Professor – Screen Studies and Research, FTII – Pune

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Anil Zankar is a recipient of two national awards, one for a film script and the other for a book on cinema.

He has 35 years of experience in film making, teaching and writing. He is an alumnus of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII, Pune) and has made 21 short films on social issues and institutions, bio-pics and corporate themes. He is a historian of cinema. He has attended seminars on international cinema, has presented papers at international conferences (Poland, 2006; Japan, 2014) and has been invited as a visiting scholar by Indian Institute of Advanced Studies (Shimla, 2014).

He was editor of a magazine, ‘Lights Camera Action’ published in collaboration with BFI, UK. His most recent publication is Mughal-e-Azam (Harper Collins, 2013). He has written a chapter on screenwriting in Routledge Handbook Of Indian Cinema (2013). He has made contributions to Encyclopaedia of Hindi Cinema (Britannica) and several other academic journals and magazines. He has been invited as a speaker at the Goa Arts and Literature Festival (Panjim), at the Taj Literature Festival (Agra) and the Pune International Literary Festival.

He is at present working as professor of screen studies and research at the FTII.


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