Monday, June 30, 2014

IRAM GHUFRAN to receive the first Jai Chandiram Memorial Fellowship

The first Jai Chandiram Memorial Fellowship has been unanimously awarded to  
Iram Ghufran for a pre-production grant for research and script development for a documentary film MAD IS A DIFFERENT DIRECTION. 

Iram Ghufran is a filmmaker based in New Delhi. Her work has been shown in several international art and cinematic contexts including the Berlin Film Festival, Experimenta India, World Social Forum and ISEA among others. She has won several awards for her work, including the National Award for ‘Best Direction’ and ‘Best Editing’.  

Note from the Jury 
The jury members (Padmaja Shaw, Radhika Khanna, Iffat Fatima) found ''all the proposals very well thought out, creative and presented well. Since all of them are filmmakers of some standing, they have asked for the fellowship support for a part of the larger project that they are already working on. The jury members evaluated the proposals independently and shared the marks with each other, followed by a Skype chat to finalize the award. The jury was unanimous in rating Iram Ghufran’s proposal, Mad is a Different Direction, as the top contender.'' 

The cheque for the first installment of the fellowship will be handed over to Iram by Jai's brother, Suresh Chandiram, at a simple ceremony at the India International Centre, Delhi.