Padma Shri, Santosh Sivan Joins Canon’s Distinguished Cinema EOS Ambassador Program - GADGET-INNOVATIONS


Renowned Director, Filmmaker and Cinematographer, Santosh Sivan to partner with Canon to promote photography in India

In-line with strengthening its EOS Ambassador program in India, Canon, has onboarded eminent Director, Cinematographer and Filmmaker, Santosh Sivan as part of its celebrated Cinema EOS Ambassador program. Sivan is one of the most acclaimed cinematographers in the Indian film fraternity and brings to the table an experience of over 30 years. He has worked on various  films across Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi, and Telugu languages and is most renowned for his work in the South Indian film industry especially Malayalam cinema. He has won 14 National Awards and for his outstanding contribution to Indian cinema, he has been awarded the reputed Padma Shri by the President of India in 2014.

Sivan’s passion for the art of filmmaking made him a founding member of the Indian Society of Cinematographers (ISC) and he is also the only Indian representative at the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC). He shot to prominence on the national stage with Mani Ratnam’s Thalapathi and is celebrated for his work in movies such as Roja, Dil Se, Iruvar, and Kaala Pani. He is not only respected in the Indian film industry but is also applauded internationally for his stellar work. He has 21  international awards and credits include Bride & Prejudice, Mistress Of Spices, and The Terrorist (premiered at BFI London Film Festival). Some of his most recent films include , Lies We Tell, Chekka Chivantha Vaanam and the famous Darbar with Rajnikanth. While his  film Mumbaikar is currently in the post production stage and shooting for his film Barroz just started.

Sivan is looking forward working with with the latest cinema camera launched by Canon, the EOS C70 Cinema camera which is Canon's first RF Mount Cinema EOS Camera and exploring the same to create unique OTT content.

Known for associating with stalwarts of the photography community, Canon has a diverse set of filmmakers as part of its Canon EOS Cinema Ambassador. Other acclaimed cinematographers as part of the program include Sumer Verma – Underwater Cinema domain, Alphonse Roy, Bedi Brothers (Vijay Bedi & Ajay Bedi), Priya Thuvassery, and Rajesh Gupta.



National, March 30, 2021