Pandit Arun Kaul
|Date and Place of Birth:||12 August, 1933, Srinagar, Kashmir|
|Harmony Award:||For Electronic Media 1995, New Delhi|
|Best Original Screen Play:||For 'Dharma Kshetra' (NFDC Award l986)|
|Other Awards:||National Award: Best Hindi film
Filmfare Critics Award - Best Director
Two Awards in Annonay (France) Award
Yug Shree Award/ Best Television Film
VIDEO AND TELEVISION PRODUCTIONS:
POINT: Commissioned serial 199l -1996
English, Hindi, Kashmiri, Bengali, Oriya, Malyalam, Kannada, Tamil and Gujrati versions:
Co-Produced by Doordarshan and Arun Kaul Productions.
File weekly magazine Programme
In Hindi for DD-l, DD-INDIA, Regional Channel: 85 episodes.
In English for DD-CNNI 60 episodes.
File is in the competitive Section, Geneva Festival,
North South Media Encounter: May '98.
50 years of Indian Independence: Doordarshan
(in 4 parts) fictional Short features.
Department of Science and Technology
(Govt. of India):
Thrombinase in Betacam for NCSTC
'Our Herbs: Tulsi' for NCSTC
No Smoking: for NCSTC
Comet: Dhoomketu, Hindi for Vigyan Prasar
Indira Gandhi National Centre for the
60 minute documentary
News and Current Affairs: DD
Saga of Kamani Steel Workers
Constitution and you
Upra - the rootless (Documentary on Laxman Mane)
School that Jai Vakil built
Geneva Human Rights Commission - 1996
Beijing Conference - 1996
3 News stories on Chrar - e - Sharif
3 Stories on Amarnath Yatra tragedy
Documentaries on Art and Culture (for
NARI NARAYANI Five celebrated women
Dr Usha Mehta, Dr Kapila Vatsyayan, Mrs Ela Bhatt,
Mrs Gul Bardhan, and Ms Lailu Writer.
Museum and Museology: (for DD)
Eight documentaries dealing with the cultural heritage preserved at Mathura, Gwalior, Roopankar (Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal), National Museum (New Delhi), Mani Bhavan - Gandhi Sangrahalaya (Bombay), Prince of Wales Museum (Bombay), and Bhau Daji Lad Museum (Bombay).
D.A.V.P. (Govt of India)
Jalianwala Baug (musical)
Qalam Likhti Nahin Itihaas (musical)
Documentaries for other agencies:
Documentary for Productivity Council
Documentary on Hindustan Steel
Indian Science Congress - Goa '92
Congress on Traditional Science and Technology '93
Drip Irrigation for IPCL
Video Documentaries for other Channels:
Aasteen Ka Saanp
Heritage of Kashmir (3 parts)
From Fear ? (Festival South Asia 1997)
(Competitive Section: MIFF - 1998)
Echoes of an Ethos (Information Section: MIFF - 1998
Kashmir - a perspective (Global meet London/ Genev)
As Director/Producer of Feature Films:
DIKSHA (The initiation): Hindi film based on Kannada story by Dr U.R. Annanta Murty, Eastmancolour, 35 mm, 130 minutes, 1991
Panorama of Indian Cinema, Bangalore, 1992:
Selected by Directorate of Film Festival's National Jury for inclusion in the Festival.
BEST INDIAN FILM OF 1991: Selected by an All India Jury appointed by M.P. Film Development Corporation Ltd., Bhopal. Cash Award of Rs 51,000 and a Trophy.
BEST HINDI FILM, NATIONAL AWARD, 1991: Rajat Kamal (Silver Medals) for both the Director and Producers, and a total cash award of Rs 30,000.
'FILMFARE' CRITICS AWARD, 1991: Best Directed Film.
'YUGSHREE' AWARD, 1991: Best Directed Film
Montreal Film Festival, Canada, 1992.
Haifa Film Festival, Israel, 1992.
Annonay International Film Festival, France,
Won two major awards: Le Prix du Public and La Prix du Counseil General de L'Ardeche, and a cash prize of FF 20,000.
Bhuvan Shome in Hindi, associate producer with Mrinal Sen.
Andhi Gali in Hindi, executive producer
of this film directed by Buddhadeb Das Gupta.
Diksha, a Hindi film based on Kannada short story by Dr U.R. Annanta Murty.
Mrigya, a Hindi film with Mrinal Sen.
Ashwamedher Ghora, Jointly with Shanker Bhattacharya.
Sampark, a Hindi film.
Kaal Chakra, a film in Hindi.
Prakop, a film in Hindi.
Chandni, a Hindi film directed and produced by Yash Chopra.
Ijazat, Lekin, Zevar, three Hindi films with Gulzar.
Ghalib, serial in association with Gulzar.
Noopur, a 13 part serial by Hema Malini.
Karma Bhoomi, a 17 part serial on Prem Chand's novel.
Khazana, a 6 part serial by Yash
Films Division, I&B Ministry, Bombay.
DAVP, I&B Ministry, New Delhi.
CIET/NCERT, New Delhi.
All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi.
Department of Science and Technology. Govt. of India, New Delhi. NCSTC and Vigyan Prasar
Department of Culture, HRD Ministry Govt. of India.
Ministry of Agriculture Govt. Of India.
Ministry of Railways.
Department of Ocean Development, GOI, New Delhi.
Ministry of Environment & Forests, New Delhi.
Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi.
All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi.
National Film Development Corporation Ltd., Bombay.
MP Film Development Corporation Ltd./ M.P.
Ex-Member, Films Censor Board, 3 terms.
Jury Member, National Film Awards Jury, 1968.
Jury Member, Filmfare Awards, Documentary Section, 1969.
Jury Member, Indian documentary Producers' Association Awards, 1990.
Jury Member, AIR Anmlal Awards, 1990.
Jury Member, National Awards, (Documentary and Short Films), 1991.
Jury Member, Panorama of India Cinema, (Shots and Documentaries), 1992.
Jury Member, National Awards, Feature Films, 1994.
Member, CICAE (International Conlederation of Art and Experimental Film Theatres) representing Asia, 3 terms.
Member, Jury, Mannheim Film Festival, 1972.
Consultant General on Indian Participation, Venice Film Festival, 1972
Represented India as Leader of the Delegation to Karlovy Vary, Venice, Locarno, Annonay, Fukuoka and Mannheim Festivals.
Founder Secretary, Indian Film Directors' Association (1958 - 1972)
Founder Secretary Film Forum: (1964 - 1973)
Leader Film Society Movement for 16 years.
Founder: 'Film Niryat' and 'Forum for Better Cinema'.
Member, National Executive, Federation of Film Societies of India, 1964-72.
Member, SAARC Film Directors Delegation