Bala has an M.FA. in Screenwriting from the University of California-Riverside, an M.A. in Theater & Cinema from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.A. in Theater Arts from the Hyderabad Central … Learn More
Amit Prasad, Faculty – Screenwriting, is equipped with in-depth theoretical knowledge and practical experience in the art and functioning of the film industry. His expertise lies in story development, conceptualization, screenplay, script analysis; film production, … Learn More
Arvind has a PG Diploma in Editing from FTII, Pune. Arvind has gained experience working as Principal, Senior Faculty, Subject Matter Expert, Creative Head, Content Head, Producer, Director, Editor, Writer, Lyricist, News Reader, Announcer and Actor in the 25 years … Learn More
Ashok has a Diploma in Film Making from Digital Academy Mumbai and holds a rich experience in teaching screenwriting for Films & T.V at the university level and possesses professional screenwriting experience for 6 years across TV and film formats.
He began as … Learn More
Milind Mahale is a product of FTII, Pune, who has an eye for camera which shows in his vast experience in award winning art house cinema industry.
Milind Mahale is an Independent Cinematographer and Cameraman with over 17 years of professional Film & TV … Learn More
MNVVK Chaitanya has 14 years experience in the field of learning and development, academics, media education, policy research and management education. His role in the media field has traversed many areas and he has conceptualized, re-strategized, designed and implemented OD, … Learn More
Pallakonda Sasi Bhushan, Faculty – Animation, has a decade of experience in visual effects and CGI and has worked on TV shows and advertisements.
Sasi has a Masters Certification in 3D animation from the MUV Institute of Digital Arts, Chennai.
Prior to joining … Learn More
A Masters in English Literature, Padma Ramesh has more than 20 years’ experience in fields as diverse as media, teaching and training. She was the editor of The Hindu – Opportunities, the Wednesday supplement of The Hindu for 7 years, as … Learn More
Rima has done her English Honors from Calcutta University and Post Graduate Diploma in Television Production from Hyderabad Central University.
Rima has been involved in post-production and production of television programs for the last 18 years in Calcutta and … Learn More
Sanjeev Kumar has more than 29 years of experience as a sound engineer and designer. He is a graduate from the Film and Television Institute of India (Pune), 1986 batch, and has specialized in Sound Recording and Engineering. Having worked as a consultant for Westrex … Learn More
A Post Graduate in cinema from Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, Sayandeb Mukherjee worked as an associate mix engineer, sound effects designer and sound designer. For over 15 years. His projects include films in Bengali, Telugu and Hindi, … Learn More
Siva Krishna Pavan has a degree in Computer Science & Diploma in Animation & VFX from MUV Institute of Digital Arts. He has worked with MAAC & Frameboxx as a Technical Head for various regions, and handled various commercial 3D and gaming … Learn More
Soumen has over 12 years of experience as a Sound Designer & teacher. He has previously worked on various projects in the areas of arranging, sequencing, recording, editing, mixing, composing and playing guitar! Soumen has a diploma in sound recording and sound … Learn More
Tawheed Rehman is a teacher, designer and photographer all rolled into one. Armed with a Mass Communication & Journalism degree from the University of Kashmir, Tawheed has worked at E TV, ICFAI University Press and as an analyst at YouTube and Google, … Learn More
Dr. Vijaya Raghava Thatiparthy has a Ph.D in Theatre Arts from University of Hyderabad and an M.A. in Theatre Arts from Osmania University.
Dr Raghava is Faculty of Acting at AISFM, has a decade of experience in stage and film acting and has worked at Association of … Learn More
Vivek Kumar Pandey is the Animation Faculty for BFA, MFA and Diploma programs. He teaches basic and advanced drawing, conceptual art, perspective, storyboard &layout design, portfolio, preproduction, composition, sequential drawing and key frame animation … Learn More
Sistla has a Diploma in Film Technology from MGR Government Film & Television Institute. His areas of interest are photography, editing, direction and screenplay.
