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Reena Mohan

Reena Mohan
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Reena Mohan is an award winning independent documentary filmmaker and editor who has worked out of Dubai, India, Kathmandu and London. She graduated from the Film & Television Institute of India in 1982 with a specialisation in editing. Since then she has edited several features, television serials and over 50 documentaries many of which have been screened at international film festivals and have won awards.

She produced and directed her first award winning documentary KAMLABAI in 1991 and has, till now, scripted and directed more than 10 documentaries. Most of these have traveled to various international film festivals. Her films reveal a passionate engagement with people’s lives and issues of film making. She has three National Awards and one international award to her credit.

She has researched extensively on the silent cinema of India and has published a paper OF WAYWARD GIRLS AND WICKED WOMEN on the contributions of pioneering women to early cinema. She has been conducting workshops on documentary practice for over a decade and has also served as jury member of several international film festivals, the most recent ones being in Kabul and Thimphu (2011) and Mumbai (2012).

From 2010 till 2012, she worked as the Co-Director of the IAWRT Asian Women’s Film Festival held annually in New Delhi.
She is currently the Managing Trustee of the India Chapter of the International Association of Women in Radio & Television (IAWRT).