K. N. T. Sastry
|Born||September 5, 1945|
Andhra Pradesh, India
|Died||September 13, 2018(aged 73)|
K. N. T. Sastry (5 September 1945 – 13 September 2018) was an Indian film critic, director and writer, known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema, and few Kannada films. He has garnered seven National Film Awards. Sastry was the president of the Hyderabad Film Club from 2008 to 2011, and a film critic with more than thirty years of experience. He was a jury member for many international film festivals. He served as chairman of critics Jury at National Film Awards and has served as a Jury Member for Andhra Pradesh state Nandi Awards.
As a filmmaker, he strove to make films that had a striking a balance between art and Parallel Cinema.
His latest film was Shaanu. It was produced by CFSI, cinematographed by M. J. Radhakrishnan, and edited by Sreekar Prasad. The music composer is Isaac Thomas Kotukapalli  Other films directed by him includeSurabhi, Kamli, Snehanveshana, The Aliens, Harvesting Baby Girls, Snehe Geethe, Sarasammana Samadhi. and the highly acclaimed Thilaadanam (2002), which played at 45 festivals, including Busan International Film Festival, and won seven international awards.
- National Film Awards
- National Film Award for Best Film Critic - 1989
- National Film Award for Best Book on Cinema (Publisher) - 1993
- National Film Award – Special Jury Award / Special Mention (Book on Cinema) - 1995
- National Film Award for Best Anthropological/Ethnographic Film - 1999
- Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of a Director - 2002
- National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Telugu - 2007
- International Honours
- Special Jury Award, Harvesting Baby Girls, at International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam
- New Currents Award at the 7th Busan International Film Festival in South Korea
- Fipresci Jury Member at Kinotavr film festival and Busan International Film Festival
- Nandi Award for Best First Film of a Director - Thilaadanam (2001)
- Nandi Award for Best Documentary Film - Surabhi (1999)
- Jury Member
- Jury Member of Vladivostok International Film Festival 2003 and International Film Festival of India
- Five time Jury Member for Indian Panorama - International Film Festival of India.
- Jury Member the Nandi Awards, Government of Andhra Pradesh
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- "47th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 13 March 2012.
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