Faculty

Aruna Raje HOD

Aruna Raje

Course Designer and Faculty

Growing up in a newly free India, film-maker Aruna raje Patil came to be deeply invested in the idea of freedom – for herself, those around her and for the society she was growing up in. To be truly independent, though, there was a lot of unlearning and disengaging she had to do: from conversations of the past, from who she knew herself to be and from the image that she had trapped herself in. It was with her fourth film Rihaee (1988) that Patil rediscovered herself and her own creative expression.
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Mr. Yogendra is a graduate from VFS (Vancouver Film School – Canada) with 22 + years of distinguished and insightful experience on multiple international and national projects in various Advertising agencies, 3D Animation studios and VFX houses in India and abroad. With him Yogi gets along years of mentoring, project management and team management experience and has efficiently worked with clients based in India, UK, USA, Canada, Ireland, and Japan.
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Yogendra-Bhangley

Yogendra Bhangley

HOD of Programs – Animation & Visual Effects

Subhankar Ghosh

HOD of Programs- Screen Writing, Film Production & Film Art at RSACE

National Award winning Director, Shri Subhankar Ghosh is the son of the eminent Screenplay Writer and Director, Shri Nabendu Ghosh, His Film ‘Woh Chhokri’ won three national awards and he has many Serials, Short films and Ad-Films to his credits. He was the ICCR Dada Saheb Phalke Chair for Film Production to the Fiji National University where he was the Head of Creative Arts of the University as well as the H.O.D of Film & TV Department. At the Institute of Creative Excellence, a Balaji Telefilms initiative, Mr Ghosh was the Professor & SEM (Subject Matter Specialist) for Direction. He is currently the Head of Academics of Ramesh Sippy Academy of Cinema and Entertainment (RSACE) at the Mumbai University, Kalina Campus.

Ramanand Bhagat

Ramanand Bhagat

Art and Design

Mr. Ramanand takes care of the Art and Design studies at RSACE. In his illustrious career spanning almost four decades, he has won numerous awards viz., Goa State award in the student category in the year 1981, National Award for best children’s literature in the year 2000 followed by the MILLENIUM ALL INDIA EXHIBITION AWARD from the All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society with Kala Academy in the same year. Ramanand has also worked as a Senior Illustrator for India Book House for a period of 8 years where he got an opportunity to work on Bio Graphical Comics on personalities…
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Having done his Masters in Social Work from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, has been working intensely on issues of community development and women’s empowerment for over 26 years.

He is co-founder of Men Against Violence and Abuse (MAVA), India’s first organization of sensitive men working since 1993 to stop and prevent gender-based violence on women. He has been engaging and mentoring thousands of adolescent boys and young men across Maharashtra to communicate with peers on healthy relationships, masculinity and sexuality-related matters.He is also a Consultant and Trainer to Corporates, Universities and NGOs on anti-sexual harassment at workplace.

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harish sadani

Harish Sadani

Co-founder and Chief Functionary Men Against Violence and Abuse (MAVA) Visiting Faculty

Soumil Shukla

Soumil Shukla is a passout of the Screenplay Writing Department at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune. Having written for Network18 subsidiary Topperlearning.com as a social science expert, he has also worked in television and taught screenwriting over the years. He also holds the prestigious New Voices Screenwriting Fellowship Award, organised by the Asia Society and Time Warner Inc.(the parent company of Warner Bros.)

Based out of Mumbai, India, Aditya Seth is an award winning independent Short, Corporate & Documentary Film Maker and has been involved in the making of Short Films, Documentaries & TV programmes in all genres for national as well as international audiences. He is an Academic & teaches Filmmaking & related media at the Under Graduate& Post Graduate level, as well as an Academic Consultant for the Newport Film School University of South Wales, Cardiff, UK

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Aditya Seth

Director

Drishya Movies Pvt. Ltd.

Anjali Panjabi

Producer/Director

Marvi Films

Anjali Panjabi is a filmmaker with over 15 years of experience working on National and International projects. She has worked in both narratives and documentaries. The projects she has worked on, range from mainstream big budget productions, as well as independent projects. She also has several years of teaching experience. Some of the filmmakers she has worked with include – Mira Nair, Farhan Akhtar, SabihaSumar, PrashantBharghava and others.