VMK Sistla inherited film art from his father sistla senior, who is a veteran Art Director with … Learn More
Ranjit’s carrier spans 26 years of professional photography out of which about 20 years has been in teaching! He started his teaching career with NIFT Kolkata, where he taught for eight years and since then he has travelled to many design colleges like NSHM, BITS, … Learn More
B.K. Kiron Komar is a director who is passionate about entertainment, media and teaching. His vast career graph has seen him work in the fields of direction, acting and dubbing for films, television and theatre, radio and documentaries, ad and short … Learn More
Debkanta Chakrabarti’s entry into the world of cinema started with his film studies in the Film and Television Institute of India, where he specialized in film and video editing and later on in cinema-specialisation in editing.
A film that he worked … Learn More
Satyendra Mohanty is a graduate from the Film TV Institute of India, Pune, with experience of over three decades in film and media. Committed to cinema and television the roles he has played are an Editor, Director, Producer, TV Programmer, Administrator, Consultant in … Learn More
Varunan Balasubramaniam is the Chief Academic Administrator here at AISFM and has an overall experience of 15 years as an academician and entrepreneur. His forte has been academic management, international university … Learn More
Srinivas Tallapalli is the Faculty for Cinematography & Photography and has experience in Cinematography, Photography, Content Creation, TVC, VFX Production and Feature Films.
He has worked in the IT Industry for over 15 years across … Learn More
Nitin Mane is the Faculty for Acting & Outreach Program. He has done his MFA in Acting from the Louisiana State University and MTA Theatre from Mumbai University, April 2010. A writer, teacher and artist; Nitin has taught Introduction to Acting at … Learn More
Prem Ragunathan is the Faculty for Direction. He has more than a decade of work experience and his areas of expertise are film and video projects. He has done his Diploma in Film & Digital Editing from Anna University and Masters Degree in Filmmaking from L V Prasad … Learn More
Faculty: Media Ethics in the Newsroom & Legal Aspects of Media
Arun John’s main objective it to be a good ‘storyteller’ and to be a master purveyor of information. Currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Communication from the Department of Communication, Sarojini Naidu School of Arts and … Learn More
K. Karthik is the faculty for Advertising. Armed with a MS in Visual Communication from Chennai Madras University, he is currently also pursuing his Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Hyderabad. His areas of specializations are Communication and Media … Learn More
Bharat Bhushan Singh has over 20 years of organizational experience (Indian Air Force) and nearly a decade of academic experience in teaching, mentoring, academic administration, covering all aspects of its functionality. He has provided … Learn More
Dr. Diana Monteiro obtained her Ph.D. in Counselling Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi, USA and worked as a licensed psychologist in USA. She started The Hyderabad Academy of Psychology in 2009 and with her team of hand-picked counsellors, they practice … Learn More
Prema Malini Vanam has over 20 years of experience spanning advertising agencies, PR firms, TV, journalism and documentary film making. She is a two-time Nandi award winning TV Journalist, with deep expertise in creating socially relevant television … Learn More
Nimit transformed his career from an IT professional into an up-and-coming photographer, driven by talent and creative passion. His photographic work has been published in magazines, newspapers and many websites.
He now specialises in actor’s portfolios … Learn More
Faculty: Mass Communication and Management Studies
Sasi is an engineer who went on to pursue his Post Graduation in Communication from Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad. Sasi Kiran’s core subjects include Media and Culture, Advertising Management, Account Planning, Digital … Learn More
To be an effective teacher and trainer is Sri Lakshmi Ramu’s goal. Imparting knowledge and value education to better students’ aptitude and attitude is her objective. With an M.Com, M.Phil and MBA under her belt, she is now pursuing her Ph.D to add … Learn More
VY John, keen on teaching and research, comes with teaching experience of 18 years and industry experience of two years. His teaching career has seen him work as a lecturer and an assistant professor at many colleges including Institute of Computers … Learn More
Bachimanchi Venkata Subrahmanyam Ravi is an Indian dialogue and story writer who works in the Telugu film industry. Associated with directors such as Boyapati Srinu, K. Raghavendra Rao, Srinu Vytla, Bhaskar, Kodi Ramakrishna in the past, he has written dialogues for movies … Learn More
Dr. Gashash Deshe is an attorney who specializes in International Copyright and Entertainment Law and has been a part of production, management and creativity on various productions.
