Biblio - The SPS Literature Fest 2018
Arghyakamal Mitra is an editing alumnus of Film & Television Institute of India, Pune (1986).
In a career spanning three decades, he has worked in 95+ feature films. He began his stint in editing with Ketan Mehta in his feature film HOLI even while he was a student. Since then, he has worked as an editor in critically acclaimed award-winning films directed by Rituparno Ghosh, Aparna Sen, Anup Singh, Raja Sen, E.K. Nirjhar, Tauquir Ahmed, Anjan Dutt, Malay Bhattacharya, Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, Suman Mukherjee, Anik Dutta, Bouddhayan Mukherjee and others.
He has won numerous awards for his work, most importantly, the National Award for film editing in 2009 (ABOHOMAAN – dir.Rituparno Ghosh), and the Best Editing award in Rapid Lion Film Festival of Johannesburg, South Africa, 2016, for Teenkahon(3 Obsessions).
Along with editing, Mr. Mitra is also working at directing films. He has directed the first vignette of six-part Bengali feature film Ek Mutho Chhobi, and he has worked as an Associate Director in the internationally acclaimed feature film The Violin Player.
Mr. Mitra is also a visiting faculty at Film & Television Institute of India(Pune), Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute(Kolkata), Roopkala Kendro(Kolkata), State University of Performing & Visual Arts(Rohtak).