In continuation of the Birth Centenary Year celebrations of the well-known journalist, film critic and filmmaker Chidananda Dasgupta, one of the pioneers of the Film Society Movement in India, the Chidananda Dasgupta Memorial Trust announces the Chidananda Dasgupta Award 2022 for the Best Writing on Cinema carrying a cash prize of INR 50,000..
Books published in the last three years, i.e. after 1 January 2020 will be eligible. Fresh works of merit written in the years 2021/2022 and not yet published may also be considered at the discretion of the jury. The works submitted should be original critical writings on cinema and not restricted to mere film reviews. In case of articles, a body of works comprising at least 10 articles must be submitted. Writings may be submitted in English or any other Indian language. In case of the latter, there must be an accompanying long synopsis in English.
Submissions in digital format along with entry form and other relevant details should be sent as email attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Hard copies of publications and/or body of works should be sent by courier or speed post to:
Chidananda Dasgupta Memorial Trust
Rainbow House, 135 Rajdanga Goldpark
Apt 2A, 2nd floor, Kolkata 700 107
There is no submission fee. Last date for receiving submissions is 15 August 2022.
The relevant submission form should be completely filled in legibly and sent in along with the publications and/or body of works and other details as mentioned in the form. Incomplete entries will not be considered.
The Chidananda Dasgupta Award 2022 for the Best Writing on Cinema will go the author.
The winner of the Chidananda Dasgupta Award 2022 for the Best Writing on Cinema will be announced at an event on 20 November 2022 at an appropriate venue.
All queries may be addressed to the Chidananda Dasgupta Memorial Trust at: email@example.com; contact numbers:: 9830169663; 9830139846.