All essential course subjects are taught by qualified tutors who have had and will continue to have a practical working experience within the film, video, television, and digital media industries.

Qualified part time tutors are employed to provide training in specialised subjects as and when required. This ensures that intensive technical skills are taught by tutors utilising the latest industry techniques, work practises and equipment was setup to provide industry related practical training for people waiting to establish careers in the Indian Film, Television, and Media Industry.

Atanu Biswas

Atanu Biswas is a graduate from Film And Television Institute of India, Pune. He comes with 19 years of film and television experience during which he was associated with Mr. Basu Chatterji.

He was the chief assistant cum associated director under filmmakers like Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Joy Augustine and Shashi Ranjan.

He has directed a travel show for Doordarshan produced by Anupam Kher, directed a daily show “Mr. Aur Mrs. Verma Ki Rasoi” for SAB TV, co-directed TV serial “Kasauti Zindagi Kii” for Star Plus produced by Balaji Telefilms and directed stories for an environmental program "Bhoomi" for Doordarshan produced by Siddharth Kak. He has also directed short films for Rajshri for their portal and worked with the programming division of In-Mumbai.

Atanu has the distinction of receiving the "RAJAT KAMAL" NATIONAL AWARD for his very first film in the category- Best First Non-Feature Film of a Director for "A Little War", 35mm, 32minutes, Hindi.

He has done his Masters from Ness Wadia College, Pune and diploma in Film Direction from Film and Television Institute of India.

Vijay Kumar

Passout – N.S.D – 1994
F.T.I.I. Pune Acting Course – 1996
Central School of Speech & Drama Swiss Cottage London U.K – 2001.
Leading Theatre Practitioner of country in his age. Directed more than 50 Plays and acted in same number.

Visiting faculty as an acting, voice, speech & production process of National School of Drama Delhi Bhartendu Natya Academy Lukhnow.
Indira Kala University Khairagarh.
Acting School Mandi H.P Nehru Centre Mumbai.
Kala Academy Goa,
Music College Vodadara – Gujarat
Seagal Guwahati – Assam.
Arena Multimedia - Parla, Mumbai.

Conducted more than 100 workshop in Acting, voice & speech all over INDIA.

Shekhar Iyer

Shekhar Iyer is a graduate of Toronto Film School, Canada with specialization in Digital Filmmaking & Script-Writing. Thereafter he made a 70 minute Experimental Animation film using computer game footages (Machinima) which played at International film festival.

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One of his original pitches “Comic Book Hero” was selected at Nascomm Animation& Gaming Pitch.

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He was associated with Percept Picture Company as Creative Writer first and then as Creative Director for creating an original Animated Series “New Adventures of Hanuman.”

Currently he is a freelance writer/director and working on creating and pitching a new concept for 3d animated series.

Kaushik Mandal

Kaushik Mandal was Born in 1977 Canning town – West Bengal.

A science graduate from Calcutta University.

Studied black & white photography from reputated institute ‘Photographic Association 0f Dumdum’ in Calcutta, Studied Motion picture photography from an Indo-Italian institute Roop kala kendro in Calcutta, later graduated in cinematography from Film & Television Institute of India – Pune.

Most of his work has received National & International acclaims.‘Meeting with Sir, Vittorio Storaro – ASC, AIC’ was One of the inspiring venture in his student life along with the participation in Camerimage ( The festival of art cinematography in lodz – Poland ) nokia mobile movie competition – 2007 and Student Etude Competition – 2008 for his Diploma work. Presently working as an independent in Mumbai. ‘The Man’s Woman and Other Stories’ is his feature film-work, with promising young director Amit Dutta, selected in Venice film festival in a rare most category of horizonte.

The Man’s Woman and Other Stories – 35mm, 78 min, Colour, Hindi, 2009

Dir: Amit Dutta, Official selection for Venice - Horizonte 2009


Sneha Kapoor

Dance is not just a form of art or a performance. It is the realisation of what our heart perceives of a musical narrative. Dancers are not just to be nurtured but cultivated progressively into the form of powerful performers, that learn to subtly provide context and convey meaning to the pieces they highlight.

Sneha Kapoor, our choreographer, remarks, “When students are on the dance floor, they are selflessly communicating through their grace and posture. They are nothing but satisfying their urge to exploit the dance floor, allowing themselves to give in to their passions and expressing themselves with explosive and rhythmic energy.”

Sneha, has been an instructor with Shiamak Davar’s Institute for the Performing Arts and conducted extensive classes in various dance types, including, Bollywood, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Contemporary, Afro-Jazz, Indo-Jazz, Salsa, Modern, Funk, etc.

In addition, she has not only been an Assistant Choreographer to Pappu-Mallu, but has also assisted Harshall-Vithall and Pratap Shetty for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Saawariya’. Sneha has achieved the best out of her earliest stages and is looking forward to attain the glorious heights of popularity and honour.

She has worked on dance routines with Kareena Kapoor, Malaika Arora, Urmila, Neha Dhupia, Bipasha Basu, Yana Gupta, Amrita Arora, Amrita Rao and Kim Sharma, amongst others.

She has performed for choreographers like Geeta Kapoor, Harshall-Vithall, Pappu-Mallu, Swaroop, Gaysil Noronha and Pratap Shetty.

Finally on a good note we want to quote, “Dance sees no boundaries of age, sex and colour. What one requires is the rhythm in their life.”

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