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Mr. Gangadharam Menon has worked as a school teacher, journalist, theatre and film actor, theatre director and documentary film maker before joining advertising. He also worked as a Copywriter and Creative Director for 28 years in various agencies including Trikaya, Rediffusion, Ogilvy and Mather, Mudra, and McCann Erickson. He’s won over 50 national and international awards, including Clio, New York Festivals and London International Awards. Work published in The Last Word, Lurzer’s Archive, World Advertising Review, and Showcase of Indian Advertising.

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Gangadharan Menon

Professor

Gyan Sahay

Gyan Sahay

Cinematographer

Gyan Sahay graduated from Film & TV Institute of India (Pune) with specialization in cinematography.
After graduating from FTII he was associated with ace Cinematographer Govind Nihalani. He worked as a cinematographer in many for Shyam Benegal in films like "Bhumika”, "Junoon" and Kalyug .He also worked in Govind’s “Aakrosh” and Richard Attenborough’s "Gandhi". He is a pioneer in the Multi Camera Setup in India and is known for his work on Television.

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Mr. Jayesh Muzumdar has managed P&L independently, including the profile of Commercial, International Distribution, Syndication, Acquisition of movies and content and Event Management. He has also created and developed new business opportunities, such as revenue-led Events, Programming etc. Mr.Jayesh has worked in multiple capacity over a period of 20 years in Corporate like; Viacom18, STAR TV, UTV, Zee Etc. and has strong Media experience in markets like India, Australia, New Zealand and Bangladesh.

Jayesh Muzumdar

Consultant

Rahul Srivastava

Editor & Director

Full Circle Communication LLP

Rahul Srivastava is an alumnus of Film & TV Institute of India, Pune. He has worked with Mr. Saeed Akhtar Mirza as Associate Director on his last feature film. He has edited 3 feature films for Mr. Tigmanshu Dhulia and has so far directed more than 60 advertisement films. His Hindi stories are published by the most renowned Hindi literary magazines. He has edited feature films like Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns, Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster and Bullett Raja.

Sreedhar Raghavan

Shridhar Raghavan

Visiting Faculty

Screenplay writer of several popular Indian films like Dum Maro Dum, Chandni Chowk to China, Bluffmaster etc.

He is an Indian screen writer and film director. His work as a writer includes Vaastu Shastra, Sonali Cable, Dum Maro Dum, Nautanki Saala and has also written for several teleseries like Crime Patrol, CID and It’s Not That Simple etc.

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Charudutt Acharya

Visiting Faculty

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Ashish Kulkarni

Visiting Faculty

The most dedicated personality in the animation industry, this side of Hollywood having set up world-class animation studios in India, and created the finest original Indian animated content and has successfully completed and marketed several animation films for studios in Hollywood over the last nine years.

She has been writing on cinema for over 36 years and is the author of 13 books. She is currently the Film Expert with Radio Channel 92.7 BIG FM and shares Bollywood updates every morning and writes a weekly column for The Quint. She has been honoured with the Padma Shri in the year 2017 by the honourable President of India - Mr Pranab Mukherjee

Bhawana Somaya

Bhawana Somaaya

Visiting Faculty

Jackie Shroff

Jackie Shroff

Visiting Faculty

Indian actor in the Hindi cinema for almost four decades and as of 2015 has appeared in more than 207 films in ten languages. His debut lead role was in the film Hero, while some of his best performances were Karma and Kaash

Indian film director and screenwriter known for directing critically acclaimed films like Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, Dharavi and Chameli. He has received 3 national awards for his work from the President of India and the Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government (which is equivalent to knighthood)

Sudhir Mishra

Sudhir Mishra

Visiting Faculty

Mita Vashisht

Mita Vashisht

Visiting Faculty

Mita Vashisht is an Indian television, theatre, and film actress who has starred in various off-beat as well as commerical roles. She is also involved in social work and has established Mandala, a space for arts collaborations research and education. She has also written and produced three short films, as well as a serial for television.

Dipesh has developed a strong sense of business operations with over 22 years of variable experience in different capacities. A hard task master he knows how deliveries to clients should be met in time without compromising quality from the teams. He has been a key element in helming Digitales Studios.

Dipesh Desai

Dipesh Desai

Managing Director Digitales Studios,Mumbai India Visiting Faculty

Hemant Shinde

Hemant Shinde

Studio Head Digitales Studios,Mumbai India Visiting Faculty

Having worked on several National and International CG Animation & Visual Effects projects including Animation Series, Ad Films, DVD’s & Films with renowned production houses & studios, Hemant is well known Animation veteran with over 15 years of business. At Digitales Studios, He is responsible for overall quality supervision & handles the entire operations of the multiple productions for all the content produced at the Studio.