Some productions he has worked on are Fiddler on the Roof, Little Shop of Horrors, … Learn More
Dr. Srikanth Iyengar is an Indian director and actor based out of Hyderabad. His debut film, Stalemate, was about an oncologist who is treating a young girl suffering from cancer and through the course of her treatment realizes that he too is suffering from it.
He … Learn More
Kaladhar Master is a choreographer in the Telugu film industry. He has worked on films like Keun Dunia Ru Asila Bandhu (Oriya), Venkatadri and Missing. He is also known for being the main assistant to Raghava Lawrence. … Learn More
Kapil Suravaram is a Media Consultant with experience in a variety of media industries and holds expertise in business consulting for media companies, television productions and market research.
He has done Masters in Media Management from the Newhouse School of Syracuse … Learn More
Venkat Karunakar Uday also known as Karunakar is a master compositor and visual effects wizard. From digital compositing to visual effects, he has done it all. Language has no barriers here and he has worked in the Hindi, Telugu, Tamil and other film industries apart from … Learn More
K.L. Prasad is a writer and an actor in the Telugu film industry. K.L. Prasad started out as an engineer and left his job in 1987 to enter the film industry. He is considered to be one of the best writers in the Telugu film industry today.
The renowned story-weaver has … Learn More
A graduate from Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune, Madhu Mahankali is a noted director, cinematographer and producer. He has worked as the Director of Photography for numerous films and television series in both Hindi and Telugu.
As the Director of … Learn More
Madhura Sreedhar Reddy is a software engineer turned Director and Producer who works specifically in the Telugu film industry. He started his film career by establishing a music label Madhura Audio. He also owned one of the popular Telugu film magazines named … Learn More
Kiran Kumar Reddy, more famously known as Mirchi Kiran, is an RJ (radio jockey), sound producer and writer. He works at Radio Mirchi and is popularly known for his show Breaking News Babu Rao. The radio jockey cum script-writer cum voice and man behind the … Learn More
Mohan Krishna Indraganti is an award winning Telugu film director. His debut directorial venture Grahanam fetched him eleven awards including the National Film Award for Best First Film of a Director, the Nandi Award for Best First Film of a Director and the … Learn More
M. V. Raghu is a cinematographer turned director, screenwriter and producer known for his works in Telugu cinema. In 1988, he directed the neo-realistic film Kallu, which received two Nandi Awards for Best Feature Film and Best First Film of a Director, apart from … Learn More
Murali Nair is a director, screenwriter and producer. His film Marana Simhasanam was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival where it won the Caméra d'Or.
The films that he has directed, deal with various social and culture … Learn More
B. V. Nandini Reddy is a Telugu film writer and director. Her debut film, Ala Modalaindi, was a huge hit and she won the Nandi Award for Best Debut Director for it. Other movies she directed are Jabardasth and Kalyana Vaibhogame. She wrote the … Learn More
She has a M.A. in Linguistics and English from Delhi and an M.Phil. in Linguistics at the Sorbonne in France. After spending time as a translator and production coordinator for documentaries she chose to move into filmmaking herself and launched her own company called ‘Aur … Learn More
Noelie Charles is a French filmmaker, art director, actress and assistant director. She made her first trip to India in 1999 and has travelled back and forth between France and India for her filmmaking assignments. She is an independent filmmaker and looks at making films … Learn More
P.C. Sanath is the VFX Supervisor & Director of Firefly Creative Studio, and a very well-known name in the Telugu film industry.
Sanath began his career as a VFX supervisor back in 1997 and since then he has worked on numerous high profile projects including Telugu … Learn More
Pratima Reddy is a freelance photographer from India. She specifically works with architecture and interiors, food and beverage, portraiture, and industrial photography. She has worked at Teja News as a reporting intern and at Spirit, a production house, where she handled … Learn More
Preeya Nair is a director and producer. Her husband Murali Nair and she together founded the production company, Flying Elephants.
