana stepped in direction with an experimental movie DreamZ –The Movie based on the issues faced by women in fact humans all over the globe! 
It is Being screened at prestigious 19th Kolkata International Film Festival, Global Com-fest Toronto and nominated for NETPAC Award under Asian Select, 6th NIFF 2014, 9th Habitat Film Festival (New Delhi) 2014, and 7th Bangaluru International Film Festival. It has been well appreciated by audience for such bold experiment in the making !! won Award at NIFF for best debutant and social film category.
Following the small step she Co-directed a Hindi Movie title Flame- an untold love story, it has been screened world-wide in various film festivals and won several awards.

The Creative Journey (FILMOGRAPHY):

1. DreamZ- The Movie(2013) Feature Film- English Experimental- Director (Debut feature film as independent director)
2. Atin Ella and Charadhay Apolitical Love Story! Feature Film-Experimental Socio political 
Adaptation of Char Adhaya - Producer

2. Kamala Sundari
Feature Film- Bangla
Production- Post Production worked as Creative Producer
3. Kaala Khatta Feature Film- Hindi Social Pre-production working as Execution partner and Director
4. ETI (2007-2008) Feature Film (Bengali) Youth Crisis/Liberty worked as Producer
5. Ebong Bisorjan Feature Film (Bengali) Social/Drama worked as Creative Producer and Consultant

6. In pursuit of truth Documentary Documentary worked as Director and producer
7. Script No. 36 (2009-2010) Feature Film (Bengali) Suspense worked as Creative Director/and consultant 
8. Towards Life- Documentary (English) on Social- Pavement dweller worked as Producer and Director 
9. The Voyage(2011-2012) A Documentary(English) On Aged worked as Director
10. A missing Smile 2010 -Documentary On Slum Dwellers worked as Producer

Reorganization and Awards:

1.Global Comfest Toronto- 2013-
2.19th Kolkata International Film Festival-2013
3.Nominated for NETPAC Award under Asian Select
4. Nominated at NIFF 2014
5. The Golden Camera Award for best Debut Director Viz Dada Saheb Janambhumi Puruskar.
6. 9th Habitat Film Festival 2014
7. 7th BIFEs 2014

Categories She is being nominated at 6th NIFF 2014
a. Best Director; 
b. Best Debut Director, 
c. Best film on Social Message.

She also held position of Chairperson of ALL- Ladies League Kolkata chapter for some time. She is also founder member of AIFDO ( a NGO working toward capacity building in field of cinema, art and culture and community services by showcasing film for cause!

Sumana says - “Film is passion and power, A language, a media where one can portray reality and dream! And I am a Dreamer"

Crew involvement
2015 Atin Ela & Char Adhyay
2013 Dreamz: The Movie
Festival involvement
Festival Director