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Mr. Sayantan Dutta

Assistant professor in Animation Department

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Mr. Sayantan Dutta has been associated with iLead from September, 2023. He is currently pursuing Ph.D. from the department of Film Studies, Jadavpur University. He has also taught at Belur Vidyamandir as guest faculty (2022-23). His research interests include Classical Film Theory, Visual Theory, Critical Theory, Realism, and New Media. He has edited, compiled, and translated a book named ‘Masterclass-e Kiarostami’. He also co-edits a Bengali webzine named ‘Counter Shot’, focused on cinema. He has made several short films, one of them is called ‘…after Asifa’ (2018).

  • Film Studies
  • Critical Theory
  • History of Visual Arts
  • Modernity
  • Sensory Realism in Contemporary South Asian Cinema
  • Bengali Cinema of 1950s-60s
  • Musical Construction of Fiction Films
  • Sound in Ritwik Ghatak’s Cinema
  • Political Cinema of Satyajit Ray

He was awarded the Chidananda Dasgupta Memorial Award for Best Film Criticism in 2020, organzied by FIPRESCI India.

His film ‘…after Asifa’ was screened in the Bangalore International Short Film Festival 2019.

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Cycling
  • Travelling

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