Pampally, KOZHIKODE, India
Pampally, popularly known as Pampally is the recipient of two prestigious awards at the 65th National Film Awards ceremony which honored the best films of 2018. His film, Sinjar bagged both the Indira Gandhi Award for the Best Debut Film and the Best Feature Film in Jasari language.
He was born in Calicut in 1979. As a director and writer, he is the winner of almost thirty national and international awards for his contributions in the fields of literature and cinema. The notable awards won by him include M.P. Paul State Award for short stories in 2004, Navab Rajendran State Award for the best short story in 2005, V. T. Bhattathirippadu State Award for the Best Short story collections, T. V. Kochubava State Award for the best short story instituted by Ankanam Samskarika Vedi in 2010, and the International Global Voice award held at Muskoka International Film Festival, Canada for the best social cause movie LAADAM in 2014.
Some of Pampally’s other accolades are the ALA Award for the best director in the year 2005, the ALA award for the best advertisement in 2010, Sumangala award for the best short film in 2009, the International Film School Festival award for the best short film, Part O.N.O. Bharat P. J. Antony award, Haiku Film Festival award for the best direction and best scriptwriter, Telefest Film Festival award for the best film in 2012, the best director award in Kannur Film Chamber International Film Festival for short films in 2011 and 2012, special jury mention in the U.F.O. film Festival held in Delhi in 2011, special jury mention in Imphal International Film festival in 2011, Film Critic award for the short film Lorry Girl in 2013, and the State Television award in 2013.
Pampally’s short films, Lorry Girl and Tooba were voted to be the most popular ones by the film viewers in the Viewster International Film Festival, Germany. His films have also been screened at several film festivals held in places like London, Belgium, and Japan. Lorry Girl, written and directed by Pampally, was screened on the same day in fifteen countries including India and this further brought him to the limelight. He is also endowed with artistic capabilities and has two art exhibitions to his credit. He had served as a child actor in All India Radio, Calicut for a long time.
A graduate in Chemistry from the University of Calicut, Pampally worked in the Information Technology section of the Mathrubhoomi group for almost a decade after obtaining the A-Level certificate from the DOEACC Society, Government of India. While working at Mathrubhoomi, he completed his post-graduation in Journalism and Mass Communications and also his post-graduation in English Literature. At present, he is running a production company, ‘Pampally Productions’ in Calicut.
His two short story collections, Gowramigal, Ummukulusuvinte Ammittugal, his play, Chappa-Border Paramu have been published by Haritham Books (Kozhikode), Olive Books (Kozhikode), and Apple Books (Palakkad) respectively. Recently he published his Sinjar movie script book
Address: Pampally Productions, Calicut 673 019
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