Award Winning
Practical Field Examples
From Filmmakers who brought you these blockbusters

Rahul Dholakia

Film Director

Rahul Dholakia is a National Award-winning Film Director-Producer-Screenwriter from India who began his career with advertising. After assisting on Advertising and Documentary Films. Rahul turned a Producer. Completing his Master in Filmmaking from New York Institute of Technology, Rahul began directing documentaries and commercials and ran a TV Station, TV Asia. Some of his prominent films include 'Raees' with Shahrukh Khan, 'Lamha-The Untold Story of Kashmir' with Sanjay Dutt, and 'Parzania' with Naseeruddin Shah.

Mahesh Aney


Winner of the prestigious National Film Award, Mahesh Aney graduated from Film & Television Institute of India, Pune in Cinematography. In a career spanning four decades, he has shot over 1500 advertising films including some award-winning films for Pepsi, Kellogg's, Tata Steel, Feviquik and Maggie noodles. His Production House has produced more than fifty commercials for brands like Coca Cola, Vicks, Onida TV, Nivea Cream, Cinthol Soap and Johnnie Walker Golf. His Television work includes Serials and popular Shows like 'Movers & Shakers', 'Bindaas Bol', 'Kya Masti Kya Dhoom' and 'Wajood'. He won the National Award for Best Cinematography for the Shahrukh Khan starrer 'Swades', directed by Ashutosh Gowariker.

Cyrus Dastur

Founder, Shamiana

Cyrus Dastur is a Film Producer and the Organizer of Asia's largest Short Film platform 'Shamiana'. His network extends to 20 cities in India and 4 million people. With a fan following running into millions, Cyrus is an Expert of Short Film making and exhibition. He has spoken about Shorts at every possible fora in the country and has been a Speaker at several major international film festivals and a Guide and Mentor to many Short Film Makers. He has personally helped film makers make careers in Cinema.


Suresh Pai

Film Editor

A Graduate in Film Editing from the prestigious film and Television Institute of India, Pune, Suresh Pai has won two National Film Awards for Best Editing. Some of his well-known films are 'Page 3', 'Bheja Fry', 'Snip', 'Jhankar Beats', 'Raghu Romeo', 'Mithya','Tere Bin Laden', 'Bheja Fry 2', 'Hum Tum Shabana', 'Ankhon Dekhi', 'Kothandai (Assamese, this year's National Award winner) and many others.

Manoj Srivastava

Writer, Director, Film Festivals

Manoj Srivastava is a Film Festival Director and a trained Graduate Film maker from Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. Honored by Governments of Poland and Russian for his contribution to Cinema, he was the Chief Executive Director of Entertainment Society of Goa, which organizes International Film Festival of India, Goa and established Goa as a Film Destination. He set up India's first Short Film platform at IFFI Goa, 'Short Film Center'. He now heads Diorama International Film Festival & Market, and is a  Founder Member of Extravagant India Film Festival, Paris. He has served on various international and national film juries and directed over 400 films, Television Shows and Music Videos, and won several awards.

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