Mukul Haloi studied Film Direction and Screenplay Writing at the Film and Television Institute of India. He was part of Locarno Filmmakers Academy 2022. His short films ‘Days of Autumn’ and ‘A letter to home’ received five Indian awards including Best film at IDSFFK and Signs, Kerala.‘A letter to home’ was in International Competition at 27th Curtas Vila do Conde, Portugal, and was screened in Locarno Film Festival´s Locarno Academy program, in 2022. Most of his films emerge from his deeply personal and poetic remembrance of a lost past -a collective and political past. He received ‘Early Career Fellowship’ from TISS, Mumbai to make his debut feature documentary ‘Tales from our childhood’, which deals with his growing up during the violent Insurgency struggle in his home state Assam. It won the ‘Bala Kailasam Award for Excellence in Documentary’ and was shown at Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival and Sibiu International Film Festival. It is included in the coursework of ‘Modern Indian Studies’, Gottingen University; Germany. In 2017, he was invited to the month-long ‘Vision Splendid Outback Film-making Program’ organized by Griffith Film School, Australia. He has been writing short stories and essays in Assamese for more than 8 years. He is also teaching film and screenwriting at various independent workshops across the Country. Currently, he is a temporary resident in Brussels, Belgium.
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