Biography

Dr.Biju also known as BijukumarDamodaran, is a Director who has won multiple national and international awards. He won India’s national film awards three times. He is a Homoeopathic Medical Doctor by profession and a self-taught filmmaker. His films were widely screened at many international films festivals like Cannes, Montreal, Shanghai, Cairo, New York, Telluride, Tehran, Jeonju etc . He debuted with Saira (2005). It was the opening film in the section Cinema of the World at the Cannes Film Festival 2007 .the film also selected to Indian Panorama and was screened at numerous film festivals.

VeettilekkullaVazhi (The Way Home)(2010), his third film received India’s National film award for the best Malayalam regional film. The film also screened at many international film festivals and won many awards.

Akashathinte Niram (Color of the Sky) his fourth feature was world premiered at Shanghai Film Festival 2012 in official competition. The film also selected to Indian Panorama.The film screened at many international film festivals. Perariyathavar (Names Unknown) (2013), his fifth film won two of India’s national film awards for the year 2013, for the Best actor and for the best film on Environment preservation. The film world premiered at Montreal Film festival in 2014 and later screened at many international film festivals. The film won best actor award at Fajr Film Festival Tehran Iran 2015 and best cinematography at Kazan international film festival Russia 2015 .

His sixth film Valiya Chirakulla Pakshikal (Birds With Large Wings) (2015) received India’s national film award for best environment film and has been selected to Indian Panorama at International film festival of India 2015 and was nominated to the competition for UNESCO award. The film specially invited to screening at United Nations, Geneva in association with United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) on November 10th 2015.His seventh film Kaadu Pookkunna Neram (2016) premiered at Montreal film festival . The film received India’s National film award for best sound design and has been selected to Indian Panorama at international film festival of India 2016. The film screened at many international film festivals. His eighth film “Sound Of Silence “ (2017) is his first Non- Malayalam language film. The film is in Pahari,Tibetan and Hindi Language. The film premiered at Eurasia International Film Festival, Kazakhstan in main competition section. The film got best director award at Kolkata International Film Festival 2018 and screened at various film festivals across the world.

Dr.Biju’s films have been sent to several film festivals and have won many awards.

He also served as jury member for India’s National film awards 2012, India’s Oscar selection jury member 2015, 30th Fajr International film festival, Tehran, Iran 2012 and International Film Festival of Kerala 2011.Pune International Film Frestival 2018, Kerala Government state film award 2018 etc

He is now on the pre production work of two films. “Painting Life” is his first English language film and will be completed by April 2018. His next Malayalam film titled “Veyil Marangal” is now on shoot and will be complete by January 2019.

Dr. Biju - Director

His sixth film Valiya Chirakulla Pakshikal (Birds With Large Wings) (2015) received India’s national film award for best environment film and has been selected to Indian Panorama at International film festival of India 2015 and was nominated to the competition for UNESCO award. The film specially invited to screening at United Nations, Geneva in association with United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) on November 10th 2015.His seventh film Kaadu Pookkunna Neram (2016) premiered at Montreal film festival . The film received India’s National film award for best sound design and has been selected to Indian Panorama at international film festival of India 2016. The film screened at more than 20 international film festivals.

Dr.Biju’s films have been sent to several film festivals and have won many awards.
He also served as jury member for India’s National film awards 2012, India’s Oscar selection jury member 2015, 30th Fajr International film festival, Tehran, Iran 2012 and International Film Festival of Kerala 2011.