SICA’S FIRST MEMBER, THE LEGENDARY MELLI IRANI:
Melli Irani is a veteran cinematographer predominantly worked in Malayalam films. He had also worked in Tamil and Telugu movies. He has served in Kerala state award committee for the selection of best film and best cameramen
SICA’s TAMIL WEBSITE LAUNCH and SICA 2017 CALENDAR RELEASE FUNCTION was held today at Russian Culture Centre, Alwarpet, Chennai. Film Director Sri. Bharathirajaa, and Chevalier Sri. Kamal Haasan graced the occasion by releasing the calendar and Lyricist Sri. Vairamuthu launching the website
Veteran Cinematographer NK Viswanathan was popular for his works as Cinematographer for films like ‘Kalyanaraaman’. He holds the record of doing more than100 feature films which is a remarkable benchmark in the history of film industry in any part of the globe
MASTER CINEMATOGRAPHER MARCUS BARTLEY’S CENTENERY (1917-2017): Marcus Bartley was India’s foremost cinematographer, whose poetic use of light illuminated early films made before and after India’s Independence. His images were bench mark for South Indian Film Industry and inspired generations of cinematographers to look up to his body of works as reference
The Southern India Cinematographers Association, SICA, was started on 27th November 1972. Mr. A. Vincent was the Founder-President, Mr.P.N.Sundaram the General Secretary and Mr. S. Maruthi Rao the Treasurer. The main objective was to engage with the management of studios and producers to secure better emoluments, job security and fair remuneration and benefits. SICA is a TRADE UNION of all South Indian Cinematographers and is affiliated to the Film Employees Federation of South India (FEFSI).
Today SICA aims to further the artistic interest of the cinematographers, educate and keep abreast with the latest technical achievements in the field, protect the commercial interests and look after the welfare of its members. Technical Qualification, Knowledge and Experience is the primary criteria for membership. The Membership today is Classified under ACTIVE Cameraman, ASSOCIATE Cameraman and JUNIORS.