Dr Shoma A. Chatterji

Dr Shoma A. Chatterji, Lifetime Achievement SAMMAN awardee, is a freelance journalist, film scholar and author based in Kolkata. She has won two National Awards —for ‘Best Film Critic’, in 1991 and for ‘Best Book on Cinema’, in 2002. She won the Bengal Film Journalists Association’s ‘Best Critic Award’, in 1998 and the ‘Bharat Nirman Award’ for excellence in journalism in 2004.
She is one of the senior-most film critics in the country and contributes to around a dozen print media and net publications. She has singly authored eighteen published titles on cinema and gender and has been part of the jury at several film festivals in India and abroad.