K. N. T. Sastry (born Kanaala Nanjunda Tirumala Sastry) (5 September 1945 – 13 September 2018) was an Indian film critic, screenwriter, director, littérateur, and producer, known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema.[1] He has garnered six National Film Awards, and three International honors.[2][3]

K. N. T. Sastry
Born(1945-09-05)September 5, 1945
DiedSeptember 13, 2018(2018-09-13) (aged 73)
OccupationDirector
Writer
Film Critic

He served as chairman of critics Jury at National Film Awards.[4] Sastry was a Jury Member of Vladivostok International Film Festival 2003; Five time Jury Member for Indian Panorama-International Film Festival of India; Jury Member the Nandi Awards, Government of Andhra Pradesh, and Fipresci Jury Member at Kinotavr film festival and Busan International Film Festival.[4]

Sastry's Thilaadanam received "New Currents Award" at the 7th Busan International Film Festival.[5][2] He worked on many research projects with veteran director B. Narsing Rao. Sastry's English Documentary Harvesting Baby Girls won the Special Jury Award at International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam.[6][1]

Noted PublicationsEdit

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Director Producer Screenwriter Actor Notes
2016 Shaanu Yes Yes The Golden Elephant Festival[6]
2006 Kamli Yes Yes National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu
2003 Harvesting Baby Girls Yes Yes Yes Special Jury Award International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam
2000 Thilaadanam Yes Yes New York Indian Film Festival
New Currents Award - 7th Busan International Film Festival
1999 Surabhi Yes Yes Documentary - Short Film
Nandi Award for Best Documentary Film
National Film Award for Best Anthropological/Ethnographic Film
1988 Daasi Yes National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu
Diploma of Merit award at Moscow Film Festival
1987 Maa Ooru Yes National Film Award for Best Anthropological/Ethnographic Film
Media Wave Award at the Hungary International festival of visual arts
Best Film International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam

AwardsEdit

National Film Awards
International Honours
Nandi Awards

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "KNT Sastry: Conscientious filmmaker". The Hindu. 17 September 2018. Retrieved 7 January 2020.
  2. ^ a b "How Kamli came alive onscreen" (Press release). Rediff.com. 31 December 2004. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
  3. ^ "NYIFF 2016". www.iaac.us.
  4. ^ a b "Asian Project Market l 8 -11 October 2012". Apm.asianfilmmarket.org. 28 May 2009. Retrieved 27 August 2012.
  5. ^ "Awards". Busan International Film Festival. Archived from the original on 20 June 2017. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  6. ^ a b "A film 'Shaanu' on kids and their dilemmas". The Hindu. 24 November 2015. Retrieved 7 January 2020.
  7. ^ "CHITTOOR V. NAGAIAH: A MONOGRAPH - K.N.T Sastry - Google Books". Books.google.co.in. 29 August 2017. Retrieved 7 January 2020.
  8. ^ a b "41st National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 3 March 2012.
  9. ^ a b "43rd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 3 March 2012.
  10. ^ "47th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 13 March 2012.
  11. ^ "Kamli - My Daughter". Apoorvachitra.com. Retrieved 27 August 2012.