Shivendra Singh Dungarpur

Shivendra Singh Dungarpur is an award-winning filmmaker, producer and archivist. He has produced and directed close to 1200 advertising films as well as short films and documentaries under the banner of his production house “Dungarpur Films”. He has won multiple awards for his commercials and public service films. His first feature documentary “Celluloid Man” (2012) won two National Awards. His second documentary “The Immortals” (2015) premiered at the Busan International Film Festival and won the Special Jury Award for the Best Film at MIFF 2016. His third documentary “CzechMate – In Search of Jiri Menzel” is a seven-hour epic in-depth exploration of the Czechoslovakian New Wave that has won critical acclaim from cinephiles around the world. British Film Institute and Sight & Sound Magazine voted the film amongst the top 5 releases of 2020.

Passionately committed to film preservation and restoration, in 2014 he established Film Heritage Foundation (FHF), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving and restoring India’s film heritage. FHF is the only non-governmental organization working in the field of film preservation in India. Shivendra is a member of the Executive Committee of the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF), the Artistic Committee of the Il Cinema Ritrovato Festival in Bologna as well as of the Honorary Committee of the Nitrate Picture Show, George Eastman House’s Festival of Film Conservation. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of MAMI (Mumbai Film Festival) and of the Advisory Council of the India International Centre in New Delhi.