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  • Annie

    Annie Zaidi
    Academic Area: Scriptwriting

    Writer, Independent filmmaker

    Acclaimed books: Gulab, Love Stories # l to 14, Known Turf: Bantering with Bandits and Other True Tales (shortlisted for Vodafone Crossword Book Awards), Crush, Unbound: 2000 Years of Indian Women's Writing. Awards and Recognition:‘Jaal’, ‘So many socks’(nominated for META Awards)-‘Name,Place,Animal,Thing’ (short-listed for The Hindu Metroplus Playwright Award) -Radio play, ’Jam’(Winner, BBC's International Playwriting Competition 2011)

  • Aniruddha

    Aniruddha Sen
    Academic Area: Film making

    Founder - Electric Dreams Film Company

    Oni, is a graduate of the National Institute of Designand has directed over 500 television commercials. Oni's approach to filmmaking is an extension of his background in visual arts. He is not just a storyteller, but also a photographer, designer and illustrator.
    Acclaimed work: The Saints of Sin (2016)

  • Dinesh

    Dinesh Khanna
    Academic Area: Photography

    Professional Photographer

    Dinesh Khanna has been working as a freelance Photographer for over 25 years with an eclectic blend of commercial and personal work. For advertising end corporate clients, he has been shooting food, people and interiors. Dinesh is a Managing Trustee of Nazar Foundation, one of the Co-founders of the Delhi Photo Festival and also one of the Photography Curators for the Serendipity Arts Festival.
    Acclaimed books- Bazaar,Living Faith.

  • Jigar

    Jigar Fernandes
    Academic Area: Ideating for TVC

    President and Content head, Culture Machine

    An engineer and MBA, who was destined for a career in professional football changed tracks and joined Mahindras as a marketing guy instead. Six years later, he changed tracks again, this time in advertising and started off as a junior copywriter in 2007. Within a short span. he shot up the ladder and has been the country head of Publicis, with a host of popular work and awards to his credit.

  • Huzefa

    Huzefa Kapadia
    Academic Area: New Media Advertising

    Executive Creative Director, Hotstar, Star

    He is currently responsible for Hotstar Premium content that includes sports and International television shows, including IPL and Game of Thrones. Writer and Creative Director, Creativeland Asia, Mumbai, (Jul 2011-Jan 2014),his growth has been parallel to Creativeland's. He was responsible for handing communication for massive brands, including Mango Frooti, Cafe coffee Day, Mercedes Benz, Medimlx Ayurvedic, Soap JM financial, Appy fizz, and Hippo Baked Munchies.

  • Jignesh

    Jignesh Vasavada
    Academic Area: Radio Advertising

    Creative Consultant & Strategist (Programming), Sambhaav Media Ltd

    JV has been a media and entertainment professional for the past 25 years. He has worked in various fields ranging from Advertising to Print to Radio to Television and Digital Media. JV was the VP and CPH for Radio Mirchi where he was actively involved in character & creatives nationally. He was instrumental In identifying and moderating characters like Sud - Hansee ke Fuvvare, Mirchi Murga et al.

  • Manoj

    Manoj Tyagi
    Academic Area: Scriptwriting

    Screenwriter, Film Director

    Over the years. he has worked extensively with National film award winning director, Madhur Bhandarkar, in films Iike Aan: Men at Work (2004), Page 3(2005). Corporate (2006) and Jail (2009).
    He made his directorial debut with Mumbai Salsa (2007) produced by Vikram Bhatt’s ASA for whom he had written a couple of films.
    Awards and Recognition:
    -National Award for Best Screenplay: Page 3, Apaharan
    -Filmfare Award for Best screenplay: Page 3

  • Nikheel

    Nikheel Aphale
    Academic Area: Calligraphy

    Calligrapher and Graphic Designer

    Nikheel has worked as a graphic designer for more than twelve years and has worked on various projects related to brand identity, publications. event & environmental graphics etc. Nikheel's calligraphy works were published In annual issues of prestigious & internationally acclaimed calligraphy magazine, letter Arts Review. USA {2010, 2011 & 2016}

  • Shanker

    Shanker Raman
    Academic Area: Cinematography

    Director, Chasing Tales

    Shanker Raman is an award winning cinematographer, writer, producer and director, having worked professionally over the last two decades on several documentaries, shorts, feature films and TV commercials.Awards and recognition:
    -Frozen: Best Cinematography (Indian National Awards and Durban International Film Festival)
    -Harud: Don Quixote Award(Fribourg Festival), Best Film in Urdu(Indian National Awards)
    -Gurgaon: WIP Lab awards (NDFC Film Bazaar).

  • Uday

    Uday Parker
    Academic Area: Creative communication

    Creative Chief and co founder, BREATHING SPACE

    Gold Medallist from JJ School of Arts. Around 24 years in advertising. Won more than 125 Global and National Awards. A jury at Indian Advertising Awards for the last eight years. Honorary at leading Management Institutes in India for the last 15 years.

  • Vaibhav

    Vaibhav Kumaresh
    Academic Area: Animation

    Founder and Director, Vaibhav Studios

    Founded in 2003. Vaibhav Studios has produced some of lndia's most successful and popular animated films and characters and is undoubtedly contemporary lndia's favourite animation studio. They script. design. direct and produce animation films These include television commercials. public service announcements, promotional content for TV channels, music videos. short and feature length films.

  • Aditya

    PG Aditya
    Academic area: Digital Advertising

    Senior Creative Director, Dentsu Webchutney

    PG Aditiya's career had humble beginnings, he started writing T&Cs behind candy wrappers to finally landing himself his first advertising job at 18. As a Senior creative director at Dentsu Webchutney, he has been fortunate enough to lead teams and digital creatives, filmmakers & strategists that include Flipkart, Nokia, Wildcraft. Fastrack. Swiggy. Quikr, among others.
    Awards and recognition:
    - IM Future Leader 2010
    - Impact Magazine's Top 30 under 30 2010
    -DAN Achiever Award lor 2010

  • Pradeep

    Pradeep Malik
    Academic Area: Writing for Media

    HoD & Adjunct Professor, PDPU

    A teacher-joumalist with more than 25 years in print, broadcast and new media, Dr. Pradeep Mallik has worked with leading media houses, The Times of India, Business lndia Group, lndia Abroad and Bhaskar Corporation. Currently, he teaches at School of Liberal Studies at PDPU, Gandhinagar. His last job was that of the Deputy Resident Editor at Ahmedabad Mirror.

  • Pradipta

    Pradipta Ray
    Academic Area: Set designing

    Film Maker I Production Designer I Artist |Design Educator I Animator

    Pradipta Ray is an Animator/ Film maker based in Mumbai. A graduate from NID. Ray has worked as a visualiser for several box office superhits such as Rang de Basantl, Heyy Babyy and Kambakth Ishq. Pradipta has a worked in various fields from films to Television to gaming industry. Famed works: Raat Baki(2011), “Eidi- The Gift (2014), "Guy Next Door “(2015)

  • Shreya

    Shreya Alex
    Academic area: Insight Mining

    Asst Brand Manager & Resident Copywriter - Corporate Brand, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd

    A brief internship at Orchard Advertising,Leo Burnett! made her fall in love with the craft. Her first advertising job at OgilvyOne Worldwide gave her a unique peek Into advertising, working with India's most loveable brand mascots, the Vodafone Zoozoo, After a year, she switched to the client's side -and now works with the resident content team at Mahindra's Corporate Brand team.

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