Films she has directed include Play and Quamer – Working to Live and Hear My Cry. As a producer she has been a part … Learn More
A Post Graduate Diploma from Film and Television Institute of India, Priya Krishnaswamy started her career with documentaries and short stories. Priya’s work includes the highly acclaimed Gangoobai, which she directed and edited. … Learn More
Priyanka Suryaneni worked with Yash Raj Films and created critically acclaimed documentaries before co-founding Pensar Creations, a production company that produces corporate films, wedding films, television commercials, viral videos, documentary films, web series and short … Learn More
Pushpa Bhaskar is a producer for television and radio shows. Her shows are focused on housewives and young adults. She has been a producer and presenter for Wave9 – the radio arm of TV9 – and presents Home Maker on a variety of topics of interest to working women and … Learn More
Radhika Lavu is an entrepreneur and filmmaker. She has worked with HMRI (Health Management Research Institute) and Runway Reels before co-founding Pensar Creations, a production company that produces corporate films, wedding films, television commercials, viral videos, … Learn More
Rahul is a cinematographer in the Telugu film industry. He has been the operative cameraman for films like Ragada, Anukokunda Oka Roju, Kedi and Vikramarkudu. As a cinematographer, he is known for his wonderful cinematography and has worked on many films. … Learn More
Rajendra Prasad is an Indian actor in the Telugu film industry. He is well known for his use of method acting and his portrayal of comedic roles in Telugu cinema.
Some of the films he is famous for are Quick Gun Murugun, Aa Naluguru, Aa Okkati Adakku, Mr. Pellam, April … Learn More
Ramesh Kolluri is an Indian film editor specifically in the Telugu film industry. He has worked on a number of films such as Alludiporu, Once More, Allari Pelli Koduku, Sandade Sandadi, Allare Allari, Ram Dev and many more. … Learn More
Ribu Varughis is a television director and freelancer based out of Hyderabad, India. He is currently the Creative Head at Motifs TV and executed the prime-time show, It’s My Show featuring Prakash Raj as the anchor.
He has also been the Creative Head for SPTV and … Learn More
R.P. Patnaik is a music director and a playback singer for Telugu, Kannada and Tamil films. He also acted in the film Seenu Vasanthi Lakshmi in which he played a blind singer.
In addition to this he made his directorial debut with the film Andamaina … Learn More
A graduate in science and a postgraduate in Management from Osmania University, Hyderabad, Sanjay has gained around ten years of industry experience, especially in the media industry.
He has worked with various companies like Indian Express newspaper, Living Media India … Learn More
Santhi Akkineni is involved in film direction, costume designing and styling. She has worked on a number of films such as Chakram, Lakshmi Kalyanam, Jai, Addhivishnu, Mestry and Young India.
In addition to this she has been the associate designer for the … Learn More
Satish Kasetty is an ad filmmaker and a director. He worked for Suresh Productions Pvt. Ltd., initially as a consultant for the hit film Kalisundam Raa. He also worked on a number of ad films dealing with women’s welfare and has made a number of documentaries on the … Learn More
Seetharama has been a writer, creative director, co-director and assistant director. His six feature film credits include Aaa…Naluguru (winner of Nandi awards for Best Film, Actor and Supporting Actor) and Seetharamudu.
His experience in television … Learn More
Sunil Bandi is a writer, producer and director. A qualified doctor, with an MBBS from JIPMER, Pondicherry, Sunil Bandi hails from a doctor’s family. It was expected that he would work as a doctor.
However, the filmmaking bug bit him in the second year of MBBS. Thereafter, … Learn More
Swapnesh Chintala has been a part of the media industry since 2002. He has worked as a concept designer, program producer, programming manager and in-charge of a variety of departments.
As a starting point in his career he was part of the direction team for the film … Learn More
Tony Chapman is a news producer, corporate writer, video producer and trainer. At the start of his career he began working at the Victorian Premier’s Department as a media liaison officer after which he become a producer/journalist for HSV-7 in Melbourne for over two … Learn More
Uma Maheswara Rao is a director and a writer in the Telugu film industry. The films he has directed are Sreekaram, Suryaputrulu, Mounam, Ankuram and Sindhoora.
His films have featured Jayasudha, Shoban Babu, Revathi, Aravind Swami, Om Puri and Charu … Learn More