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.
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.
HOD of Programs – Animation & Visual Effects
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.
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…
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.Know More
Co-founder and Chief Functionary Men Against Violence and Abuse (MAVA) Visiting Faculty
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, UKKnow More
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.Know More
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.Know More
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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)
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.
Managing Director Digitales Studios,Mumbai India Visiting Faculty
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.
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.