Film as a Transformative Process: A Vision Beyond Technology
Manoshi Chitra Neogy is a filmmaker, director, poet, actress, professor and author. She is a wildly talented and complex artist, determined to push the envelope of artistic expression. She has worked nationally and internationally directing numerous documentaries and short films which have led to countless awards and accolades. ‘Woman-Self’, a thirty minute film received awards such as best rendition of poetry in motion and for best director at the South Asian film festival in NYC, Festival of Vision in Colorado, Women’s film festival in France and The international short film festival in Montreal, Canada.
One of her feature length films, ‘A Journey within a Journey’, premiered at the Asia Society in 1999 and won the prestigious award for best script and narration at the International Film Festival in Lisbon, Portugal. It also won the director’s Citation award at the Black Maria film festival.
Also an acclaimed and published poet she seamlessly and powerfully melds vision, poetry and word-art resulting in an alternative, thought provoking art form. She has also coined the phrase ‘Cinepoem’, of which her current feature length film, Sand Shades, currently in preproduction, is a direct result.
Currently, an adjunct professor of film at the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU, Neogy teaches cutting edge, non traditional courses such as, ‘Film as a Transformative Process’, for special programs and the under graduate film dept at the Maurice Kanbar Inst of Film and TV.