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Raj Amit Kumar

Dark Frames
Director & Producer, Blemished Light
Raj Amit Kumar is the founder of Dark Frames Consortium. He graduated in Masters of Arts in Cinema and Media Studies from City University of New York (CUNY) in 2006 where he received the George Custen Memorial Award for Academic Excellence. 

His talent and intellect has also been commended with awards such as the National Scholarship of India for Academic Excellence, and the First Prize in Faculty Screenwriting Award at University of film and Video Association (UFVA) 2009 (for the script of Blemished Light).

He finished his Ph.D. coursework in Cinema and Media studies at Southern Illinois University (SIUC) and began work on his first feature length film Blemished Light.

Amit is also a media academic, teacher, and writer. He has taught cinema theory and history at both his alma maters, CUNY and SIUC, between the years 2005 to 2009. His writings and research papers have been published and presented at various conferences, including topics such as –
• The Lower-Stall: A Sleaze-Sex Film Industry in India
• Space, Experience, Performance in Neo-Liberal Indian Cinema
• The Narrative and Aesthetics of Theatrical Porn in India

Raj Amit Kumar has written the story, co-written the screenplay and is the producer and director of the film Blemished Light.

His next two film projects are currently in development stages. They are titled Ayodhya and Black Boots.

My Directors Sessions

Friday, August 29

10:00am PDT

Saturday, August 30

11:45pm PDT