Anglo-Scottish director-producer-writer, began his career as an editor and moved on to wield the directors chair as a documentary filmmaker, producing and directing many award winning films, including the notable 90 minute biography of ‘Fangio’.
The 75-year-old director also produced, ‘The Tortoise and the Hare’ (1967) which was nominated as the Best Short Film at the BAFTA.
Nominated for eight academy awards for his widely acclaimed feature film ‘Chariots of Fire’ (1981), he won four for the film including , the Best Picture, music, script and costume design . His film also won the prestigious Golden Globe for the Best Foreign Film and the BAFTA for Best Picture.
His other films as director include ‘Revolution’ (1985) featuring Al Pacino and ‘Greystoke’ (1984) which was nominated for four Academy Awards and followed equal critical acclaim.
Emerging as one of the most original voice of the Polish new wave that took form during the Sixties, 73-year-old, Jerzy Skolimowski channeled his prodigious talents as an actor, dramatist, writer, poet, director, painter and art designer into a series of visually intense and poetically structured films.
In his early works such as ‘Rysopis’, made while he was a student at the Lodz film school, and Walkover, he crafted iconic portraits of aimless youth and failed ambitions that cut with a sharp satiric edge, garnering him tremendous international acclaim. Between 1964 and 1984 he completed six semi-autobiographical feature films: ‘Rysopis’ (1964), ‘Walkover’(1965), ‘Barrier’ (1966), ‘Hands Up!’ (1981), ‘Moonlighting’ (1982) and ‘Success Is the Best Revenge’ (1984), a segment in Dialóg and two other features, ‘Le Départ’ (1967) and ‘Deep End’ (1970) based on his original screenplays, all of which were well received. ‘Le Départ’ won the Golden Bear and UNICRIT Award at the 17th Berlin International Film Festival.
He has been nominated for the Cannes Palm D’or on five different occasions and won the Cannes Grand Jury Prize in 1978 for ‘The Shout’, in addition to numerous other accolades at several other prestigious international film festivals.
South Korean film director and screenwriter, Na Hong-Jin won the Award for Best Director at the 45th Grand Bell Awards for his debut feature, ‘The Chaser’ (2008). Further on he was lauded with the Orient Express Award at the Catalonian International Film Festival for the same.
The 37-year-old director won the Award for Best Director at the 15th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival for his second feature, ‘The Yellow Sea ‘ and nominated for the same at the Asian Film Awards.
His ideology of feeling everything, putting it into emotion and working with the ordinary people has helped him ascend the ladder of success.
Born and brought up in Bombay, Sarika was selected in a Talent Contest held by Film Fare, and started her Acting career at the age of 4. Her first film was 'Hamraaz" directed by B.R. Chopra. She then continued to work as an child artiste
Her 1st film as an leading lady was 'Kagaz ki Nao" followed by 'Geet Gata Chal'. Besides Hindi she has worked in Marathi, Gujrati and Bengali language films. She has also worked as on assistant director under the late Sri Basu Bhattacharya.
She stopped Acting after shifting to Madras. There she continued to work by switching careers as Sound Dir and Costume Designer for more than 30 films.
She won her 1st National award in 2000 as Best Costume Designer for 'Hey Ram', a period film, for which she put in extensive research work to get the authentic look of 1940s, for the various sections of people portrayed in the film, hailing from and outside of India.
After working as a technician she returned to acting once again in 2003
Sarika won her 2nd National award in 2005 as Best Actress for her role in ‘Parzania’ where she played a crusading mother who fights for justice against all adversity. The much acclaimed film based on a true story during the Godhra riots initiated debates across the country.
Besides Films she has been actively involved in theatre and has worked with the Madras Players, as an actor and costume designer. She also Started a Film Society Called ‘Frames’, and later a Theatre actor’s Workshop (TWA) which promoted young actors and provided a platform for experienced Actors/Directors to interact with the youngsters.