A National Award-winning filmmaker and film critic, Utpal Borpujari is a former journalist and alumni of IIT- Roorkee. His fiction debut “Ishu” (Assamese), produced by Children’s Film Society, India (CFSI), has and won the National Award for Best Assamese film at the 65th National Film Awards and a Special Jury Award in 10th Bengaluru International Film Festival, 2018. In 2003, he had won the Swarna Kamal for the Best Film Critic at the 50th National Film Awards. Borpujari has served on several film juries, including MIFF, National Film Awards, Indian Panorama and many other film festivals. He is also active as a film festival organizer and curator, and has extensively written on cinema, politics, society, literature and culture.