PROF. DR. MOHAN DAS
Festival Founder & Chairman
Award winning Writer, Director, Prof. Dr. Mohan Das apart from film making has successfully conducted the Lakecity International Film Festival over the years. Now in its 11th edition, Festival Founder & Chairman Mohan Das has now widened his horizons by taking the concept of film festivals to various cities across India and the globe.
Offering a premier showcase opportunity for talented film makers and artists to celebrate avante garde cinema, felicitate masters and achievers from all walks of life, the aim of Lakecity International Film Festival is to bring countries closer by building bridges and to enable cross cultural exchanges, social understanding and creative ideation. Prof. Dr. Mohan Das is working tirelessly to bring films to new audiences across Eon Films through programme of screenings, working with partner organisations and of course, looking forward to deliver a great festival.
With Lakecity being a yearly event well entrenched on to the scene, he is all set to promote Indian Cinema, Art and Culture onto a global platform by joining hands and collaborating with a multitude of film festivals in many countries or offering support to a host of upcoming festivals across the world. Ayodhya International Film Festival which is now in its 17th edition is an offshoot of the same idea that aims at bringing the science, art and emotion through world cinema to the people of Ayodhya and Uttar Pradesh. The other festivals where he is actively involved either in the position of Film Festival Chairman or Festival Director include K Asif Chambal International Film Festival, Chauri Chaura International Film Festival, Everest International Film Festival, Kanchenjunga International Film Festival, Karnavati International Film Festival, Shunyatam International Film Festival, Northeast India International Film Festival, Samskara International Film Festival, Penzance International Film Festival & many others.
He has run short film competitions and workshops, organised screenings for international feature films, and is also working as the festival consultant for feature films. With so much of experience to gather, it was natural for him to be invited on many a film festival as jury including LHIFF Barcelona Film Festival (Barcelona, Spain), Coal City Film Festival (Nigeria), ICA International Film Festival (Pune), International Kolkata Short Film Festival (Kolkata), Frames Film Festival (Mumbai), Nilofer-e-Aabi International Film Festival (Mumbai), Aahan International Short Film Festival (Mumbai), Kala Samruddhi International Film Festival (Mumbai), Cotton City International Film Festival (Akola), Sand Dunes International Short Film Festival (Bikaner), Acharya Tulsi Short Film Festival (Bikaner), Cortokino International Film Festival (Mumbai) and others.