Dr.Biju (Bijukumar Damodaran)  is a three time India’s national award winning filmmaker. He is considered one of the most important contemporary voices in Indian cinema. He is one of the rare filmmaker in India who is always raising his voice openly for social justice, Gender equality, Environmental problems and about marginalized people issues. His first film “Saira” screened in Cannes film festival in 2007 under “Cinema of the world “section. Biju’s Nine films (Saira, Raman, The way home, Color of sky, Names Unknown, Birds with Large Wings, When the woods bloom, Sound of Silence and Painting Life) have fetched five India’s national film awards, four Indian panorama selections, thirteen Kerala state film awards, 30 International Film Awards and many festival selections across the world including Cannes, Montreal, Shanghai, Telluride, Cairo, Iran (Fajr), Eurasia Almaty, Jeonju, Tallinn, Oporto, Dhaka, IFFK and IFFI. His new film “Trees under the sun” premiered at Shanghai International film festival 2019 and won Outstanding Artistic Achievement award. This is the first time an Indian film won any award  in Golden Goblet competition at Shanghai festival  from its inception.

He has been invited as a member of the jury in many well-known film festivals across the world.


Dr. Biju - Director