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Berlinale Talent Campus: Pooja Gupte (Cinematography)

By Nandita Dutta • Published on February 9, 2012

DearCinema profiles the Indian participants at Berlinale Talent Campus 2012

[P]ooja Gupte has just finished shooting her first feature film Crossing Bridges directed by Sange Dorjee Thongdok.This film also marks the debut of director Thongdok who is an alumnus of the Satyajit Ray Film And Television Institute.

Gupte studied Cinematography at the Satyajit Ray Film And Television Institute, Kolkata. She then began working as a freelance cinematographer in Mumbai. Initially she assisted the well known cinematographer Kiran Deohans. She went on to shoot several independent commercials, documentaries and short films. She shot the film Paper planes directed by Neha Singh which was selected for Short Film Center, IFFI, Goa 2011.

‘I had known about Berlinale Talent Campus even before I joined Film school and always wanted to be a part of this prestigious workshop and festival,’ says Gupte.

At the Campus, she wants to discuss and know more about the digital revolution and its hand in film making. ‘It has not only provided opportunities to new film makers but also created room for innovative film language. In the long run the workshop will not only enable me to understand the technical aspects of filmmaking, but also help me meet filmmakers of similar wavelength,’ she says.

Born and raised in Pune, Pooja Gupte completed her graduation in applied arts with Photography as specialization from Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya, Pune.

You can reach Pooja Gupte at poojasgupte@yahoo.co.in

The Berlinale Talent Campus, an initiative of the Berlin International Film Festival is a creative and networking platform for 350 up-and-coming filmmakers from all over the world. It lasts for six days and offers a huge variety of different programme elements for people involved with various aspects of filmmaking through workshops, seminars, excursions, panel discussions and lectures.

The 10th edition of the Berlinale Talent Campus, from February 11 – 16, 2012 will focus on the future of cinema with an emphasis on digital filmmaking. Chaitanya Tamhane, Pooja Gupte, Ritesh Batra and Yogesh Karikurve are the four Indians who will participate in this year’s Talent Campus.

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