Kapilas Bhuyan is a senior state level accredited freelance journalist based at Bhubaneswar (Capital City of Orissa State in India), and a columnist on art, music, dance, theater and film, a writer of repute and an independent short, documentary and feature film maker.
He also has been working as an independent producer for various local television channels of Odisha.
He has served as Editorial Board Member of Bahi Jagat, a monthly book review magazine (1998-2003) and the Editor of various magazines like Book Sense: a quarterly magazine on books (2003-2005), Mahendragiri: a fortnightly magazine on tribal issues meant for neo-literate Kondh and Soura tribal groups residing in the Mahendragiri Mountain Range (world’s oldest rock formation and having the highest altitude in the Eastern Ghats of India), being published by Mahendragiri Adima Adhivasi Mahasabha (1990-1993), Sutradhar: a monthly magazine on theater arts in Orissa (1987-1988), being published by Orissa Natya Sangha and Suchana: a monthly feature magazine (1982-1983).
a)Kapilas Bhuyan has directed two documentary films for the BAIF Development Research Foundation, i.e. ‘Nua Jibanara Katha’ / ‘Story of Changing Lives’ (13 minute / colour / 2018) on how the Goat Development Programme of BAIF in the 5 tribal districts of Odisha has changed the lives of the poor rural people, and ‘Gopaalanara Nutan Gatha’ / ‘Saga of a New Era’ (26 minute / Colour / 2018), narrating the success in cattle rearing and dairy development in 10 districts of Odisha through 100 Cattle Development Centers.
‘Jatra Jeevan, Jeevan Yatra’ has own the President’s National Film Award (Rajat Kamal) as the Best Non-Fiction Film in Art/Culture Category for 2006.
Besides, the film has been in the official section of JEEVIKA: The South Asian Livelihood Documentary Film Festival – 2005, New Delhi, Bring Your Own Film Festival (BYOFF) on the beaches of Puri, 2006 and CINE MELA – 2006, a Festival of Independent Films held at the Jawaharlal Neheru University (JNU), New Delhi.
Kapilas Bhuyan is associated with ‘OdishaLIVE Digital’, the premier digital platform of Odisha as a Strategic Communication Consultant and Freelance Director.
He is also the Consulting Editor of Odisha.Plus (Odisha+), the digital news and feature platform in English.
Between 2016 and 2019 he has directed many documentary films on subjects like SOP of Routine Immunization, Measles and Rubela Vaccination Campaign for the Health Dept., Govt. of Odisha through UNICEF, Odisha Office and one documentary film on Women Friendly Panchayat for Panchayatiraj Dept., Govt. of Odisha through UN Women, Odisha Office.
He also has made 10 AV documentation capsules of about 3 minutes each and 8 TVCs of 30 second each for Measles and Rubela total vaccination campaign, conducted in 2018 for the Health Dept., Govt. of Odisha through UNICEF, and handled by ‘OdishaLIVE Digital’.
Bhubaneshwar, Odisha, India