the Director of IFA - Indian Film Academy, in one of the noted
Film Critics, a Film Academician, Researcher and Writer.
He has been in film
journalism for the last three decades. In this tenure of thirty
years he has been writing extensively on Indian and World cinema.
He has been attending Film Festivals not only in India but all
over the world. This academician has watched and studied films
made all over the world, right from the first film of the world
made by the Lumiere Brothers of France in 1895.
As a missionary
of good cinema, as he is fondly known, he has been actively
participating in film society movement for the last twenty-five
He has visited
various Film Institutions, Film Schools, Film Archives, Studios
in Berlin, Paris, London, Amsterdam, Bern, Zurich, New York,
Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Hollywood and Moscow.
He has visited several major art galleries and also Science
Institutes in almost all these cities.
While individually conducting Film Appreciation Courses he has
also been a member of the visiting faculty for Film Technique,
Appreciation, Criticism and Aesthetics at the University
of Mumbai and other renowned Institutes such
Institute of Communication, S.N.D.T. University
and many more.
He has also successfully tried his hand in creative
writing. Popularity of few of his television serials and Radio
Programmes, which he had written, proves his skill in creative
'Cinemachi Chittarkatha', 'Chitra Manatla', 'Anubhav',
'Chitrapat Ek Pravas' and the compilation of his most popular
column in the largest circulating Marathi Daily 'Loksatta',
'Sakkhe Sobti' are few of his popular published works.
the National Award for his book 'Cinemachi Chittarkatha' in
1996 and the second one for Best Film Critic in 2002.
being a hard core film lover, Ashok Rane has great admiration
for Theatre, Literature, Music, and Painting.