People PhD

Indranil Bhattacharya

Indranil is a screen studies scholar with extensive experience in teaching, research, and media production. A trained filmmaker, he holds apost-graduate diploma in filmmaking from the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) and a PhD in Cinema Studies from the University of Westminster, London, UK. He has taught cinema studies and media production at both undergraduate and postgraduate levelsin leading South Asian universities and film schools. He has been closely associated with curriculum development, research and academic administration during his teaching stint. He also writes articles on cinema for leading Indian web portals.

Before embarking on a full-time academic career, he has worked as a documentarian, a film and video editor, a producer in broadcast television, and briefly as an instruction designer. Indranil’s research interests include areas where technology and aesthetics intersect, notably sound in films and television, documentary films, theories of realism, creative media industry practices and their transformation in the digital age. His doctoral research explored the relationship between film sound technology and aesthetics in the ‘post-celluloid’, digital era.

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