Shomshuklla is an Indian film director, script writer, theatre personality, singer and writer born in Kolkata to Bengali parents, her father who was a student of Rabindranath Tagore at Shantiniketan and her mother who was a lecturer. Seven years later, she joined Dakshinee, an acclaimed music teaching institution to learn the music form ‘Rabindra Sangeet‘. In 1985, she met Bhaskar Das on a mini bus in Kolkata and tied the knot with him six months later. The couple had their only child, Uditvanu Das in 1989. It was in 1990 that she relocated from Kolkata to Ahmedabad and joined Krishnakant Parekh, a disciple of Pandit Jasraj to study and learn music. In 1995 she left Ahmedabad for Mumbai to embark on her creative career. In Mumbai she started learning classical music from the renowned Dr. Prabha Atre from the year 1995 onwards.

 

FILMOGRAPHY

2013, Sandcastle  

Tenerife International Film Festival

Won: Best Cinematography (Ritam Banerjee)

Nominated: Sandcastle – Best Cinematography, Best Supporting Actor, Best Female Lead, Best Feature Film

London International Film Festival

Nominated: Best Foreign Language Feature, Best Director of a Foreign Language Feature, Best Original Story, Best Cinematography

LA Femme International Feature

Official Selection

Madrid International Film Festival

Nominated: Best Story, Best Foreign Language Feature Film

Mexico International Film Festival

Won: 2015 Bronze Palm Award – First Time Filmmaker

 

2014,  Chhutii Aar Picnic

Madrid International Film Festival

Won: Best Cinematography

Nominated: Best Original Screenplay of a Foreign Language Film, Best Supporting Actor (Female), Best Cinematography, Best Lead Actor (Male), Best Directing of a Foreign Language Film.

Columbia Gorge International Film Festival

Won: Best Cinematography

International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema

Won: Best Male Lead (Uditvanu Das) in a Foreign Language Film

Mexico International Film Festival

Won: 2015 Bronze Palm Award – Narrative Feature Competition

 

2015, Hopscotch

St. Tropez & Nice International Film Festival

Won: Best Original Screenplay for a Foreign Language Film

Mexico International Film Festival

Won: 2015 Golden Palm – Best Narrative Feature

Milan International Film Festival

Won: Best Actress, Sohini Mukherjee Roy

International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema

Won: Best Actress, Sohini Mukherjee Roy

 

Tenerife International Film Festival

Won: Best Actress, Sohini Mukherjee Roy

Columbia Gorge International Film Festival

Won: Most Ambitious Feature Film

International Horror Hotel Festival

Won: Suspense – Thriller Award

Berlin International Film Festival

Won: Best Original Screenplay of a Foreign Language Film

 

2016, Tik Tok

St. Tropez & Nice International Film Festival

Won: Best Original Screenplay of a Feature Film

Milan International Film Festival 2016

Won: Best Editing of a feature film

Festival Angaelica 2016

Won: International Experimental Film

Columbia Gorge International Film Festival 2016

Won: International Experimental Film

London IFF 2017

Official Selection: Best Original Screenplay of a Feature Film

 

2016, White Bee

Madrid International Film Festival

Won: Best Actress, Tanu Kurien Vaswani

Milan International Film Festival 2017

Nominated: Best Original Screenplay of a Feature Film, Best Feature Film

London International Film Festival 2018

Nominated: Best Story, Best Lead Actor

Mexico International Film Festival 2018

Won: Golden Palm Award

 

2017, Mixed Medium

Milan International Film Festival 2017

Won: Best Editing of a Feature Film, Priyank Yadav

Nominated: Best Film, Best Director, Best Lead Actress, Lipi Goyal, Best Cinematography in a Feature Film

London International Film Festival 2018

Won: Best Original Screenplay of a Feature Film

Nominated: Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Feature Film, Best Supporting Actress, Best Lead Actress

Nice International Film Festival 2018

Nominated: Best Original Screenplay, Best Feature Film, Best Original Score, Best Cinematography, Best Lead Actress

 

2017, Flowers and a Lap of Rose

London International Film Festival 2017

Nominated: Best Feature Film, Best Cinematography in a Feature Film

Amsterdam International Film Festival 2018

Won: Best Director

Nominated: Best Original Screenplay of a Feature Film, Best Editing of a Feature Film

Madrid International Film Festival 2018

Won: Best Director

Nominated: Best Director, Best Cinematography

Berlin International Film Festival 2017

Won: Best Costume

Festival Angaelica 2017

Won: Legacy Award – The Shom Award

Mexico International Film Festival 2018

Won: Golden Palm Award for Narrative Feature

 

2017,Murals

London International Film Festival 2017

Nominated: Best Director, Best Editing

Madrid International Film Festival 2018

Won: Best Cinematography

Nice International Film Festival 2018

Won: Best Editing of a Feature Film

 

2018, The Bird

Nice International Film Festival 2019

Won: Best Original Screenplay of a Feature Film

Madrid International Film Festival 2019

Nominated: Best Editing of a Feature Film, Best Cinematography in a Feature Film

 

2018, Bunch Of Grapes

London International Film Festival 2019

Won: Best Editing of a Feature Film

Nominated: Best Director, Best Editing of a Feature Film, Best Cinematography in a Feature Film

Mexico International Film Festival 2019

Won: Best Director

Madrid International Film Festival 2019

Nominated: Best Editing of a Feature Film, Best Story

Milan International Film Festival 2019

Nominated: Best Editing of a Foreign Language Feature Film, Best Story

 

2019, Light Wraps Me

Madrid International Film Festival 2019

Won: Best Visual Effects

Nominated: Best Set Design

Milan International Film Festival 2019

Won: Best Original Score

Nominated: Best Original Score, Best Hair, Makeup & Body Design

London International Film Festival 2020

Nominated: Best Costume, Best Visual Effects, Best Original Score, Best Set Design

 

2020, Aaedon

London International Film Festival 2020

Won: Best Original Score