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Antra Lahiri | Guest faculty

About Antra Lahiri

Antara is a true-blue Kolkata girl, having been born and brought up in the City of Joy. She completed her schooling from La Martiniere for Girls, following which she joined the Mass Communication course at St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata, in the hope of having easy access to films and TV, both of which were practically forbidden at home.

In the process, she fell irrevocably in love with films, and after stumbling through some good and some forgettable stints in nonfiction TV, both in Kolkata and Mumbai, Antara found her way to the FTII, Pune, in 2004. She completed the three year diploma course in film editing in 2007 and
in the 2008, her diploma film “Narmeen” (directed by Dipti Gogna) won the HBO Short Film Competition Grand Jury Award in the South Asian International Film Festival in New York, and in 2009 Best Short Film at the Indian Film Festival in Los Angeles. Her documentary project “A Call Too Far” (also directed by Dipti Gogna) won the Silver Award at the 2007 IDPA awards.

The inevitable big move to Mumbai followed, and Antara found herself back in the city, assisting various senior editors on feature films to get some hands-on experience in the editing and post production process.

She assisted on projects like Ghajini, Daayen Ya Baayen, Road Movie and Jhootha Hi Sahi. 

From 2011, Antara started editing independently starting with the children's film Gattu (CFSI), followed by - From Sydney with Love (Pramod Films), Mere Dad Ki Maruti (Y-Films) , Bewakoofiyaan (YRF Studios), Time Out (Viacom 18 and Aexor Entertainment. She is currently working on two films, Junooniyat (T-Series) and Bombairiya (Beautiful Bay Entertainment)