Certificate Program

18 Mar: Dharam Gulati

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Graduated from FTII and since then have been working in the Film, Advertising, and TV Industry as a DOP as well as Producer/Director. Films he has shot have been nominated for and won awards at prestigious Film festivals across the world. ‘RUDAALI’, ‘HIMALYA PUTRA’, ‘AAR YA PAAR’, ‘THE PERFECT HUSBAND’, ‘TINGYA’, ‘ROAD TO SANGAM’ ‘SEHAR’. Dharam has shot many ad films too.

He has also been on a multitude of Jurys & Committees. The jury of the 63rd Indian National Film Awards and 68th Indian National Film Awards; the Selection Committee of Oscar Jury of India 2022; the International Selection Committee of MIFF; the Jury of Semi-Final Judging of International Emmy® Awards (Asian Region); the Jury of Indian Telly Awards and IDPA Awards; Member of Academic Council and Technical Advisory Committee of FTII, Pune; Visiting Faculty of FTII, Pune; Students’ Selection Committee of SRFTI, Kolkata; Students’ Selection Committee of RSACE (Ramesh Sippy Academy of Cinema & Entertainment) Mumbai; Visiting Faculty of Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication, MIT Institute of Design and MIT Film & TV School, Pune; Member Managing Committee of GraFTII (Alumni Association of FTII) Vice President and Co-Ordinator of GraFTII; Member Managing Committee of WICA (Western India Cinematographers’ Association.

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18 Mar: Adarsh Eshwarappa

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Adarsh H Eshwarappa is an Indian film director, screenwriter, and actor who is best known for his work in the Kannada film industry. An alumnus of the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles, he first made his mark through short films like ‘The Reality’ and ‘Marethenendukondeya’. His notable feature film credits include ‘B.E. Mech’, and Shuddhi. Besides acting, screenwriting, and direction, Adarsh Eshwarappa has also taken on the role of an editor in some of his films.


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18 Mar: Roopa Rao

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Roopa Rao is an independent Indian filmmaker from Bengaluru. She is the writer and director of India’s first same-sex love story web series ‘The Other Love Story’. Roopa Rao is also known for directing the critically acclaimed award-winning Kannada film ‘Gantumoote’.

Roopa Rao won the “Best Director” award at NYC Web Fest 2016 and the “Best Story” award at TO Web Fest 2017. The Other Love Story has a total of 3 wins and 7 nominations from various National and International Film Festivals.

After The Other Love Story, Roopa Rao wrote and directed ‘BFF (Breath Friend Forever)’, a short film. The film was an official selection at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and got screened at Ireland National Film Body in the Kids Section.

In 2019, Rao’s first feature film, ‘Gantumoote was up for a world premiere at New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) where it won the “Best Screenplay” award.


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16 Mar: Kiran Deohans

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Kiran Deohans graduated as a cinematographer from the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. He won the Filmfare Award for his first film Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak after which he got many offers from big productions, but Kiran Deohans chose to concentrate on shooting and directing advertising films. He has shot more than 800 ad films and won many awards for his cinematography. Rakesh Mehra then asked Kiran to work on ‘Aks the Reflection’ for which he received nominations from both Filmfare and Screen. Kiran continued to shoot feature films together with his work in ad films and shot ‘Kabhi Kushi Kabhi Gham’ which won him the Sansui Award for Best Cinematography; ‘Jodhaa Akbar’, ‘Manikarnika’, ‘Sarabjit’, ‘Ramaiya Vastavaiya’, ‘Agneepath’, ‘Khele Hum Jee Jaan Se’ and many more. Kiran has also produced several Short Films which have won Awards at various International Festivals.


His work in Ad Films


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16 Mar: Amol Gupte

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An award-winning writer, director, producer, actor, and philanthropist, Amol Gupte is associated with acclaimed films like ‘Taare Zameen Par’, ‘Stanley Ka Dabba’, and ‘Hawa Hawai’. He is the writer-creative director of the film ‘Taare Zameen Par’, while also contributing to the lyrics and the artworks used in the movie. Amol also plays a pivotal role in ‘Stanley Ka Dabba’. As an actor, he has made waves with his portrayals in ‘Kaminey’, ‘Singham Returns’, ‘Phas Gaya Re Obama’, ‘Bheja Fry 2’ and ‘Urumi’. Amol Gupte`s recent releases as Writer and Director are the action-adventure film ‘Sniff!!!’ And a biopic on India’s Badminton Star ‘Saina’.

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16 Mar: Tanuja Chaturvedi

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Writer, Producer, and Director Tanuja have more than two-and-a-half decades of experience as a writer, producer & director for Television & Film spanning various genres like drama, thriller, romance, comedy, children’s shows, fantasy, and in formats of dailies, weeklies, one-offs, web-series & feature-length movies which were broadcasted on major Indian Television Networks like Star Plus, Sony Entertainment Television, Zee TV, Sahara, Life OK, Colours & Netflix.

Tanuja has done her M A in English Literature and is a graduate of the Film & TV Institute Pune (FTII) in Editing. She has been a Visiting Faculty at Whistling Woods International, Mumbai, Xavier’s Institute of Communication, Mumbai, Symbiosis Centre of Media & Communication, Pune, Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute, Kolkata, and M L C University, Bhopal where she taught at and mentored students in Editing, Script Writing, Film Appreciation, Documentary Writing & Writing for Television & OTT Channels.

Her work spans a wide spectrum and includes “Selection Day” – Season 1 & 2 (Netflix); “Shaka Laka Boom Boom” Series 1 & 2 (Star Plus); “Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahi” : (Sony Entertainment Television); “Kumkum” (Star Plus); “Yeh Dil Chahe More” (Star One); “Geet Gaata Chal” (Zee TV); “Buddha” (Zee TV, Doordarshan & Netflix); “Mumbai Diaries” Season 2 (Amazon Prime) to name a few. She has also directed & produced telefilms ‘Star Bestsellers’ and is an executive producer of the feature film ‘Saptapadii’ produced by A B Corp Ltd.

Earlier she has also been a drama artist on Radio, chief assistant to Actor Director Mr Dev Anand, done stories for a video magazine ‘Bollywood Plus’, Directed Telefilm ‘Kya Yahi Pyaar Hai’ and a science series ‘Turning Point’.

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03 Feb: Shweta Desai

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An alumnus of Mr. Anupam Kher’s Actor Prepares, Mumbai. Her works are notable in films like
Harivu, a National Award winning film and in a commercial film called Ringmaster. She has
appeared in many Kannada commercials and independent films including, Prakash Raj’s
Oggarane/ Ullavacharu Biryani, Rani Rani Rani, Pawan Kumar’s Lucia, KM Chaitanya’s Parari
to name a few.

She has acted in various theatre productions of Bangalore like Sandbox Collective, Indian Ensemble,
Still Space Theatre, Rangashankara’s AHA, Suchitra, VASP to name a few.

13 Dec: Advaitha Gurumurthy

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