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Kapilas Bhuyan
Bhubaneshwar, India

I'm a senior state level accredited freelance journalist based in Bhubaneswar, and a columnist on art, music, dance, theater and film, a writer of repute and an independent short, documentary and feature film maker.

Apart from making films for my in-house production company VIDHI Infotainment, I also have made documentary films for UNICEF, UN Women, Govt. of Odisha, Centre for Civil Society, New Delhi and Amnesty International, India etc. I have been making TVCs, feature and short film/s and news-feature audio-visual capsules for private producers and various television channels in Odisha.

I have produced and directed a 50 minute documentary film titled ‘Jatra Jeevan, Jeevan Yatra’, based on the life & livelihood in Oriya Jatra, the Oriya commercial folk theater that has taken a multi-million industrial status, though not recognized as one by the Govt. as yet, and the film is made under the aegis of the Centre for Civil Society, New Delhi (India). The film has own the President’s National Film Award (Rajat Kamal) as the Best Non-Fiction Film in Art/Culture Category for 2006.

I have produced, written and directed a 23-minute short docu-fiction film ‘Breathing Without Air’ (2003), that has received the best short film award at the Festival du Cinema de Paris – 2004, got Jury’s Special Mention at the New York Short Film Festival (2004), and selected into the Official Section of more than two dozen National and International film festivals, like; the Honolulul International Film Festival (2004), Le Festival du Film de Strasbourg (2004), Commonwealth Film Festival, Manchester (2004), Jeevika – 2004: National Livelihood Documentary Film Festival, New Delhi, Marche Internationale Fiction Documentaire (MI.Doc) 2005, Capbreton, France, SAFFA/ICC Global South Asian Short & Doc. Festival – 2005, CA,USA, ‘TASVEER’ the 3rd Annual Independent South Asian Film Festival – 2006, Seattle, USA. etc.

I have made a series of documentary films on how to tap perennial stream source on the mountain top for maximum utilization in the fields and households under the title ‘Songs of Water’ (35 min), ‘Story of Water’ (20 min) and ‘Unity is Strength’ (3 min) in 2016 and 2017. 

I have made my debut Odia feature film ‘Lal Odhani’ (Red Veil) in 2012, which is a love story that entangles cinematic probe into the relationship between the state and the individual in the backdrop of Maoist Movement in Odisha state and elsewhere in India.