Film Writer, Director and Producer of films like Dum Maro Dum, Chandni Chowk to China, Bluffmaster etc.

rohan sippy

Rohan Sippy

Visiting Faculty

Bharathi S Pradhan

Bharathi Pradhan

Visiting Faculty

The editor of magazines like Savvy, Movie and writer for Mid-day, Reader’s Digest etc. She has been an ideator for Balaji Telefilms, on the panel of judges for many awards, the Chairperson of the National Awards for Best Writing On Cinema and a writer of fiction and non-fiction books.

An Indian film and television actress, Ms Bhagyashree has acted in films in various languages like Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, and Indo-Bangladeshi. She gained popularity after her debut film, Maine Pyar Kiya. Equipped with a nutrition and wellness expert degree from AFPA (American Fitness Professionals and Associates), Stanford nutritional diploma and British Nutritionist stamp, she writes a wellness and health column for the Times of India and is on the wellness and nutrition advisory board for the women's hospital. She is the brand ambassador for the Bhagyashree Scheme, which caters to the girl child from below poverty line families.

bhagyashree

Bhagyashree Dasani

Visiting Faculty

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Aruna Raje

Aruna Raje

Head of Department

Growing up in a newly free India, film-maker Aruna raje Patil came to be deeply invested in the idea of freedom – for herself, those around her and for the society she was growing up in. To be truly independent, though, there was a lot of unlearning and disengaging she had to do: from conversations of the past, from who she knew herself to be and from the image that she had trapped herself in. It was with her fourth film Rihaee (1988) that Patil rediscovered herself and her own creative expression. Her book Freedom: My Story is the chronicle of a radical thinker and film-maker in a male-dominated world, her struggles, her inspirations, the prejudices she had to deal with and, ultimately, the freedom her art offered. She is gold medalist and a graduate from FTII and by profession a Film Director, Editor and Writer on social issues pertaining to women.

Yogendra Bhangley

Yogendra Bhangley

Mr. Yogendra is a graduate from VFS (Vancouver Film School – Canada) with 22 + years of distinguished and insightful experience on multiple international and national projects in various Advertising agencies, 3D Animation studios and VFX houses in India and abroad. With him Yogi gets along years of mentoring, project management and team management experience and has efficiently worked with clients based in India, UK, USA, Canada, Ireland, and Japan. Yogi was also earlier responsible for and a part of two of the most well-known education institutes teaching Animation and Visual effects in India and has personally trained a lot of successful animation and visual effects artists who are currently working with Studios and post production houses around the world.

Ramanand Bhagat

Ramanand Bhagat

Mr. Ramanand takes care of the Art and Design studies at RSACE. In his illustrious career spanning almost four decades, he has won numerous awards viz., Goa State award in the student category in the year 1981, National Award for best children’s literature in the year 2000 followed by the MILLENIUM ALL INDIA EXHIBITION AWARD from the All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society with Kala Academy in the same year. Ramanand has also worked as a Senior Illustrator for India Book House for a period of 8 years where he got an opportunity to work on Bio Graphical Comics on personalities like G.D.A. Birla, Narayan Guru and diverse subjects like Indus valley civilisation for Amar Chitra Katha. He has also created a lot of fictional lovable characters for Tinkle comics and is an experienced animator, having worked at Edit Productions.Ramanand is a Professor at Rachana College of Art and Craft and is currently working on three books to be published in the US by WORLD HINDU COUNCIL OF AMERICA ON INDIAN CULTURE AND MYTHOLOGY.

Harish Sadani

Harish Sadani

Co-founder and Chief Functionary

Men Against Violence and Abuse (MAVA)

Having done his Masters in Social Work from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, has been working intensely on issues of community development and women’s empowerment for over 26 years.

He is co-founder of Men Against Violence and Abuse (MAVA), India’s first organization of sensitive men working since 1993 to stop and prevent gender-based violence on women. He has been engaging and mentoring thousands of adolescent boys and young men across Maharashtra to communicate with peers on healthy relationships, masculinity and sexuality-related matters.He is also a Consultant and Trainer to Corporates, Universities and NGOs on anti-sexual harassment at workplace.

