Pooja Gupte is a graduate with Photography as specialisation in Commercial Art from Pune, India. She studied cinematography from Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, India. Her love for cinematography stems from her lifelong fascination with visuals. Pooja was always a visual learner and a go-getter. By the age of 16, she had made up her mind to pursue cinematography as a career and had worked her way through to get into the premier institute in India. Pooja was selected as an Indian cinematographer in Berlinale Talent Campus 2012, Germany. Her first feature film as DoP “Crossing Bridges” won National (President’s) award in 2014 which she also had produced under her production house Easel Films. She was awarded Best Cinematography for feature film “Rukh” in 5th AIFF 2018. She also has a flair for teaching cinematography and has been affiliated with a college as a guest lecturer. Pooja believes in creating opportunities for herself and the people around her, rather than waiting for something to happen. She strives to keep learning and believes it is the meritocracy that always get rewarded.
Pooja Gupte has shot following feature length films:
“Brij Mohan Amar Rahe” directed by Nikhil Bhat produced by SAREGAMA and Netflix Original. Brij Mohan Amar Rahwas part of SAIFF New York 2017.
“River Song” directed by Sange Dorjee Thongdok produced by Jar Pictures. River Song was part of Stuttgart Indian Film Festival, Germany 2018
“Rukh” (Unknown faces) directed by Atanu Mukherjee produced by Drishyam Films and had a pan India release on 27th October 2017 and is Streaming on Netflix now. Rukh was part of the following festival:
(Indian Panorama) International Film Festival of India, IFFI 2017, India
Stuttgart Indian Film Festival, Germany 2018
Le Festival International De Cinéma Asiatique De Tours (FICAT) 2018, France
Rukh won Best Director at Rajasthan International Film Festival, RIFF 2018
Rukh won for cinematography and Editing at Aurangabad International Film Festival, AIFF 2018
Imagine India Film Festival, Madrid, Spain 2018
4.” Thiraikadal” a Tamil feature film with a National Award Winning Director Janaki Vishwanathan and was part of ) Jaffna International Film Festival 2018
5. “Crossing Bridges” directed by Sange Dorjee Thongdok is streaming on Amazon Prime. Won Indian National Award 2014′ and was part of following film festivals
Official Selection in Indian Film Festival Melbourne 2014
Selected in work in progress lab film bazaar NFDC 2012
Selected at MAMI Film Festival 2013 in India Gold section
Selected in Dharmashala International Film Festival 2013.
Selected in International Film Festival Of Kerala 2013.
She also shot following short films:
“The Gatekeeper” directed by Atanu Mukherjee. The film won the Best Short-film award at International Documentary and Short Film Festival Kerala (IDSFFK) India 2015′.
“The Voice of the Body (Deha Vani)” directed by David Ayoun as part his project at Le Fresnoy-Studio National Des Art, France.
“Carbon” directed by Maitrey Bajpai and Ramiz Ilham Khan released as part of large short films.
“Stray Dogs” directed by Atanu Mukherjee. Won Best film award at Cinemacity International Film Festival Serbia 2014′.
“SAFAR” directed by Pratyusha Gupta as her Diploma project at London film school.
She has also shot commercials for HP printers, Kotak Mahindra bank, GE India, ABP group, Himalaya lip-care, Times Now etc…