Film Critic, India
V K Joseph is a media and film critic, writer and cultural activist. In 2007 he won the President of India’s National Film Award for critic of the year. He has published five books on cinema, winning the Kerala State Government award for Film and Ideology. He has worked as chief co-ordinator and vice-chairman of the International Film Festival of Kerala and is secretary for the Federation of Film Societies of India, Kerala Region. He has also been the chief co-ordinator and director of a workshop on short film and documentary-making for women, organized in association with Jan-Vrijman Fund Amsterdam.