Awarded with the Ashoka Changemakers’ Award, Maharashtra Foundation Award, the MuktaaSanman Award by IBN Lokmat news-channel of CNN India and the Gender Diversity Award by Sandvik Asia Private Limited. He has been invited by national and international bodies like UN Women and UNFPA to share insights and build capacities of various stakeholders on addressing issues of gender-based violence against women.

Aditya Sadani

Aditya Seth

Director

Drishya Movies Pvt. Ltd.

Based out of Mumbai, India, Aditya Seth is an award winning independent Short, Corporate & Documentary Film Maker and has been involved in the making of Short Films, Documentaries & TV programmes in all genres for national as well as international audiences. He is an Academic & teaches Filmmaking & related media at the Under Graduate& Post Graduate level, as well as an Academic Consultant for the Newport Film School University of South Wales, Cardiff, UK.

Some of Aditya’s critically acclaimed documentaries include An Experience of a Hindu Temple: a documentary on the festival of Shivaratri for The Asia Society, New York Paritap the first ever 30 minute documentary on the sexual abuse of children in India, The multiple award winning short filmBahadur-The Accidental on Nepalese Labour migration & HIV .,“Are They Better Off” on the matrilineal system of Meghalaya for the Films Division of India, And the award winningTeach For India on the organisations call for fellowships.

Anjali Panjabi

Anjali Panjabi

Producer/Director

Marvi Films

Anjali Panjabi is a filmmaker with over 15 years of experience working on National and International projects. She has worked in both narratives and documentaries. The projects she has worked on, range from mainstream big budget productions, as well as independent projects. She also has several years of teaching experience. Some of the filmmakers she has worked with include – Mira Nair, Farhan Akhtar, SabihaSumar, PrashantBharghava and others. Anjali Panjabi won the National Award for her film “A Few Things I Know About Her”. The film also received the Silver Conch at MIFF, Documentary Film Festival. Many of the films and projects she has worked on have been showcased at several International Film Festivals- e.g Berlin Film Festival, Venice Film Festival, Goteberg Film Festival and others. At present she is developing a couple of narrative and documentary projects

Gangadharan Menon

Gangadharan Menon

Professor

Mr. Gangadharam Menon has worked as a school teacher, journalist, theatre and film actor, theatre director and documentary film maker before joining advertising. He also worked as a Copywriter and Creative Director for 28 years in various agencies including Trikaya, Rediffusion, Ogilvy and Mather, Mudra, and McCann Erickson. He’s won over 50 national and international awards, including Clio, New York Festivals and London International Awards. Work published in The Last Word, Lurzer’s Archive, World Advertising Review, and Showcase of Indian Advertising. He quit the industry to take up teaching and travel and has been teaching at Rachana Sansad College of Applied Art and Craft for eight years now. He has published over 150 articles on Nature and wildlife published in India’s leading newspapers like The Hindu, The Times of India, DNA, Hindustan Times and Mid-Day. The best of these along with selected wildlife photographs have been published as two books: Evergreen Leaves and Tales of a Driftwood. A third book on Creative Thinking is underway. Has been honoured by Sanctuary Asia in 2016 for the contribution in saving the last evergreen forest in India: Silent Valley. He started four film societies in Mumbai: Ruia Film Society, Screen Unit, Sahrudaya, and Rachana Film Society, and has been an integral part of the film society movement of the city of Mumbai since the mid-70s. Acted in four Malayalam films, one Hindi film, and two English films. He was recently invited by TEDx for giving a talk on ‘Finding your Ikigai’.

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GyanSahay

Cinematographer

Gyan Sahay graduated from Film & TV Institute of India (Pune) with specialization in cinematography. After graduating from FTII he was associated with ace Cinematographer Govind Nihalani. He worked as a cinematographer in many forShyamBenegal in films like "Bhumika”, "Junoon" and Kalyug .He also worked in Govind’s “Aakrosh” and Richard Attenborough’s "Gandhi". He is a pioneer in the Multi Camera Setup in India and is known for his work on Television. He has shot more than 3000 episodes as a DOP and almost 1000 episodes as a Director "IdharUdhar" , "WahJanab" ," Dekh Bhai Dekh" , "Antakshari" , "Saregamapa" , Bournvita Quiz Contest , "MeriAwaazSuno"," KrazyKiya Re" ,"Nanhi Si Kali MeriLaadli" and "Sarabhai v/s Sarabhai”which are a few of his milestone shows aired on various TV Channels .

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