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Grants, Awards, Jury, Memberships

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Grants/Funding

2021             Deakin Motion Lab Grant for Dalit Lives – Research based Web-series Project - $5000

2019             Conference Grant to participate in Gannat Folklore Festival & Conference, France. $2K

2016             School Research Committee Funding of $2000 for– Participation in the International Dance Researchers Congress 2016,                             International Dance Council, UNESCO, Athens, Greece

2016             School of Media & Communication funding of $7000

                     For - RMIT Indian Film Festival, Date: 1st- 4th December 2016, RMIT University, Melbourne

2016             Western Institute of Technology (external sponsorship) $1000, for - RMIT Indian Film Festival, Date: 1st- 4th December 2016,                         RMIT University, Melbourne

2016             School Research Committee Funding of $1000 For – Multi-Media Exhibition titled: Dance of the Hindu Gods

                     Date: September 2016, Location: Parliament of Victoria, Spring Street, Melbourne

2015             Australian Federal Government’s Endeavour Mobility Programme grant of $20,000

                     For -  RMIT India Field Trip 2016 – RMIT University, Melbourne

2015.            Federal Government Mobility Programme (New Colombo Plan) Funding of $13,500

                     For – University of Newcastle Communication & Media Programme – Ganat Festival, France.

2015             Association Nationale Cultures Et Tradition, Gannat, France Sponsorship Valued at Euro 6000 for International Folklore Festival                       of Gannat field trip, University of Newcastle. ANCT, Gannat, Auvergne, France

2014             New Colombo Plan Funding of $13,500 for – University of Newcastle Communication & Media Programme for Gannat                             Festival, ANCT, France field Trip.

2014             Association Nationale Cultures Et Tradition, Gannat, France Sponsorship Valued at Euro 6000 for International Folklore Festival                       of Gannat field trip, University of Newcastle.  ANCT, Gannat, Auvergne, France

2013             Travel Grant $3000 to attend 37th World Congress on Dance Research, Athens, Greece, CID, UNESCO, 2-6 July, 2014,                           University of Newcastle

2013             Federal Government Short Term Mobility Programme Funding $11500 to participate (along with 5 Media students of UoN) in                       the International Folklore Festival of Gannat, France 17-29 July 2013. University of Newcastle

2013            $4000 Grant for Music Video Course Revision by the Faculty of Science & IT University of Newcastle

2013            Staff-Student Collaborative Project Fund of $3000: Bollywood Project Video, with the Music Video Course students. University                        of Newcastle’s Arts Festival “Create 2308”

 2013           Travel Grant $3000 to attend Evil, Women and Feminine Conference, 18-20 May 2013, Interdisciplinary.net,Prague. FSCIT,                        University of Newcastle

2012            New Staff Grant 2012, $10,000 (Research & Teaching), FSCIT, University of Newcastle.

2012            Travel Grant $3000 to attend Film & Media Conference, London 2012, FSCIT, University of Newcastle.

Awards/Scholarship

2021                          Best Documentary – Pariza’s Lockdown Diary – Tagore Int. Film Fest, Port Blair Int. Film Fest

2019                          Special Mention – Cineaste Film Festival of India (CIFFI) for curating the Australian Film Segment

2017                          Special Mention Award for the Film – Dancing to the Tunes of Bollywood II. NOIDA International Film Festival 2017. 2014                          WIL Staff of the Year Award – Work Integrated Learning, University of Newcastle

2008                          German Governments International Fellowship - short-term Visiting Scholar at Karl Jaspers’ Cluster of Excellence,                                            Heidelberg University, Germany.

2007                          Recipient of Australian Government’s International Post Graduate Research Scholarship (IPRS), 2006-2009. 

Jury Member in Film Festivals

2019           Melbourne Web Festival 2019

2017           Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) – Asian Section      

2013           Real Film Festival (Documentary Section), Screen Hunter, Newcastle

2011           TV ATOM (Australian Teachers of Media) Awards 2011, Australia

2009           Enhance TV ATOM (Australian Teachers of Media) Awards, Australia

2008/09       National TV Award of ‘Delhi Doordarshan’ (National TV of India), 2008, New Delhi

2009           Mise en Scene International Indie & Students’ Film Festival, New Delhi, India 2009

2008/09       JIMS International Students’ Film Festival, New Delhi, India

2007           International Film Festival of Vivekanand Institute of Professional Studies, Delhi, India

Conference/Symposia Organiser

2021.          Janapada – A Virtual Folklore Festival organised by Deakin University in association with Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India – (27th November to 12th December 2021, online)

2021           Festival Director – Cineaste International Film Festival of India (CIFFI), New Delhi/NOIDA 5-11 Dec. 2021.                        https://ciffi.dme.ac.in

2020           Festival Director – Cineaste International Film Festival of India (CIFFI), New Delhi/NOIDA 5-11 Dec. 2020. https://ciffi.dme.ac.in/ciffi-2020/

2020           Conference on Intangible Cultural Heritage – Storytelling Through Masks. Organised by Association Nationale Cultures Du Monde, France 16th October, 2020.

2019           Festival Director – Cineaste International Film Festival of India (CIFFI), New Delhi/NOIDA 17-20 April, 2019. https://ciffi.dme.ac.in/ciffi2019/

2018           Indian Cinema and Alternate Networks Conference (ICAN2), New Delhi/NOIDA, 16-18th November 2018. https://www.ican2018.com/

2016           Indian Stories, Australian Screen – Film Festival & Conference – RMIT University

Bollywood & its Others International Conference, University of Newcastle, 20-21 February 2014 http://bollywood101.wixsite.com/2015

Creative and Cultural Dimensions of Bollywood Symposia, University of Newcastle, 8-9 May 2015

2014.         Bollywood 101 Film Festival, University of Newcastle, 20-21 February 2014

2008-09.    Organising Secretary of “India International Youth Film Festival”, New Delhi 2008 & 2009 edition (http://iiyouthfilmfestival.com)

2009.         Co-Curator of the “Purulia Chhau Masks” exhibition during the National Conference on Manbhum Chhau, Ranchi, Jharkhand.

2005-09     Director—“Mise en Scene” International Indie and Students film festival, Indraprastha College, Delhi University 

2006.         Co-Curator of “Gods and Demons—The Masks of Purulia Chhau Dance” an exhibition of masks in the International Folklore                            Festival of Verdun, Etain, Airvault, Baum Le Dam and Gannat in France under the aegis of ANCT, France June-July.

2004         Co-Curator of “Gods and Demons—The Masks of Purulia Chhau Dance” an exhibition of masks at the “Parade Brunssum”,                             international folklore festival of Brunssum, Netherlands

 

Curator – Exhibitions

  • Curator & Artist – Dance of the Hindu Gods – A Multi-Media Exhibition at Queens Hall, Parliament of Victoria, Melbourne 29th August to 2nd September 2016.

  • Co-Curator of the “Purulia Chhau Masks” exhibition during the National Conference on Manbhum Chhau, Ranchi, Jharkhand, 5th December 2009

  • Co-Curator of “Gods and Demons—The Masks of Purulia Chhau Dance” an exhibition of masks in the International Folklore Festival of Verdun, Etain, La-Baule De Esculblac, Airvault, Baum Le Dam and Gannat in France under the aegis of ANCT, France June-July, 2006

  • Co-Curator of “Gods and Demons—The Masks of Purulia Chhau Dance” an exhibition of masks at the “Parade Brunssum”, international folklore festival of Brunssum, Netherlands 2004.​

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